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Old July 27, 2011, 09:18 PM   #1
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marine shotguns

I've been looking at some different marine shotguns and would like any input i can get, so far the models I've found are :

Remington 870 marine magnum, 887 nitro-mag and 887 nitro-mag tactical,

Mossberg 500 mariner,590 mariner, 590A1 mariner, 500 tactical (with marinecote finish) and the JIC 500 mariner,

Benelli nova pump h2o

so if anyone has any experience with any of these I'd like your input

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Old July 27, 2011, 10:20 PM   #2
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I have the Remington 870 Marine Magnum. Never have had any issues with it. Easy to work on, etc.

I'm not much of a shotgun guy but the thing seems like a tank.

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Old July 28, 2011, 07:27 AM   #3
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I recommend the Nova Mariner then the 870 mariner. DO NOT go for the 887, hold one and understand why. They are very rough and clumbsy/slow and have poor quality. The 500 is fine as well, but I have more experiance with the nova and 870. Have you considered buying something like a supernova, then having it refinished or sealed? That comfortech stock is a really helpful thing.
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Old July 28, 2011, 01:00 PM   #4
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actually can you give me your reasoning for why you don't like the 887?
the tactical version won the 2011 Shooting Illustrated Shotgun of the Year, and I've shot one before and did not see any problem with it
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Old July 28, 2011, 05:38 PM   #5
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357, 7/29/11

Another vote for the Remington Mariner. Mine has about a hundred rounds of slugs through it and no complaints.

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Old July 28, 2011, 07:32 PM   #6
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id go with either the mossberg 590a1 or rem 870...i dont really see the point in getting a mariner unless your going to be by the ocean alot or get the gun wet constantly. throw some wd40 on that regular metal and itll hold up fine
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Old July 30, 2011, 08:58 PM   #7
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Look for an article in Gun Tests Magazine coming up regarding marine type finish shotguns. My only experience was with a Mossberg that had been stored in a garage for years which stained or discolored the finish. I recall using #000 and #0000 steel wool with varieties of cleaners and oils to try to get it back to being somewhat decent. It was odd to me to have a shotgun "made to hold up under such conditions" to need so much trial and error trying to get it cleaned up.
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Old July 31, 2011, 10:24 AM   #8
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They still have to be maintained. They aren't completely impervious to corrosion or decay. Just much more resistant.

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Old July 31, 2011, 11:18 AM   #9
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True of course. In this case I acquired the shotgun, but had no control regarding the previous owners storage. Mainly, I was just thinking it should have cleaned up better than it did. Come to think about it, I'd consider a marine finish shotgun for deer hunting. Case in point: One day we had some mix of precipitation and cold. After the hunt, I put the shotgun in the car. And this gun has some sort of supposedly better finish on it. Which is why I did what I did. Nine hours later it was covered with a thin film of rust all over. I'd bet the marine grade finish would not do that. At least it would resist better enough to give you some time to be able to wipe it down. Lesson learned. Next hunting trip I'll have some rags and oil in a dry box.
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Old July 31, 2011, 04:15 PM   #10
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WhatWWhay about some of the various aftermarket coatings instead?
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Old July 31, 2011, 10:03 PM   #11
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thanks for the input everyone, the reason i want the marine coating is that i live in Florida and will be using this shotgun in a marine environment, and i dont really want to send it off to get an aftermarket coating on it, i want to buy a gun that is ready made to stay around the water
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Old August 1, 2011, 12:07 AM   #12
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"...I live in Florida..." Hi. Add that to your profile.
Like Wag says, you'll still have to maintain any 'marine' shotgun. The insides are not coated. The Rem 870 is nickel plated inside and out though.
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Old August 1, 2011, 02:09 PM   #13
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I have the 12G 870 Marine Magnum as well and love it. Its an awesome shotgun you will not regret.
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Old August 3, 2011, 06:11 PM   #14
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I also live in Florida , and on the coast. I have been using the Remington marine magnum on a daily basis. Always ready and in the trunk of the car. I give the gun minimal attention and it has never had any corrosion problems. I've used it for about ten years, and it is still corrosion free. I can't praise it enough.
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Old August 3, 2011, 09:44 PM   #15
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I love my cheapy 870 Express. I know nothing of the 870 Marine Magnum. Are we talking about something that is basically a short, corrosion-resistant 870 Wingmaster, or a shiny 870 Police, or an overpriced 870 Express?

I gather the 870s are quite different in their internals but I don't know the specifics.

I suppose you can interchange barrels on the 870 Marine, even if you're changing to something in a different finish. Is that right?
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Old August 3, 2011, 10:47 PM   #16
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Another florida boy... And a real one... Just bought a few window shakers so for the first time in many years, I have a bit drier air... But never had a gun rust from it...
Just make sure no cloth and such is touching metal or wood... Gun cases will flat rot a gun. They are for transporting not storing a gun in high humidity.

Unless you are on the beach frontage, salt is a non-issue.

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Old August 3, 2011, 10:48 PM   #17
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The Marine Magnum has been around a while. Basically the same internals as any other 870 (yes, i know the LE guns have some upgraded springs and the Wingmasters are polished out to a higher level...I have them all). The Marine is definitely lower-maintenance than any blued or parked gun where it's wet, and especially where it's wet and salty.


http://www.remington.com/products/fi...ne-magnum.aspx

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