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Cavè Canem
December 7, 2001, 11:54 AM
After looking at the O/U prices, I realized that I am not going to be able to get one of those for a while so I wanted to pick up a good, inexpensive pump. I was thinking of maybe getting the Rem 1100 but they were out of stock and price is a big issue.

I was looking at Sports Authority today for a new shotgun for clays. I found a Rem 870 with wood stocks/fore grip, 26 or 28" bbl. It looked like it would only fit 2 3/4 shells but I only want to shoot clays so I really dont need it to handle the 3" mags.

I dont know the specifics b/c there was no one working at the counter and i got tired of waiting. So aside from the poor customer service, is this a good deal on the Shotgun? I currently have a MB500A but its more for busting doors and clearing houses then shooting clays.

Any info and advice would be great.

Kharn
December 7, 2001, 12:35 PM
All new Remington 870s can take 3" shells, the Super Magnums can take 3.5" shells. Thats about normal for an 870 from what I have seen for prices. You might want to consider the 870 Combo package: either a 28" "bird" barrel (removable choke and vent rib) and a 20" IC rifle sighted barrel, or a 26" bird barrel and a 20" rifled, rifle sighted barrel. Cost should be about $330 and $350 respectively for the combo packages. Try your nearest Walmart for better prices, they usually beat everyone else.

Kharn

Cavè Canem
December 7, 2001, 05:10 PM
I looked at Walmart and they didn't have a very good selection at all. Thanks for the info on the combo packages. Ill keep my eye for those.

C.R.Sam
December 7, 2001, 11:07 PM
When you are lookin for a specific item and don't see it on the rack at a chain store....ask if they have what you want in the stock room. Sometimes pleasant suprise awaits the asker.

Sam

Dave McC
December 8, 2001, 11:21 AM
You may want to consider buying a used 870,CC. Since the things never seem to wear out, you won't be getting a junker, and sometimes you can get a good deal on a classic.

One gent I shoot trap with bought a 10 yr old 870 TB trap gun that had never had a round through it. The previous owner had won it at a raffle, and since he was fond of lighter kicking autos, never uncased it. It was put up for sale when he retired to Fla. Price was $360,compared to a new list price of $550.

"Nother guy I know brags on his $125 field grade of late 60s vintage, with nice wood and in great shape. He got a trap bbl for it that cost more than the gun.

Even police turnins are beat up outside, and oft near new inside, and can serve as the base for a dedicated Trap, Hunting, or "Serious" shotgun. Two of mine started like that.

HTH...

Cavè Canem
December 8, 2001, 07:46 PM
Thanks again for the tips. There is a gun show at the end of December and I am going to look for an 1100 or an 870. When I asked at Sports Authority how much an 1100 cost they told me around $600.

The 870 I looked at came with a Modified Choke only. I would have to buy the others. :( This Sporting clay stuff is confusing. :D

I actually prefer pumps to autos but you never know. I shot a friends 1100 and loved it, I also shot his 870 and loved that too.

Tomorrow I try my MB500A at some skeet. :D Second time in my life I have shot Skeet. I cant wait.

Thanks again.

Gary H
December 10, 2001, 02:32 PM
My wife shoots a 20 ga. 870 and breaks a good number of clays without any mechanical problems. Unfortunately for her..and me.. I kept modifying the stock for fit until I completely ruined the stock.

taco
December 10, 2001, 06:54 PM
Go back to Wal-Mart to see if they have Remington 1100 on sale. I got one several months ago for $329 (maybe $349) and it came with 28" barrel and one Modified Rem Choke.

taco
December 10, 2001, 06:57 PM
Look here

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=88697

Cavè Canem
December 11, 2001, 04:19 PM
Ill keep an eye on walmart. Thanks for the tips.

Zoso
December 12, 2001, 02:23 PM
We sell the 870 12g 26" 3 inch gun for 219.91, that's with the wood stock.

ENC
December 13, 2001, 12:07 AM
My local Wal mart just put the 1100 at $250 anyone know if they take layaway for guns.

Al Thompson
December 13, 2001, 08:12 AM
Mine does - may have to have it out by the end of the year though.

Giz

Cavè Canem
December 13, 2001, 06:00 PM
Just called all the Wal-Marts by me and no one can tell me when they will have them instock again or how much they will cost. :(