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Remington Model 870 Express Reviews

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Postby Ronzo » Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:03 pm

10 yrs ago I needed a bird gun when I moved to western Kansas and got this.(actually a youth model) I now live in Eastern KS wher the turkey live. I have 5 other shotguns but they stay at home when it comes to killin' turkeys! This is a bone stock YOUTH model and I am a 250lb man...the guys laugh but with a Rem. full choke tube you can get at your local retailer...you are set...and i'm talking about a 20 gauge!! This is a well made shotgun that will meet every need..Don't go and blow money on a 1k shotgun..this was made to do a job and it does it well...It is sitting by my couch right now;...thats how much faith I have in the 870.
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Postby ulgydog56 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:12 pm

damn right ronzo, rock solid , gun and by the way 20ga is really under rated, with moderan shells the proformance is great ,and it does,nt kick as much in a pump ,and thats nice for smaller older men........like me...
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Postby ET. » Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:03 pm

I own the 870 18" model with the extended mag tube. I love this gun. It stays beside my bed at night loaded with Winchester personal protection 00 buckshot. Finest home defense weapon there is.
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Postby GOANRA » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:19 pm

I was a firearms instructor for the state for about 6 years for Shotgun, Carbine, Handgun. We had many 870s all with 18in IC bbls with 00Buck.

I know many of them were there before I got there and hundreds of new hires and annual quals of a few hundred officers couldn't wear them out.



The Rem 870 & the Moss 500 are almost unbelievable.
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Postby 2ndfan » Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:13 pm

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Postby GOANRA » Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:20 pm

2ndfan, CONGRATS on your new 870 Tactical!

In LE, it seemed most depts used the Rem 870 or the Moss 500 [cheapest models of course].



We were given a few #12 shotshells for door-breaching, but no one ever used them, since everyone was responsible for whatever/whoever was on the other side. CYA!!

Few doors need more than a good kick.



Now that I am "Joe Citizen", I am only concerned with keeping others "out".

My favorite option is the 7 rnd Mag tube, but a light could be priceless.
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Postby BillSTX » Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:11 pm

The Remington 870 is a classic American Shotgun. It is well balanced, has a smooth action, and is easy to break down for cleaning. My first 870 Wingmaster was a 20 guage passed down from grandfather over 20 years ago. He bought it to take my grandmother pheasant shooting some years before that, so I don't quite know how old mine is. It has of course always performed flawlessly in the field in pursuit of quail, dove, ducks, squirrel, rabbits etc., and was a staple for keeping the armadillos from digging up the vegetable garden. I once found a good price for an 870 12 guage and immediately snapped it up for my brother. If I only owned 1 shotgun, it would an 870 12-guage pump.
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Postby JustBen » Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:58 pm

Just bought a 20ga Remington 870 pump action with combination barrels. My 13 year old boy wants to go hunting so I thought this would be a good gun for him. Looking forward to trying it out. I have some better Fibre Optic open sights on order that should be in next week.
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Postby GOANRA » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:42 pm

JustBen, great choice there. Show your son how to clean it well and he should be able to see his grandkids shooting it.



I've taken a few deer with 20 ga slugs & all were 1 shot.
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Postby Simmonds0307 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:18 pm

I'm looking to buy a shotgun for deer and turkey hunting. I found a Remington 870 express at my local gun store and loved the feel of it. I was just wondering how reliable and accurate this shotgun is and if it is better than a Mossberg 500. Thanks.
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