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Old 05-25-2013, 11:00 PM   #41
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Way ta pimp out yer ride Ultimate_sig...! Can I ask about that stock, it's the one that extends but not folds I assume, how is it to shoot with, recoil and such?

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Way ta pimp out yer ride Ultimate_sig...! Can I ask about that stock, it's the one that extends but not folds I assume, how is it to shoot with, recoil and such?
Recoil...what recoil, lmao. That's a Phonix kicklite, it takes most of the recoil away and I love it. It's pretty solid as well, they make great products.
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This is how she's sitten now, with Magpul Forend,w/AFG2 & Inforce light with IR mounted on a Magpul L5 rail. . Mesa Tacital 20" rail/barrel clamp/6 shot side saddle. Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock w/Cheek riser. Magpul MBUS2 flip up front and rear sights. Also switched to the Vang Comp oversized safety and a Non MIN extractor.

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Blue skies, warm weather and Hock pissing in the collective bowel of 870 owners."
Now that's the Freudian Slip of the week, and quite right ol' boy.

I look at it this way: the more parts you change on an 870 Express the less likely the unreliable thing is to get you killed. Of course the most parts you can swap is pretty obvious -- sell the whole thing to some dupe who didn't do his homework.
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Now that's the Freudian Slip of the week, and quite right ol' boy.

I look at it this way: the more parts you change on an 870 Express the less likely the unreliable thing is to get you killed. Of course the most parts you can swap is pretty obvious -- sell the whole thing to some dupe who didn't do his homework.
Happy to help Hock, Why I called "it" a sign of Spring - 870 owners unwrapping the gun from winter storage, getting them cleaned up for hunting season and ol Hock pissing on their parade.

Well, at least he's not doing it at X-Mas... He is actually providing a public service !?! Hock is actually half a a dynamic duo - he normally plays the role of the little Devil on people's shoulders helping them w "moral & ethical" decisions. He had a brief movie career in the movie - "Animal House."

It's not easy being the repository of all neg knowledge of the 870's...
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Actually quality is subject to the individual item.


Or for that matter try them in another 870 XCS, of which as hard as I've looked I am the only one it seems who's ever had a problem. It's not yer express model or your typical nickle plated MM model, the Marine Magnum XCS was too expensive for Remington to continue making and is mostly a P model with a trynite coating.


Well that's just the point, I cant, especially for what I bought it for.


Ha! Not a bad idea actually except for one problem. They don't make this model anymore and because I do three week long ocean trips by canoe, I can't do without the Trynite coating. Nothing Mossberg makes or Remmington (anymore) comes close to the salt water rust resistance of the MM XCS and when I say I'm canoeing for three weeks at a time... I really mean I'm in a tent for three weeks and I am not engaging in any gun cleaning activities while I'm out there.


Yes, a warning that not all guns can stand up to prolonged salt water exposure without regular maintenance. Ultimately I'll work out the bugs because I need reliability and I want THIS gun. The Mossberg would not stand up to the wear and tare and neglect I'd put it through over a season.

I'm not yer typical weekend warrior car camper.
Cool canoeing (rudered sea kayaking more likely, right?)! Where do you go? And send your special Remington off to one of those customizing places. It sounds worth saving and the good shops have a reputation of knowing what they're doing. I'd restore it to its original profile so they take it more seriously. So it ends up costing twice what you paid for it? Look at it this way...

...that is what Remington should have done and charged in the first place.
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Mostly I go up the North Coast of British Columbia, between Bella Bella and Kitimat, but sometimes I'm on the west coast of Vancouver island. I am never in a kayak, which are basically only for people who don't want to spend the time learning how to paddle a canoe.

I dont know of any customization shops where I live but the since the extractor pin was replaced it seems to cycle fine now, I really have to break it in though.









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Nice! Were you ever struck by a turtle and needed medical attention?

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This is how she's sitten now, with Magpul Forend,w/AFG2 & Inforce light with IR mounted on a Magpul L5 rail. . Mesa Tacital 20" rail/barrel clamp/6 shot side saddle. Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock w/Cheek riser. Magpul MBUS2 flip up front and rear sights. Also switched to the Vang Comp oversized safety and a Non MIN extractor.

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Jball, okay, just one question. Where are the coffee grinder and the capuchino maker mounting points? I mean holy hell man! How much does that thing weigh? I just can't see where someone would need to add so many extras to a gun. Slip on shell holder, shortened stock, a light, low light sights, and a mag extension fills all my needs.

J\K. I've gotta give it this. It most definitely is Tacticool.
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