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Old 02-01-2010, 01:19 PM   #1
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Default Rem 870 convert to Tactical back to bird gun..

I have a Rem 870 Super Mag. I want to convert it to a tactical gun but change it back to a bird gun if needed. I want to install a mag tube and maybe a different stock. I have read you have to grind down the detents in the mag tube to install the longer magazine tube. With that done can you change it back to hold just 3 rounds. I have read mixed reviews on it and no one has really given me a good answer. I could buy me another Rem 870 but I already have all the parts to change it to a tactical shotgun. So I thougt about just swapping it out and then if I wanted to go Dove hunting I could change it back.

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Old 02-01-2010, 05:18 PM   #2
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Why not just remove the plug in the tube that restricts your shotty to 3 shells so you can hold 5 then replace it for dove hunting?

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Some remmy shottys have detents in the mag tube that act as a plug. When you want to carry more than 2 rounds in the mag you have to drill those detents out. If you did that and wanted to change it back to a legal field gun you would need to cut a piece of wooden dowel to block the mag tube so it will only hold two rounds. No biggie, that is how my 1100 is and my mossy 590.

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My 500 came with a wooden plug, but that was years ago....now, where did I put that plug....oh well. Nevermind.

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