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Old July 18, 2011, 10:02 AM   #1
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Just got a 870

Hey guys

I just got my first shotgun, the remington 870. I did not get the tactical version, as the standard one is much cheaper.

I was wondering about the breaching choke the tactial version comes with...

I know it is threaded and simply screws into the end of the barrel. What I would like to know is would i need to get a threaded barrel, or is the one that i have ready to accept the choke? (i did not look for threading when i initially cleaned it so am not sure)
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Old July 18, 2011, 10:10 AM   #2
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CONGRATULATIONS!!! You now own a piece of history, one fine shotgun...
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Old July 18, 2011, 10:12 AM   #3
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thank you sir!

i did much research, and i believe that it will last me a very very long time
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Old July 18, 2011, 10:13 AM   #4
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Very nice, I've had my Wingmaster since I was 10 years old (now 24) and it is still in my top two favorite guns.
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Old July 18, 2011, 10:15 AM   #5
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If your barrel is threaded for chokes, you're good to go (I won't bother with my personal opinion on the breacher toy)

If your barrel is a fixed choke barrel - that would mean you would need to have someone thread it for the correct pitch - companies like Briley do it well for a reasonable cost
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Old July 18, 2011, 10:19 AM   #6
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you know, right after i put up the post, i changed my mind on the breacher choke thing. i just wont put the barrel right up against anything.
done and done.

now, just need a bandolier (cos it looks cool :P), a scabbard (again, looks cool, and i can pull it out quickly if i need to), and fire it a couple hundred times
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Old July 18, 2011, 10:28 AM   #7
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i think i would like to get a flashlight for it though, as it will mainly be a home defense weapon, and seeing exactly who i am pointing my thunderstick at seems like a very good idea.
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Old July 18, 2011, 01:42 PM   #8
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" ...and fire it a couple hundred times"...

Amen.

It will not last you a long, long time, though. It will last your Family for generations if given care.

Don't nuy anything yet except ammo. Shoot it until it's a body part, not a tool. At that point, you'll know what mods and addons it needs.

Enjoy....
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Old July 18, 2011, 01:45 PM   #9
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thanks mate

yeah, i know it will outlast me. maybe give it to my kids one day... if i have any.

I will get the scabbard for it. the cardboard box it came in is kinda ugly under the bed... but other than that, ill think about mods once i hit 500 rounds.
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Old July 18, 2011, 01:47 PM   #10
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Fair warning, Red....

For some of us 500 rounds is just a fairtomiddlin' weekend...
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Old July 18, 2011, 04:58 PM   #11
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yeah... i wish it were so for me too.

i dont get to shoot as often or as much as i like, ammo gets pricey... and i dont reload as i live in an apartment and space is a premium.

one day though... one day i will spend hours out in the bush with a boatload of ammo.
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Old July 18, 2011, 05:05 PM   #12
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For some of us 500 rounds is just a fairtomiddlin' weekend...
Hardly worth getting it dirty for less than a couple hundred rounds.
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Old July 18, 2011, 05:09 PM   #13
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Forget the silly bandolier. Get yourself a Tac-Star 6 shell side saddle that attaches to the frame.
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