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Old December 22, 2001, 10:56 PM   #1
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Just Bought Rem 870 20G. Pump at show

At the San Jose gun show today for $285.. Appears to be in mint cond.
Any one have any thoughts on this gun? I was looking for 20G and heard a lot about the 870.

Any limitations? Accolades? Please let me know. Thanks!!
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Old December 23, 2001, 04:25 AM   #2
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I once had a sweet 20g 870 Wingmaster with beautiful wood and a vent rib barrel. My evil first wife took it when she left with her boyfriend.
It was a great all-around upland gun. I'd love to have that 870 back, as long as she didn't come with it.
Enjoy that shotgun. Personally, I think every gun collection should have atleast one 870.
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Old December 23, 2001, 07:04 AM   #3
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Limits? No practical ones. It's an 870, arguably the most reliable repeater ever made. It'll feed and protect your family for decades and even generations if cared for.

Kingcreek's right. A collection w/o an 870 is just not complete, nor as versatile.
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Old December 23, 2001, 11:17 AM   #4
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Nor is any collection complete with at least one 12 and one 20.

& all mah scatterguns is 870s.
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Old December 23, 2001, 12:04 PM   #5
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collection!

No collection is complete without an 870 in 12, 20 and 28 gauge. Might as well throw in a 410 too

I am looking for that elusive 20 and 28 locally. No luck so far.

But I love hunting them down in small gunshops
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Old December 23, 2001, 01:42 PM   #6
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Bit tough of my shotguns & do just as well with the 870 Express. Might as well start off ugly.

Picked up a 20 Youth for The Wife & after a coupla shoots, decided I needed (yes - need) one for myself.

This keeps up & we'll need a safe for just the 870s.
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Old December 23, 2001, 04:16 PM   #7
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I have a 40+ year old 870 20 that was pasted down to me from my dad. It still shoots as good as it ever did.

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Old December 23, 2001, 07:07 PM   #8
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Geoff, a recent episode of Pull! on the Outdoor Channel had Billy Whatshisname using an 28 ga 870 for sporting, instead of his usual high dollar O/U. The birds kept breaking, and I doubt it was edited all that much.

Small gauge 870s are fun too. I may shoot a bit of SC with the kid's YE soon.
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Old December 24, 2001, 12:32 AM   #9
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K80Geoff, call the Buffalo Gun Center in Buffalo, NY. Before I moved they had an 870 in the smaller gauge. Don't remember which, think it was 28. Best of luck, from Texas, BB.
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