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Old July 24, 2011, 02:50 PM   #1
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I just made my first purchase.....

So after a couple of month going trap shooting and a lot of reading here on the forum I made my first firearms purchase today.
Big surprise I'm sure, I bought a new Remington 870.
It started raining almost as soon as I left the store so no trap range for me today but hopefully next weekend.
With an OTD price of $444.32 with the hard case.
I'm sure it will give me many years of fun.
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Old July 24, 2011, 04:54 PM   #2
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Yay!
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Old July 24, 2011, 05:16 PM   #3
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Congrats. Hope it serves you, your children and your grandchildren for years to come.
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Old July 24, 2011, 05:37 PM   #4
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Old July 24, 2011, 08:06 PM   #5
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Good luck with your new scattergun.
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Old July 24, 2011, 08:22 PM   #6
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Welcome, congratulations, and good luck. I used a Remington Wingmaster Trap single shot pump myself for a coupla years...

Hey, will you do us a favor though? If it jams or has some other failure will you come back and share the info with us?!
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Old July 24, 2011, 09:15 PM   #7
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Excellent...

you will love that gun!!
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Old July 24, 2011, 09:52 PM   #8
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Congrats!!

Now wear it out, I double dog dare ya.....
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Old July 25, 2011, 06:12 AM   #9
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Thanks guys, I will do my best to wear it out.
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Old July 25, 2011, 09:53 AM   #10
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Good luck trying to wear it out. It's a pretty safe bet that your shoulder will wear out from old age and years of use before the gun calls it quits.

Congratulations on the purchase of a nice shotgun. While the Mossbergs are gaining popularity, the Remington 870 is still the gold standard for pump shotguns. What barrel length and furniture did you select on it?
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Old July 25, 2011, 12:01 PM   #11
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I went with the 28" barrel and "wooden" stock. I know it's a laminate but I liked the feel and the look of it better than the synthetic.
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Old July 25, 2011, 12:37 PM   #12
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I have a 1100 12 gauge and a 870 20 gauge and love both. Nothing better than a day of shooting targets with buddies . Enjoy
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Old July 25, 2011, 02:49 PM   #13
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I live in a suburb of NYC, I don't think any of my buddies own guns.
That's just the world I live in.
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Old July 25, 2011, 03:22 PM   #14
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I'm sure you can find a shooting club in the vicinity and find others who enjoy it. I guess the gun culture here in Texas is a little different as that in NYC huh?
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Old July 25, 2011, 03:30 PM   #15
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Very cool BB, congratulations! I agree, find a gun club and get a friend or two to join. I'm lucky, very nice local club just 1/2 mi from my house (2 actually, the 1 is indoor only but has 50yd lanes, and the other has about 20 outdoor shotgun ranges and a decent indoor 50' pistol range). I started shooting there with a couple of friends from work and now 2 of my sons shoot there with me as well. Life is good! (Wish I had done things like this with my dad)
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Old July 25, 2011, 04:28 PM   #16
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This is the place I've been going to. Good family business.

http://www.thundermt.com/Thunder_Mou..._Mountain.html
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Old July 25, 2011, 06:20 PM   #17
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Isn't Thunder Mountain a Disneyland ride?
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Old July 25, 2011, 06:21 PM   #18
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I think I like this place more than I like Disney, way less kids.
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Old July 25, 2011, 07:41 PM   #19
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You can't really compare Rockland Co. to NYC.
But to go to NJ to shoot? Egads...
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Old July 26, 2011, 08:15 AM   #20
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That's why I like the rifle range with the 50' indoor lanes. The other range by me is really nice (fancy) and I like their 50yd lanes but Metro Gun Club is family owned and just has a nice friendly feel to it. Great staff, great service. A real blessing to have a gun club like that right in the cities. And maybe someday I'll actually try those outdoor shotgun ranges (my son wants me to get a shotgun so bad, I'll probably have to one of these days). I shoot at both ranges but my membership is at Metro. It's just a fun place to go and shoot.
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Old July 26, 2011, 08:33 AM   #21
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Awesome. I'm leaning towards a Remmington 870 vs. Mossberg, but still thinking about it.

What points made your decision?
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Old July 26, 2011, 12:04 PM   #22
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I think the main reason I went with the Rem 870 over the Mos 500 was the feel and look of the stock. Even though I know the 870 has a laminate wood stock it still felt and IMO looked better than the Mos 500.
The higher price on the 870 didn't bother me so much because of the long history behind it and knowing that if I treat it well it will last me for a very long time.
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Old July 26, 2011, 12:49 PM   #23
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450$ for an 870? What kind of 870? For that kind of cash you could have winged a Supernova.
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Old July 26, 2011, 02:09 PM   #24
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Rugerismisticness: The price before the case and tax was $389 I think. Please keep in mind that we don't have Walmarts that sell firearms around here and only two gun shops in the county that I know of.
What's the price on a new 870 in your neck of the woods wherever that might be?
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Old July 26, 2011, 02:10 PM   #25
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Yes,Ruge, he could have winged a Supernova.

Bu then he wouldn't have had an 870.....
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