Ive decided i like the Remington 870 shotgun platform. I want an inexpensive shotgun for both h/d and possible skeet in the future. One store around here has a Remington 870 express magnum with an 18" barrel and 7 round mag tube for $360. With this i would need a longer barrel for skeet which i have found for around $200. The other option is a different store with a Remington Express with a 26" barrel with a "modified rem choke" and smaller mag tube for $320. i found some 18" barrels for about $100. It seems as though the latter would be the way to go, buy a shorter barrel and maybe mag extension (which i hear ill have to file or drill some bumps). Which do you guys think is the better option? I dont know much about the specifics between models so school me if im missing something Wanna kill these ads? We can help!