Is the H&R pardner pump protector reliable as the Remington 870

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by MajorMoeDown47, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. MajorMoeDown47

    MajorMoeDown47 New Member

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    is it worth the extra 200$ for the 870 than the Pardner Pump Protector is the H&R as reliable as the 870?
     
  2. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    I would take the Pardner over the 870 Express FOR THE SAME PRICE as the 870! I believe it is MORE reliable...
     

  3. donthav1

    donthav1 Active Member

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    the H&R is that cheap because it is made in china, & by all accounts, most parts are interchangeable between an 870 & a Pardner pump. I've handled a few of them & they feel like solid guns & most reports I've read say they will anything an 870 will.

    I'm sure H&R (oddly enough Remington/marlin owns them) had them made overseas to try & compete & maybe get a leg up in the pump shotgun game
     
  4. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I would skip them both and get a mossberg 500 or maverick 88 for a lot less.
     
  5. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have sold several H&R's and have shot them. When I tore them down it appeared the parts were interchangeable with the 870. They are a GREAT value! :)

    I don't know where you get a Maverick for less than the Partner???
    My cost on the Partner is 165 and the Maverick is 190!!!!:confused:
     
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  6. MajorMoeDown47

    MajorMoeDown47 New Member

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    i could depend on my H&R like if it were an 870?
     
  7. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    The h&r is the most reliable gun I've ever owner shot around 2000 rounds and she still loves to chew up bird loads buckshot and turkey loads! Best 180 I have ever spent
     
  8. YogiBear_727

    YogiBear_727 New Member

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    I have a Pardner Protector, and I love it. It is extremely well built, and it shoots very well. The quality for the price is very, very good. Its not cheaply built, it's simply a well built gun at a good price. It's considered to be considerably better than the current Remington 870 Express as far as steel used, reliability, etc. Google it. I debated over whether to go with the Maverick 88 or H&R, and after doing a lot of reading, I decided to get the H&R. It's solid steel, and it will accept all aftermarket parts from the 870 except the barrel... different barrel lug placement makes them incompatible. Also, as far as price, the Pardner is priced about the same, or cheaper, as the Maverick 88 (at least in my area). I got mine for $179 new, and the cheapest Maverick 88 I've seen in my area was $199. My recommendation is read some reviews online and try to find one to handle in a store to see if you like it. Check out the Maverick 88 also, you might like that as well.
     
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  9. MajorMoeDown47

    MajorMoeDown47 New Member

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    my brother has the maverick 88 feels to flemsy for me i need somthing sturdy and solid!
     
  10. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Go handle the H&R, you will be impressed!
     
  11. jon2868

    jon2868 New Member

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    So the stock/grip and an extension tube for an Express will be compatible with an H&R?
     
  12. Shoten

    Shoten New Member

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    Essentially yes they will. I had a Pardner Protector, I put a side saddle, hogue over molded stock, 2rnd extension, and sight rail all made and listed for an 870. Had no issues with fitment a all.

    As far as the Mav 88 goes, nearly the same in respect to the H&R / 870 scenario. Almost all parts for a Mossberg 500 will fit. Only the safety location and trigger assemblies are different. 500 has the safety on the receiver, 88 on the trigger assembly, so they really don't swap well.
     
  13. NCFlyfisher

    NCFlyfisher New Member

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    I'm extremely pleased with my H&R/NFE PPP 3! Though I paid $202 with tax a month and a half ago, I've shot over some 450/500 rounds of several types of 2 3/4" and 3" shells without an issue.

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    Nice spread pattern at 10 yards to with some cheap Winchester WM Military 00 Buckshot (6 rounds):

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    I'm still trying to get use to it and practice is perfect. Been a long time owning a shotgun. But having a grand time so far. At least SH ammo prices are okay.

    I made a short video a week ago showing I could fire 7 shells after removing the magazine spring retainer (I would not advise this, just wanted to see if it could be done). The shotgun cycled well without any problems.

    The video: [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1KzVdVSqVk[/ame]
     
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