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Old 01-13-2012, 09:17 PM   #1
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So im looking into getting a shotgun I want to get the remington 870 express super mag but theres no gun store around me for miles that could even have a remote chance of having it but I did find one its used from a pawn shop its the 870 express super mag in synthetic with a 25" barrel he said he could do 180 for it so you think I should get it? I was looking into the 28" barrel but is the 3 inches that much of a difference? ill mainly do clay shooting and ive used a 28" and was spot on so im not sure how the differnce will affect me so with all that should i get the used one or just buy one new? and the money isnt much of a factor on this but if i can save it im all for that!

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Old 01-13-2012, 09:28 PM   #2
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So im looking into getting a shotgun I want to get the remington 870 express super mag but theres no gun store around me for miles that could even have a remote chance of having it but I did find one its used from a pawn shop its the 870 express super mag in synthetic with a 25" barrel he said he could do 180 for it so you think I should get it? I was looking into the 28" barrel but is the 3 inches that much of a difference? ill mainly do clay shooting and ive used a 28" and was spot on so im not sure how the differnce will affect me so with all that should i get the used one or just buy one new? and the money isnt much of a factor on this but if i can save it im all for that!
if it's in really good condition that's not a bad price. another thing is, you could get another barrel in 28" and swap it out if you wanted. the 870 barrels swap out in no time with no tools required. i'm not for sure if 3" will make that much of a difference, but my question is this, does the 25" barrel have screw in choke tubes? because if it does, then some your patterning can be adjusted there with different choke tubes.

MSRP on that shotgun is around $460 NIB, which means about $400 about at most dealers, so i say for $180, in really good or decent shape, go for it.
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if it's in really good condition that's not a bad price. another thing is, you could get another barrel in 28" and swap it out if you wanted. the 870 barrels swap out in no time with no tools required. i'm not for sure if 3" will make that much of a difference, but my question is this, does the 25" barrel have screw in choke tubes? because if it does, then some your patterning can be adjusted there with different choke tubes.

MSRP on that shotgun is around $460 NIB, which means about $400 about at most dealers, so i say for $180, in really good or decent shape, go for it.
The gun definiately has wear but as for the choke tubes im not sure only saw the gun for a few minutes
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You won`t go wrong with it at that price, and if you don`t like it you should be able to get your money back.

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25" is not a standard length. I would make sure it has choke tubes or it may have been cut. It may be a 26".

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25" is not a standard length. I would make sure it has choke tubes or it may have been cut. It may be a 26".
Do you think it could be a 24 with an extended coke tube?
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Do you think it could be a 24 with an extended coke tube?
could be where someone measured it at, or a barrel length not offered anymore. remington lists two different ones for this shotgun, a 26" and a 28". quite possibly it's a 26" length barrel and was measured incorrectly, because i hope someone didn't cut off the barrel. it should have a screw-in choke tube if it hasn't been cut off.
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could be where someone measured it at, or a barrel length not offered anymore. remington lists two different ones for this shotgun, a 26" and a 28". quite possibly it's a 26" length barrel and was measured incorrectly, because i hope someone didn't cut off the barrel. it should have a screw-in choke tube if it hasn't been cut off.
I just called them and the guy said it had the screw in choke tube so what exactly does that mean? the thing that bugs me is that they are selling this gun so cheap and it makes me wonder why
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I just called them and the guy said it had the screw in choke tube so what exactly does that mean? the thing that bugs me is that they are selling this gun so cheap and it makes me wonder why
the screw in choke is the rem choke,that makes it even more valuable,if you aren't shooting turkeys you shouldn't need a supermag(if that means it'll shoot 3.5"ers)but what you are describing is worth more than $180 for sure.
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the screw in choke is the rem choke,that makes it even more valuable,if you aren't shooting turkeys you shouldn't need a supermag(if that means it'll shoot 3.5"ers)but what you are describing is worth more than $180 for sure.
Which is why i feel uneasy about the price most people let alone pawn shops sell valuable items real cheap.
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