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Old 07-25-2012, 05:20 AM   #1
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A buddy bought a 20 ga, 870 express and lost the barrel. He bought a barrel for it, but not being a very savvy gun guy, he got a "large ring" 20 ga barrel for the old 20's built on the 12 ga frame.

He decided the gun was just going to frustrate him so he gave it to me. I picked up an 18" barrel from Midway USA and now have a light weight 2 ga riot gun. Should serve the wife well. Total investment $149.

I am awaiting Choate's web site to get upgraded so I can order a +2 mag tube extension. I will add a side saddle to round it out. Handy little gun. Now I just need to buy a couple of cases of 20 ga ammo.

I have been collecting a few odd rounds of 20 ga and have nearly 100 Winchester AA hulls. I guess I need to invest in a Lee shotshell loader too.

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Choate's site is up and running....BUT they want $48 and change for a +2 extension AND they want over $10 shipping. Ridiculous! I don't think I need 7 round capacity THAT bad. Shame on you Choate for gouging like that. You make quality stuff, but the pricing is out of line, IMHO

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All right. I will post pics tomorrow. I'm headed home to get some sleep.

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Pic. Finally, as promised

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Pic. Finally, as promised
I like it. No tacticool look. Just a straight "get the hell outta my house" look. Nice!
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I like it. No tacticool look. Just a straight "get the hell outta my house" look. Nice!
I like that look as well.
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Robocop, very nice looking 870! I like the wood furniture for sure. My 870 20g has the synthetic, but it's still my favorite shotgun. Gotta love those 20 gauges, good luck with yours.

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