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Old February 20, 2011, 03:43 AM   #1
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My new beast!

I'm sure this has been discussed already but I need to show off my new BEAST HD 12 gauge....

1) Start with a Remington 870 Home Defense. (I already swapped the furniture with my 870 express-magnum hunting 12g)


2) Drill out those annoying detents...(drill a small pilot hole, then go big, I used a 1/4")


3) At this point you need a dremmel or small grinding stone to take out the burrs inside the magazine tube. After deburring, I used epoxy to cover the bare metal, then sanded everything down so the magazine follower could....follow. I then attached the extension and a light mount (which I put my TLR-3 on) and it was done, and beautiful.....

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Old February 20, 2011, 11:18 AM   #2
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Looks nice, how does it shoot?

That's the critical part.....
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Old February 20, 2011, 11:46 AM   #3
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Won't know till I get to the range in a few days, until then it sleeps in the safe (except when I am fondling it)
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Old February 20, 2011, 12:08 PM   #4
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Nice
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Old February 20, 2011, 12:12 PM   #5
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do you need a longer or stronger spring for the added rounds?
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Old February 20, 2011, 01:21 PM   #6
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I know it's been discussed ad nauseum; but, why did you choose to drill out the dimple instead of trying to smooth it out? In previous posts, some have claimed it's as simple as driving an appropriately sized wrench socket down the end of the tube.

Edit: it's been mentioned that a wrench socket might give better service, in this particular application, than a wench.

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Old February 20, 2011, 06:25 PM   #7
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an appropriately sized wench socket
Hmm.

Where can I get one of those?
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Old February 20, 2011, 06:55 PM   #8
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I'm still trying to figure out what a wrench socket is. Nice shotgun.
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Old February 20, 2011, 10:40 PM   #9
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do you need a longer or stronger spring for the added rounds?
Yes, but I think almost all extensions come with one. This one (Tac-star) did.
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Old February 20, 2011, 10:44 PM   #10
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why did you choose to drill out the dimple instead of trying to smooth it out?
I thought about doing it that way, but after reading some descriptions on both, drilling seemed easier with less chance of me messing anything up...which I do quite often with tools in my hand
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