remington 887 nitro magnum tactical

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by coastguardgunnersmate, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. coastguardgunnersmate

    coastguardgunnersmate New Member

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    Thinking about buying this shotgun as my home defense/zombie slayer/sh!t hit the fan shotgun. Just curious if anyone owns one and could tell if they like it.
     
  2. Re3346

    Re3346 New Member

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    I just bought one today at local gun show. Have not been out to put rounds down range yet, I was kind of hoping to hear if anyone on here had an opinion about it also.
     

  3. coastguardgunnersmate

    coastguardgunnersmate New Member

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    What did you give for it at the gun show if you don't mind me asking? I'm looking at 440 on gunbroker.
     
  4. akers06

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    You can get them for 390 at Walmart but I've shot em and I hate em the are the hardest kicking pump gun I have ever shot the action is real rough and I've read on the internet that under the coating water gets trapped and will rust the barrel and reciever
     
  5. Re3346

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    At the show I paid 450 then while walking around I found another dealer at 360 the guns had different variations like it had a different choke which looked like a Glock suppressor instead of the door breech one I got on mine. The action is tight to say the least. I talked to a couple of tac guys about the rusting problem they said the first years it was really bad the newer produced ones were better but just keep it oiled up and should not be an issue. they did however recommend that it be stripped and cleaned real good before I even thought about the first shot to ensure the issues about misfeed and failure to eject. Finally the guns at places like walmart I was told they mass produce specific firearms for those companies and the quality from any manufacturer tends to be sub par and have a lot more issues then an independent dealer. I'm really happy with the look and feel I just hope it lives up to the Remington tradition because nothing is sweeter than shooting a good quality shotgun like the 870 or 11-87.
     
  6. coastguardgunnersmate

    coastguardgunnersmate New Member

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    You got a range day planned anytime soon? If so let me know how it shoots, I'm on the fence right now.
     
  7. Buckethead47

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    the thing about the 887, is what you see is what you get. remington makes different barrels and you can get the remington chokes. but in terms of modifying them, there is nothing for them. Their were rumors that the 887 and 870 were the same, but the receivers are completely different.
     
  8. jacobee21

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    I don't have the tac version but I do have the waterfowl. As far as rust I have not had one problem but one time and that's because I dropped the gun in three feet of water on a mid day hunt on Sunday, went out with the boys after and left it at home for the week because I travel for work. Cleaned it twice works great. I've had it for two years. I also have a mossberg 935 and this year while goose hunting jumped up to shoot and it was froze solid. It did nothing. I mean nothing. Safety nothing!!!!!!!!! Anyways put it on the heater and pulled out the ole 887 crawled down some ditches shot some birds no problems. The only problem I did have was the first year I had it when pumping out the first round the bullets in the mag came out and Jamed up the catch didn't catch
     
  9. HeadshotHebrew

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    I have an m887 tactical. I love it. I initially had some issues with double feeds. Seemed to me that the spring was too tight. I left it fully loaded for about two weeks cycling the shells every other day. Haven't had a double feed since. Even took it skeet shooting. Everyone was impressed, as well was I, with how good it performed with the door breech choke. Will make a perfect home defense weapon.

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  10. Crazvet

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    I just got a 877 tactical as well, haven't had a range trip yet but I feel it's gonna be a good gun. I found a site that has adapters w or without a stock and a pistol grip as well http://www.rocksolidshotgun.com/
     
  11. Virginian

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    Another old wives tale. WalMart gets the same guns as everyone else UNLESS it is a specially marked/limited edition gun. They just buy so many they get better pricing and they do not go through a distributor. I have not seen any such models in WalMart, but Gander Mountain and others have contracted special runs before, and those were not cheaper versions, at least that I have seen. I have seen a really mixed bag with 887s. All of them needed a good cleaning out of the box, and some of them needed a good chamber polishing because it looks at least like some of the finish got into the chamber on some of them. But, after they were cleaned up or whatever them seemed to work okay. Having aged with Wingmasters I can't warm up to them.
    I gotta ask, why do you need a door breacher in your own house?
     
  12. John_Deer

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    After he brought that beast home from the gun show his wife locks him in the basement when a gun show is in town.
     
  13. RKB

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    Now THAT is funny! :D
     
  14. Virginian

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    Most sensible answer ever!