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Old September 8, 2012, 01:24 PM   #1
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New 870 tactical

Gotta love the 2nd Amendment tax free weekend. Just picked up an 870 tactical 8 shot 12 gauge. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1347128572.293027.jpg
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Old September 8, 2012, 02:38 PM   #2
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Congrats! I just got the same shotgun Tuesday. I've put about 50 rounds thought mine so far, and it's been a good shooter. Great Zombie defense shotgun.
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Old September 8, 2012, 03:10 PM   #3
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Yes, zombies beware. The wife likes it too.
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Old September 8, 2012, 04:17 PM   #4
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Have you shot your yet? I put about 60 rounds though mine today. 50 rounds of bird shot, and 10 rifled slugs. I had some issues with mine when it came to racking the slide. you have to rack it with some authority, or the gun wouldn't cycle.

I did a comparison with my other 870 field model, and that one the action was smooth as silk. But that gun also has a lot more rounds though it. I bought that one used, and since I've owned it have put about 200 rounds though it.

I just cleaned my tactical model, oiled everything up, and racked the slide about 100 times. Seems to be a little smoother now.
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Old September 8, 2012, 04:23 PM   #5
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Not yet, but from the sound of it more use will solve this issue. My Beretta was he same way out the box. Hope to shoot it soon.
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Old September 8, 2012, 05:15 PM   #6
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In my experience, racking a pump should be done vigorously. Semiautomatics do not cycle slowly. Most jams I have with pumps and lever actions are from timid cycling. But vigorous probably beats up the firearm more.
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Old September 8, 2012, 09:40 PM   #7
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Tight chambers are typical on an 870. They will losen with use or you can polish the chamber with some steel wool. http://www.aiptactical.com/Page_2.html
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Old September 9, 2012, 09:01 AM   #8
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I have had the same shotgun for about 3 years. The more you shoot it the better it gets. Mine has locked up a few times in the begining but doesn't anymore. I wish they had parkerized it instead of powder coat because I have a few spots where the powder coat lifted. I shoot only buckshot out of mine and see no issue with racking it with authority we could never match the force of an autoloader. I think I will replace the breacher choke with a flush fitting one to get back to 18 1/2".
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Old September 9, 2012, 09:48 PM   #9
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I bought one of those for my wife this spring (well I was hoping for me too), but then she says it's too big for her 5' tall skinny frame. So she wanted a smaller stock. So I installed a Hogue 12" LOP one on it, and sadly I can't shoot it now as it just feels to weird and uncomfortable

I dressed it up with a Mesa shell holder, and she's now pretty good at reloading from the holder. She used it in an IPSC shotgun match already for a community fundraiser. Now I have to get myself one to build it MY WAY!
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Old September 11, 2012, 12:54 PM   #10
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Flyer, I think you have the same gun as me. 870 Tactical with breecher and ghost sights? Anyway, I removed the breecher as it's useless and replaced with a Remington IC choke. Be sure to replace with some kind of a choke if you remove the breecher as the threads will be torn to bits when you shoot it.

I also painted my gun with Krylon Black BBQ grill paint and it came out very nice. If I had to do it over and I may, I would use that stuff the Brownell's sells:

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=1...rkerizing-Gray
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Old September 12, 2012, 04:00 PM   #11
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I agree about the breecher choke it's useless unless your blowing doors on a Swat team or something and I think it looks too mall ninja for my taste.I will get a good I/C choke thats flush and be much happier.Did yours have issues with the powdercoat as well?
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Old September 12, 2012, 04:12 PM   #12
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I have about 10 versions of the 870 now.

With all of mine, immediately following purchase, I strip them ; put some 0000 around the chamber, give it a good lube and fire away.

Without a question SGs are made to be PUMPED not slid.
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Old September 15, 2012, 03:42 AM   #13
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I also have one and the powdercoating is going to crap on mine as well
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Old September 18, 2012, 09:06 AM   #14
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Flyer, I did not have problems with the matte blue finish on my 870 Express Tactical. But after reading I thought may as well just paint and not have to worry about it.

I got my IC choke on amazon but they don't appear to have them at present. It is a flush fit tube and it is a Remington F101585 catalog number. Check Midwayusa or Brownells.
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