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Old 05-01-2011, 12:32 AM   #11
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My vote is for the Remington 870! They are a fine shotgun as well as standing the test of time, as well as dependability and endurance.

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I own a 870 and it is awsome!I would buy the 870 in a heart beat.

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Old 05-01-2011, 03:33 AM   #13
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im not much of a shotgun person. my experience with the 870 was the military ones we kept in the trunks of our mp vehicles and shot occasionally. never cared for em much. we eventually got some mossberg 590's to replace some worn out ones.

i really liked the mossbergs i found them smoother once broke in. i ended up buying one after i became a civilian again. ended up buying a mossberg 835 as well.

i like the 8+1 (2 3/4) and bayonet lug. the only problem with the 590 is your stuck with the SD barrel. the 500 series mossbergs are just about as adaptable as the 870.

but im not a shotgun guru by any stretch.

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All we had in my M.P. unit were the Winchesters.

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Far faster to cycle than an 870 and IMHO a superior design.
Proof that marketing works. No way Winchester has had a pump in the same league as the Remington since the Model 12 disappeared.
The "Speed Pump" is a total myth, too. Otherwise someone would have surely used one to break the record set with, I believe, a Benelli. All pumps work essentially the same way, the user makes more difference than the design.
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My area is all shotgun from trap shooting to deer hunting except varmit but alot use the shotgun for that also. I have my dad's 870 wingmaster he bought when he was 18 round forend and 30in full choke no ribbed barrel (now has a rifled slug barrel on it) still shoots like a new one I know cause I own 4 others 870 12ga express combo, 20ga 870 wingmaster smooth slug barrel surpriseingly accurate for not being rifled, and 2 20ga 870 youth. Would not trade any of them, easy to disassemble and clean and never had one fail me in the field. So my choice would be the Rem.870.

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Thanks for all the comments and advise. After much thought and reading I think I'm going with the winchester. I found one new for 250.00. Ive seen and read nothing but positives from those that have them. The cheapest 870 Ive found is around 400.00. I know its made in Turkey, but money is a little tight and I think for its purpose it will function fine. Now I just have to wait 6 more days. I love California..

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I have an 870 12 guage have had for 25 years never a missfire or a jam only shoots
2 3/4 inch but still I don't want to sell it,I also have a Mossberg wouldn't part with it either

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My preference would be for the Winchester but I know many people who like the 870 and i think it's a solid platform.

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