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Old September 28, 2009, 01:05 PM   #1
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High rib for 870?

Searched around, and couldnt find anything on this topic. I have an 870 express that i use for trap only. I love the gun, fits me perfect, however I would like the rib to be a little higher. Does Remington offer any replacement barrels for the 870 with a higher rib? Or even just one that could snap/bolt on to the existing one and add a little height? Im not looking for anything huge, just a little higher like the 2 bbl browning below.

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Old September 28, 2009, 02:10 PM   #2
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Remington makes a trap barrel, but I haven't seen one with a rib that high.

This thread contains pics and contact info for a man who is making Delrin add-on ribs for $130-$150.

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Old September 28, 2009, 03:35 PM   #3
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yeah that's pretty much exactly what im looking for! Price isnt too bad either, thats about what I expected to pay. Does it clamp onto the existing rib so it can be taken off, or do I need to send in my barrel and have them attach it permanently?
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Old September 28, 2009, 03:50 PM   #4
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IIRC most of the aftermarket ribs were glued on with black epoxy.
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Old September 28, 2009, 06:55 PM   #5
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Hmm....those are pretty nice, but I'm kinda lookin for something that I can take on and off.
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Old September 28, 2009, 07:27 PM   #6
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Maybe get a spare barrel, have it made like that, so you can use your gun for other purposes as well
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Old September 28, 2009, 09:09 PM   #7
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Oneounce has the best idea. Yes, a little more expesnive but much, much better. I don't shoot much trap but a guy at my club has an 870 he has worked over for Trap. It has a "high-ish" rib. I will see if I can get a picture. If I track him down it won't be right away.
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Old September 28, 2009, 11:20 PM   #8
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Old September 29, 2009, 11:08 AM   #9
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Have you looked into an older factory Wingmaster trap barrel? My pre-1987, monte carlo stocked, 1100-Trap gun's barrel is factory overbored and has a stepped rib (look closely at johnbt's pic, and you can see the joint between the factory step rib and the extension). I suspect the Wingmaster trap models had a similar set up. Tommyb, you report that your Express fits you perfectly, raising the rib will change things.
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Old September 29, 2009, 10:12 PM   #10
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yeah, it fits me pretty well...i just have to lower my head to the side a bit and i think a higher rib would be perfect.
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