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What 870 should I buy?

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by esminbritt, Aug 16, 2012.


  1. esminbritt

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    I agree that the express model's finish would hold up fine if kept oiled/indoors. I like having a more stout finish since I like to take it outside for fun. I took it out to a private range the other day for the first time and it started pouring. It was nice to not have to worry about the water. Also, if the SHTF, I would saw the butt off and rock it like Denzel in the Book of Eli. In that case, it would be nice to have a high quality finish on it. I'd hate to have to shoot a zombie with a rusty gun. I supposed a good coat of cat oil could work though. Food for thought.
     

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  2. sharpshooter

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    The breacher choke is lame, but if you want ghost ring sights and/or a rail this is the way to go, cheaper than adding it aftermarket.
     

  3. Micad

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    "fresh cat oil"
     
  4. rednoved

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    The finish on my Wingmaster is great.
     
  5. esminbritt

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    "You'll like it...it's ca-at"
     
  6. burttrans

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    I have always been happy with 870's in the past and plan on getting the tactical one but just the last day or 2 have been thinking that maybe I should take a closer look at Mossberg? What do you guys think?
     
  7. esminbritt

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    I dont think you can go wrong with either one. I think that if you want an inexpensive gun, the finish on the Mossberg is better than the finish on the 870 express models. I shot a Mossberg 500 w/ a chainsaw grip and a laser. that was fun and it was surprisingly accurate . But I liked the feel of the 870 better and I didn't like the gimmick/gadget factor on that chainsaw gun. I can't tell you enough how much i like my 870 Marine Magnum
     
  8. mr00jimbo

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    Screw the tactical or express, spend the coin and get the Police model. I've had both and this is my opinion.
     
  9. byf43

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    1980 model 870 Wingmaster.
    The nice lady at Remington confirmed that this was a "Police" model when it left the factory.

    It had only been fired once or twice, when I got it. The underside of the carrier didn't even have a mark on it, from being loaded!
    The owner's widow put it up for sale.
    I found this at a gunshow.

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    20" cyl. choke.
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    $210.00 OTD!!!!!!!(Seek and ye shall find!)
     
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  10. esminbritt

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    Beautiful gun, and you got a steal on it!
     
  11. tazbigdog

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    Picked up a Remington 870 Tactical Express for $329 at a gun show. Got a $30 rebate from Remington. Added pistol grop full stock, G&GG Side sling adapter, tacical 1-point sling and Mesa Tactical side saddle. Love it!
     
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    I would like to get a Marine Magnum but no budget for that now looking to go less expensive. What did you have to give for it?
     
  13. esminbritt

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    I have a local shop thats always fair to me. The had to special order it, but the gave it to me for 670 OTD. The cheapest I found it elsewhere was 730 before delivery, FFL transfer, etc.
     
  14. burttrans

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    What do you think your total will be with all the up grades? I thought I might spend an extra $100 on the 870 tactial with rail and ghost sights and breecher tube but still trying to decide. Does your sight seem to be adequate?
     
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    If you don't like the finish on your 870 or for that matter, any weapon, then get it finished in Black-T. Great finish! http://www.black-t.com
     
  16. tazbigdog

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    Remington 870 Tactical Express $329 ($299, after rebate)
    Pistol grip full stock $60
    G&GG Side sling adapter $20
    Tactical 1-point sling $20
    Mesa Tactical side saddle $53
    Subtotal so far, $452.

    Found an LPA sight for around $100, but need to find a good front sight. Maybe Santa will help me?:supergrin:
     
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    I bought my Marine Magnum back in 1996 or 97 and I still drool over it every time I look at it. It was one of the best purchases that I have ever made. Worth the premium in my opinion.

    Regards,

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  18. esminbritt

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    It is a sweet lookin' gun, ain't it.