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Remington Model 870 Express Reviews

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Postby JustBen » Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:01 am

On the Remington 870, some barrels come with a cantilevered scope mount and others do not. You will have to add a sadle to the ones that do not. Not sure if that makes a real difference, but you might want to review those options before you buy.

I bought the 20ga version with the cheaper engineered wood versus real wood. Great gun for all sorts of hunting and sport.
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Postby GOANRA » Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:29 pm

Simmonds0307, I carried & traind LEOs on the REM 870 for 20+ years and they are super reliable. Many had 40k rounds through them.



Oddly, I now have a couple Moss 500s and they are about the same. One is a 7+1 Cyl Bore, Duty Type.

The other came with the MOSS 'turkey barrel' [20 inch vent-rib barrel with double sights and an 'extra-full' Accu-Choke] in addition to the other 3.

It also came with a 24 inch slug barrel with rifle sights.

All of it came with a Camo finish and takes 3 in shells for turkey.

It didn't cost much. Mine is all synthetic and has been through thousands of rounds without a hiccup.
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Postby rmeed26 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:46 am

i have one newer 870 express it shoots right every time the finish had to be redone dont use off insect repelent with one of these its much cheaper than the older ones i would only buy another realy cheap if you want a good one buy a wingmaster used for the same money as a new express they will last forever
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Postby ulgydog56 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:56 pm

the wingmaster is a real good looking shotgun is,nt it.................
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Postby ghfjk » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:30 pm

i have had nuthing but problems with my 870 my dad has a wingmaster and i got the express and it sucks it jams every other time i shoot it i was shooting skeet today and it was hard to eject and it jams and i cleen it every time i shoot it never been miss handled not mud just the phesant field and it sucks i hit well with it when i hit with the first shot because i dont get a 2nd one because it jams and it is hard to eject it is the worst thin i have ever spent my money on i want my 320 dollers back pice of shit never going to buy one spend the 200 dollers more and get the one that will shoot what a gun is bult to so any one want a free shot gun ????? because i need more space in my gun safe and this is a big paper weight :(
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Postby ulgydog56 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:06 pm

ghfjk..id call remington and ship that gun back cause sum thing ant right with over 10,000,000 of them sold it is not the design of the gun,something on the feeder or extractor,ejector ant right boss.....................
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Postby ARMOR » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:44 am

You can checkout a very detailed review of this shotgun at



http://www.gunsumerreports.com/review_remington_870_express_tactical_p1.php
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Postby zerwas.pat » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:12 pm

ghfjk get an older one from a ppawn shop or something i dont like the new one it seems to be made cheaper. ill send it to rem. anyway i got an older one wood grain i wouldnt do this but you can take this gun through it in a lake leave it there all day come later and shoot the piss out of it. you know i may do this and post it on youtube this summer. i am looking for a 18inch to 20 inch chocked barrel for it i already go a rifled one i want a small one for birds
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Postby ulgydog56 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:39 pm

the express is the cheap model,hey do your self a favor and get a older model like a wingmaster you will love it.....and not regret it...............
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Postby AlwaysBreaksStuff » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:52 pm

Have one of these that's been in the family for quite awhile and it's dropped dozens of ducks and geese. Also took it to the range last year and put at least 100 rounds through it at clays; me and some of my co-workers were able to dominate with this gun versus some of the over/unders.
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