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Recoil pads and Side Saddle shell holders for Rem 870

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by Big A, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Big A

    Big A Herr Trigger

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    Hello all,

    I have a Remington 870 Police magnum with the wood furniture that I am debating on adding some mods to.

    First off it needs a recoil pad but I am wondering which to go with, either the Limb Saver or thr Rem Super Cell so I'd like to hear some opinions on which y'all prefer.

    Second, I'm debating on a side saddle. I like the clean look but having some extra shells close by would be handy and I'm used to having them on my Mossberg 500. I would buy the Mesa Tactical as I am impressed with the one on my Mossy. However, I can't decide on the 6 or 8 round holder so opinions here would also be welcome.

    Lastly, I am also debating between putting an XS Big Dot front sight on my pedestal bead or getting a rifle sighted barrel and puting a set of XS rifle sights on it...

    Thanks in advance to all who reply :wavey:
     
  2. mainegunner

    mainegunner

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    Hello Big A

    I just ordered the same shotgun with the wood stock and I am wondering what it came with for a recoil pad myself. I have a mesa side saddle which holds 6 rounds on my remington tactical express which I like. I was hoping the 870p would come with the R3 limbsaver pad. I just ordered a wilson combat +2 extension for the 870p and the jumbo head safety. I might keep this one lean and mean.
     


  3. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

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    I'm not certain, but, I THINK that the Limbsaver and the Remington Super Cell are the same recoil pad. (I know that the R3 pad is a Limbsaver.)
    I can say from experience that the Limbsaver pad works as advertised.

    Sidesaddle -
    I would suggest the 6 shell holder.

    As for beads -
    I can't comment on any, due to the fact that all of my shotguns (except my 1100 Competition Master 'clone') have factory front beads.
     
  4. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

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    I prefer the 4 round side saddle for the simple fact that I think the 6 round interferes with carrying the gun at the balance point (where the receiver meets the magazine tube).

    That still gives me 7 in the tube plus one in the chamber and 4 in the side saddle for a total of 12 rounds on the gun. If I'm carrying 00 Buck that's 108 projectiles. If I'm carrying 0000 Buck its 314 projectiles! Either way its a lot of lead slinging...
     
  5. TreeTrooper

    TreeTrooper Shhhhh...

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    My 870 Police wears a 8-round Mesa Tactical carrier, as I found out it handles just fine and I can't have too much ammo in a gunfight. I also have the reduced LOP stock with the Remington pad (works great). The shotgun is a Police 2 model from AI&P Tactical.
     
  6. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

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    That velcro sidesaddle looks like the 'kit' that came from Remington when I built up my "1100 Competition Master Clone".
    I didn't use it, though. I just couldn't attach VELCRO to my 1100!:whistling:
     
  7. Fed Five Oh

    Fed Five Oh NRA Member

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    The Limb Saver and the Remington Super Cell are not the same pad.

    The Limb Saver and the Remington R3 are the same pad, both made by Limb Saver.

    The Limb Saver/R3 reduces felt recoil more than the Super Cell. I have both. I have shot both. The Super Cell is sitting on a shelf somewhere, not on any of my shotguns.
     
  8. CESwartz07

    CESwartz07 Sheep Dog

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    I was looking and can't find the R3 pad for sale or even on remington's website. I was about to drop the money on the supercell but would prefer the R3. Anyone got a link to it?
     
  9. Big A

    Big A Herr Trigger

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    Thanks for the replys fellas

    Looks like I'll be getting the Limbsaver, 6 shot side saddle, big head safety and XS front sight.