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Where to buy...18.5" barrel and mag extention for my 870

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by cburgin, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. cburgin

    cburgin

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    Got an express mag at a good deal but it has the long hunting barrel on it so I am wanting to switch out the barrel and up the rounds. Who has the best prices on these modifications.
     
  2. Buffering

    Buffering The Cooler

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    Aippi is your guy. He posts here frequently and you can find his name easily and send him a PM for prices and shipping. He's a certified Rem LEO armorer.
     

  3. +1 for Aippi.

    JD is your man. www.aiptactical.com
    Go to the website and start looking, or drooling.
    JD knows more about the 870 than anyone I have ever talked with
    about shotguns.
    Click on accessory sales and you can see all the different barrels and
    options he has.
    If you are going with a 1 or 2 shot extension, I'd buy a Wilson.
    You can get them in different configurations and with or without
    a sling bracket. They are solid as they come.
     
  4. Z71bill

    Z71bill

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  5. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    I tricked mine out years ago from stuff in Paladin Press. Midway has barrels and extensions.
     
  6. Wherever you buy it, go with a real Remigton barrel and I agree with another poster about the Wilson extention, it's great and well priced.
     
  7. Buffering

    Buffering The Cooler

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  8. XDfense

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  9. pugman

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    Why the Wilson over the Remington LE?
     
  10. IBreakStuff

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    The factory REM extensions are a 3 piece unit and if assembled incorrectly feed problems will ensue. They are also priced a little higher on average, than the Wilson extensions.
     
  11. sciolist

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    The Wilson extension is much nicer than OE.

    And another +1 for JD.
     
  12. The Wilson seems a lot heavier duty, it's a little shorter, but still adds two rounds. The Wilson was also much cheaper when I was buying an extention about 2 months ago. I could have shopped around, but for referance, through Brownell's, a OEM was like $110+, the Wilson was $45 with a spring and follower.
     
  13. bsg1

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    i'd suggest the Wilson (Scattergun Technologies) extension... and Aippi for the barrel. he may carry the extension as well.
     
  14. Hour13

    Hour13 Tah-dah!

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    I'm not a big shotgun guy, certainly no expert. I just have an 870 bedside budget bruiser. I have a Mossberg 18.5 barrel($125) and a Choate +4 mag extension($45).

    Ideally, yes, go for the above mentioned goodies. But I can say, I've run a ton of 00 buck through this combo without any issues. Nice pattern, and cycles perfectly. So if you're building just a basic SG, not a bad way to go.

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  15. uzimon

    uzimon team ftp

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    op:what meathod will you use to remove the dimples?
     
  16. XDfense

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    Switching topics to dimple removal, I used a 1/4" drill bit to drill them out then used a round file to debur the inside. Mine runs perfectly this way.
     
  17. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    I bought a 870 Express with the vent rib barrel for hunting. I later bought a 20" slug barrel for hunting and a 18" bead sight 870P barrel for HD. Its a pretty versatile gun.
     
  18. Irelander

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    I was at my local Dunhams store yesterday and saw that they have the 18.5" cylinder barrels for $129.99. Pretty good deal.