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Old September 3, 2010, 12:47 AM   #1
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Remington 870? should I?

I own 2 Mossbergs (an old 500 and a 6 shot 590) and 2 Winchesters (both 1300s one of them just a ranger and a 8 shot defender). I was wondering if I should buy a Remington 870. I don't really need another shotgun but I love them. Yes? No? Pictures?
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Old September 3, 2010, 02:34 AM   #2
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What do you do with the shotguns you already have? It sounds like you already have the bases covered for HD and general purpose guns. How about something different like a coach gun for cowboy shooting or a sporting O/U? Or, if the guns you have now are all 12-ga, then you might want to give a smaller gun a try to sharpen your skills.

Nobody really needs another shotgun, it's a case of wanting one.
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Old September 3, 2010, 06:52 AM   #3
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You can get a lot of after market add ons for the 870, some practical, some mall ninja.
If you can get a good deal on one go for it.
There is no such thing as too many....
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Old September 3, 2010, 08:00 AM   #4
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I have many firearms of all different sizes. I love them all. for the coach gun i am already looking for a Remington Spartan. I would like to see if the 870 stand up to what everybody says about it. and yes. there is no such thing as too many guns.
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Old September 3, 2010, 08:02 AM   #5
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and who said I needed it? lol I want it just like a DPMS Panther LRT SASS but I'm just getting the cheaper ones out of the way.
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Old September 3, 2010, 08:16 AM   #6
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My first shotgun was a hand me down SxS 16 gauge. Then my parents bought me a Mossberg 500. I later bought a Remington 870 Express Mag (about 1997/1998). Wish I had known about the Express Super Mag then. Anyway, the Mossberg went into the gun cabinet and hadn't been out since (other than cleaning) until my buddy borrowed it last weekend.
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Old September 3, 2010, 08:48 AM   #7
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Get one. 870s are awesome.

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Old September 3, 2010, 08:51 AM   #8
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Nobody really needs another shotgun, it's a case of wanting one
This is very true...for most people one shotgun will do the trick. But owning just one isn't much fun.
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Old September 3, 2010, 10:16 AM   #9
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5th Wheel,
May I ask what brand of magazine extensions you have on the 870s? Very sharp looking and a great collection you have.
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Old September 3, 2010, 10:35 AM   #10
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Old September 3, 2010, 10:44 AM   #11
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A pump collection without an 870 is like a day without sunshine.
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Old September 3, 2010, 11:56 AM   #12
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The shotguns you have are as good as the 870. I would at least get a "Police Grade" or Wingmaster - if you get the Express do a search for upgrades recommended by Scattergun Bob as otherwise you will have one more shotgun of essentially same quality. Why not go ouside of the box and for a little more $$$ get a 930 Mossberg Semi-auto.
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Old September 3, 2010, 12:55 PM   #13
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Thank you for the compliments. Both mag extensions are factory Remington.

The extension on the top shotgun is a +3 and the extension on the middle shotgun is a +2. I've had the top shotgun since 1989 and, back then, the bracket for the extension lacked the swivel stud to attach the sling swivels. I just left it that way, as I never slung it. The middle shotgun is a Police Magnum from 2004, and it came with the +2 extension. The new brackets have the swivel stud attached. Both extensions have functioned 100%.

I really dig the Police Magnum. I had the LOP shortened to 13", polished up the front bead with Flitz and a dremel, and worked the heck out of the action. It has a very slick action. Slicker than the old 870.
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Old September 3, 2010, 01:59 PM   #14
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New guy here that's been lurking for quite a while. I love my 7-shot 870 Express HD gun. It's well balanced and shoots great. Everything is factory except that I added a sling and XS Big Dot night sights.

Rem 870-05.jpg

Rem 870-06.jpg
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Old September 3, 2010, 02:43 PM   #15
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That's a beauty. How do you like the XS sight?
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Old September 3, 2010, 05:38 PM   #16
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I was wondering if I should buy a Remington 870. I don't really need another shotgun but I love them. Yes? No? Pictures?
Not sure that would be wise. Since you love your shotguns so much, buying a superior 870 will only lower them in your estimation.
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Old September 3, 2010, 07:19 PM   #17
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BFG1300

The theory of needs and wants applies to gathering Scatterguns around us. My wife often asks me do you really need another shotgun, my response is no, but I sure do want one!

We are truly blessed to be living in the GOLDEN age of Scatterguns, more manufacturers of solid guns and innovative models exist today than in any other time of our history. Revile in that and if you do not like a new 870 after you purchase it, some one else will!

Good Luck & Be Safe
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Old September 3, 2010, 08:42 PM   #18
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Fifth Wheel: "That's a beauty. How do you like the XS sight?"
The XS Big Dot sights are awesome. Visibility, both day and night are greatly enhanced over the standard gold bead. The tritium glow is supposed to last for 15 years.
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Old September 3, 2010, 09:41 PM   #19
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870s are darn good shotguns, and there's five here. But not the only choice.

Try one, then decide if you want one here and now.
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Old September 3, 2010, 09:56 PM   #20
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Mine is an 870 express. I love mine. http://s89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...70fullyMod.jpg
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Old September 3, 2010, 11:29 PM   #21
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Yes, you should.
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Old September 7, 2010, 06:07 PM   #22
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Yes to the 870. They just plain work. Also I once heard of a man using his as a paddle to get to shore when he lost his while shooting water foul.
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Old September 7, 2010, 06:29 PM   #23
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IMHO, everyone should try a Wingmaster. It may or may not float your boat, but it hasn't been around for 50 years and millions and millions of copies for nothing. If you buy used and buy smart you can resell for close to what you paid or maybe even make a profit.
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Old September 8, 2010, 10:25 PM   #24
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Old September 8, 2010, 10:35 PM   #25
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Man, that's nice . Out of curiosity, does the 14" barrel have a cylinder bore?
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