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Old 02-04-2013, 23:38   #1
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Which new tactical shotgun?

Hello all,
I am wanting to buy a tactical shotgun for the house and to take on the atv when i am out in the woods. I am going to leave it stock.
1) Weatherby PA-08 TR for $358otd http://www.weatherby.com/product/sho...ump_tr/pa08_tr
2) remington 870 tactical for $470 otd

Is there a reason why i should pick the remington over the weatherby?
thanks guys
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:45   #2
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I'd choose the 870 for two reasons:

1) The 870 has a long history of being one of the best shotguns in real world duty use both law enforcement and military.
2) The 870 comes with ghost ring sights which would be worth the difference in price to me.
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Old 02-05-2013, 16:42   #3
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590a1!

But out of the 2 you picked....the 870 all day long!
Why?,....been around forever, a long track record that is good to go used by the mil and police all over!

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Old 02-05-2013, 16:46   #4
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The Mossy 590 is a close second choice but Remington 870 is THE shotgun all others are measured against... and for good reason its the best!

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Old 02-05-2013, 17:22   #5
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I'd pick a 870P for just a few bucks more. The tactical is just an Express model. Me and Express models haven't gotten along well in the past. 870P and Wingmasters are just fine.
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Old 02-05-2013, 18:34   #6
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IMO Ghost ring sights suck on shotguns. If you need a sight like that on a shotgun you don't know how to shoot a shotty.

That said of those two 870 all day every day. If you're gonna leave it with the standard style stock a Mossberg 590-A1 is a stellar shotgun as well but the safety location makes them a bit awkward with a pistol grip stock.
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Old 02-05-2013, 19:00   #7
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Any of the common guns will do. I personally prefer the 870 over the Mossberg but that's just me.

My favorite is my Winchester Defender though.
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Old 02-05-2013, 23:51   #8
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Remington 870...End of quest.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:32   #9
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Can personally recommend this one for your consideration.

http://www.aiptactical.com/HD_Duty.html

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Old 02-06-2013, 10:47   #10
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I'd choose the 870.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:34   #11
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Stop using the word "tactical" in your question if for no other reason than it makes me happy.

Please tell me what a tactical shotgun is so I can better assist you. And while you struggle to define one, therein lies my point.
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Remmy or Benelli for me.
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Old 02-06-2013, 18:05   #13
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I LOVE my Remington 870 Tactical. I've got it all Magpulled up too. Looks scary just sitting still. I know it can rock
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Old 02-06-2013, 19:43   #14
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I've shot one of the Weatherby's and it is a solid gun. But, I don't know how parts would be to get, adding a mag extension (not really needed, but) if you were so inclined might be tricky to find.

Personally, I would go for the 870, been around forever, as reliable as a John Deere, any aftermarket accessory you can think of.

And I like ghost ring sights, not necessary for 99.9% of home defense work and ranges, but if I need to put slugs on target at 100 yards I know I can do it.
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Old 02-06-2013, 19:52   #15
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870. It's a simple decision really. Millions of bolt on parts to meet your wildest tacticool dreams.
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Old 02-06-2013, 20:13   #16
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does mossberg still make the spx 930? Ive been wanting one of those for a while
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Old 02-07-2013, 21:19   #17
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Benelli or the AIP.
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Old 02-07-2013, 22:47   #19
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KSG for me all the way...

http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/kel-...n-range-report



I also have an 870 but the KSG is my favorite.
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Old 02-08-2013, 14:57   #20
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Remington 870 is my choice.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:48   #21
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Winchester SXP deserves a look.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:43   #22
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Really, with shotguns, it comes down to proven performers. Designs and contenders come and go but some models have real staying power and there's a reason for that. They work, and they work well.

In Autos, if you're wanting bullet proof reliability, there's really only one way to go and that's Benelli. If you don't want to spend the money then don't go auto. I've seen people own 1100/1187's that worked OK but I've also seen and shot with guys that couldn't get them to work worth a damn and had to dump lots of money into them and at the end of the day they could have just bought a garden variety M2 with rifle sights and had a better gun. That's not to say that other guns aren't nice, or that other manufacturers don't produce nice guns but when you see people who are knowledgeable and are concerned with having bulletproof reliability in an auto, most likely they've got a Benelli.

In Pump guns it's really about the 870 or the Mossberg 500/590 series. Sure there are others but those two have the lions share of the market for a reason. Of those two I can go either way between the 870 and the 590A1 although I'm not a huge fan of the base 500's. It comes down to ergonomics and what you plan to do with it. If you like a pistolgrip stock go 870. If you like the standard rifle style stock either will work well.

Either of those two pump guns will last the rest of your natural life with basic upkeep and either should fire well with anything you put through it. Both come with a huge variety of sights, stocks, tacticool goodies, etc.
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Old 02-10-2013, 15:53   #23
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Old 02-10-2013, 17:12   #24
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I love Weatherby products and have an SA Upland Deluxe for trap and skeet, and it's sweet as sugar. But for a defensive shotgun, I have 2 870's. You can get anything and everything for the 870 to make it all kinds of "tactical". I don't know if anything crossfits with the Weatherby shotguns, never have tried.

The Weatherby is too fine a firearm for accessorizing for HD or being "tactical". Having a synthetic stock on a Weatherby to me is an abomination. Weatherby has always meant NICE.

The Weatherby is for babying, and keeping in the safe, until you need it for shooting skeet or hunting, both being activities where you can take care of it's appearance.

I'll eventually get a PA synthetic, but won't use it for HD. At the price they are asking, I just want one.
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