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Old 02-10-2009, 09:55 PM   #21
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Of all the shotguns I've own and owned the 870 to me has been my favorite all around shotgun. Huge aftermarket for it. Kind of like the 10/22 of shotguns.

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Old 02-15-2009, 11:37 PM   #22
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Shopped around..thought through it... My goal was a relatively inexpensive target gun that can also be used for home defense.

I went with (....drum roll pleasssseeee) A Remington 870 Express 28" in synthetic black with an 18" 870 Express barrel on order through Cabellas.

Shopped around..most local gun shops didn't even have them in stock and their prices were from $360-$380 for the 28" and $350 for the 18". I Called the one and only Walmart on the Island that sells guns and they had one in stock for $277!!! Took a ride out there, sure enough it was what I wanted.

The barrel i'm ordering through Cabellas, it's $119, 18" 870 Express which is again the best price i've seen thus far, unless anyone can find one cheaper.

Thanks to everyone for the great input as always




...not gonna lie, i feel a little safer now.

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Good choice! The 870 is a fine piece of kit and has a TON of parts on the aftermarket.

Easy to work on, easy to maintain, and parts available everywhere.

I think you made a wise choice.

Let's get some pictures up and a range report for other interested buyers.

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Ask and you shall recieved, JD:




..next to my .22 WMR Marlin 983....fun fun fun

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^ and my range report??

Good looking couple of choices brother. I hope they serve you well and you never HAVE to use them....

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I forgot to mention that the Mossberg 500 shoots both 2-3/4" and 3" shells while the 870 is 2-3/4" only. That is all.
WRONG on the 2-3/4 my 870 pop's 3''mag's very well... smooth bore police barrel....look it up !
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Shopped around..most local gun shops didn't even have them in stock and their prices were from $360-$380 for the 28" and $350 for the 18". I Called the one and only Walmart on the Island that sells guns and they had one in stock for $277!!! Took a ride out there, sure enough it was what I wanted.
You're from Long Island? Which walmart had the 870? The one in Riverhead doesn't sell guns anymore.
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You're from Long Island? Which walmart had the 870? The one in Riverhead doesn't sell guns anymore.
Middle Island (631)924-0081, .. I got the last one but he said he'll be able to order another one (my dad wants one)
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Default You'll Love your 870

Great choice on the 870 viper. I'm +1 with stalkingbear on the loads. No Buckshot for house gun! I probably could do better, but I have 2 3/4 Hi brass #4 Duck load.(Older load-lead shot) If you unload in a house with 00 buck, you might as well unload the mag. on a 9mm, or cyl. on a 38spl. I've even had thoughts of the Judge in 410. Shot to the face 3-5yds. would change someones attitude
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Thanks guys.

I'm looking at a few different accessories that I know I would like to eventually purchase to make this firearm a little more versatile:

1) 7 round magazine (for 18" barrel)
2) 10 round magazine (for 28" barrel)
3) adjustable 4 position buttstock with pistol grip

If you guys have some reccomendations on the magazines it would be much appreciated

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