i didnt want this thread to turn into whether or not one needs a 3&1/2" gun or not..
ill probably NEVER need a 3&1/2" but i bought the 870 super mag because i didnt want to be limited, it came in the waterfowl camo i wanted and i'll get a kick out of shooting the 3&1/2" shells...pun intended
so longer action?
bigger ejection port?
but the rest is the same?
i know the standard 870 is the "proven" system, but if those are the only differences than theoretically the super mag will be pretty darned reliable...
Longer ejection port, and some longer internals is about it. Add in lower capacity, higher price, and a few more letters stamped into the receiver, and you've got it in a nutshell. enjoy your shotgun.
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My 3rd 870 Supermag was for 3" turkey loads.
But I wanted the 23" VR bbl instead of the "regular 870" 21".....sp Supermag it was (well the gun was available at a great price, so I just snagged it and didn't hunt for a divorced bbl).
Had a reg SP (first yr) 870 turkey model way back and it was just a little short.
Do like a 21" bbl though, on an 870 20 gauge Special Field