Remington 870 Express Review

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Manufacturer - Remington

This All-American pump gun brings hunters the best of all worlds. Beneath no-nonsense, ready-for-work exterior of the Model 870 Express lies the same quality, precision, and dependability that you'll find in our legendary Model 870 Wingmaster, but at a much more affordable price.

Like all Model 870 shotguns, this workhorse features a receiver milled from a solid billet of steel for maximum strength and reliability. The silky-smooth twin action bars prevent binding and twisting so that you'll always have the chance to get off a second shot. Appropriately dressed for the hunt and not for the wall, each shotgun sports non-reflective black matte metalwork and a no-frills satin finish hardwood stock and fore-end. Both the 12- and 20-gauge models are offered with your choice of a 26- or 28-inch vent-rib barrel with a Modified Rem" Choke and single bead sight.

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May 27, 2007  •  04:49 PM
I have owned both 12 and 20 bore Expresses in various configurations for over 25 years. Solid and dependable, they have never failed to fire, even when unintentionally submerged for 14 hours in a lake (retrieved with a magnet and line the next day) !

They also have an impressive array of aftermarket accessories to customise it and make it into a very specialized tool.

I will always own one!
Price Payed: $0.00
Recommended? Yes
Pros: Good stock dimensions, easy dis-assembly, lightweight wood, multiple aftermarket accessories
Cons: Poor stock finish, Metal finish requires extra care in wet areas, interior chambers sometimes rough
December 20, 2007  •  06:25 PM
This is a very reliable weapon and light weight, I would like to see it offered w/synthetic stock.
Price Payed: $0.00
Recommended? Yes
Pros: Extremely strong ,well made great buy
Cons: wood stock down fall
April 29, 2008  •  12:34 AM
12 year old brother put over 20 rounds through it of both low base bird shot and 00buck without getting a sore shoulder
Price Payed: $0.00
Recommended? Yes
Pros: easy to clean, durable, recoil not too bad
Cons: stock and metal finish poor
October 23, 2010  •  07:44 PM
Great value! Durable and well made. I use both a 28" for birds and usually have an 18 1/2" when in bear country. Much better choice than a handgun in close quaters, low light situation.
Price Payed: $205.00
Recommended? Yes
Pros: Inexpensive-versitle
Cons: none
November 21, 2012  •  07:14 PM
I have talked to the Remington people, and they assure me that "all is in specs" Heavy recoil is to be expected with "HEAVY MAGNUM LOADS.
If I wanted a semi-auto shotgun, I would have bought one

Just FYI Thanks
Mike( comments welcome

Price Payed: $400.00
Recommended? No
Pros: It's a Remington
Cons: heavy loads (Black Cloud 1500fps) the action extracts and EJECTS spent shell on its own. REMINGTON SAYS "ACTION WORKS AS IT IS SUPPOSE TO" I have never heard of such a thing. I have 9 Remington shotguns. This is a REMINGTON 870 EXPRESS SUPER MAG. 3 1/2". has anyone ever heard of this happening ?????. It scares hell out of me. The recoil on this shotgun is BRUTAL.
Synopsis: Dangerous Shotgun
March 22, 2013  •  03:16 PM
Have none? Buy it! This is a gun that will fit most purposes!
Price Payed: $0.00
Recommended? Yes
Pros: Ruggedness, reliability, smooth pump-action, lots of add-on's, beautiful classic looks, a lot of bang for the bucks
Cons: Poor finish
Synopsis: Awesome gun!
December 12, 2013  •  02:06 AM
An amazing do all shotgun. Imo #1 in customize department. I have an older express 2 3/4 and its never failed for me when I do everything right. But I'd still take a Mossberg 500 for hd. I still say if mossberg and Remington took the best of both guns and made a Frankenstein pump it would put a monopoly on the budget shotgun market, not to mention free up a space in the safe for something else. Haha.
Price Payed: $0.00