Shotgun advise

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by pancakestud, May 24, 2012.

  1. pancakestud

    pancakestud New Member

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    I'm considering a Remington 887 Nitro Mag Tactical, for Home defense. If anybody has one or knows anything about them , would love to know the pros and cons... THANKS
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I would recommend a mossberg 500.
     

  3. Buckethead47

    Buckethead47 New Member

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    They are meh guns. I dont hear good things about them. also there isnt much in terms of add ons. Go 870 or500/590
     
  4. pancakestud

    pancakestud New Member

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    Seems to be the consensus . Everybody compares most shotguns to those two. Would you prefer Remington over mossberg or vise versa??
     
  5. forever27

    forever27 New Member

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    The old Remington vs Mossberg debate
     
  6. forever27

    forever27 New Member

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    Gota hold em both and decide for yourself, both good shotguns. I have/ love the 870 my buddy has a 500. Good luck!
     
  7. unclebear

    unclebear New Member

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    I had my cousins 887 for a month took her out ran her through her paces, the 870 is a better gun hands down. Parts of the bolt on the 887 are polymer as where the 870 is full steel. Also if for some reason if you end up unable to use on of your hands it's harder to work the 887.

    The moss 500 isn't a bad gun but the 870 is easier to take apart, also you can get tons of different things for the 870 as where the 887 has limited after market parts available, the 870 is pretty much like a shotgun lego set you can have one actions but have the parts to set it up for home defense, turkey hunting, or trap shooting.
     
  8. Slugo

    Slugo New Member

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    Mossberg 500 all the way...
     
  9. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    Im with uncle on this the 870 imo is the better gun nothing wrong with the 500, if the 500 feels better use that, but my gut reaction is remington 870
     
  10. pancakestud

    pancakestud New Member

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    So my father told me he would sell me his standard 870 for 100 bucks. I've priced a tactical 870 for around 370. My question is. If its possible to turn the standard gun into a Tac version for 270 bucks????
     
  11. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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    I've shot both the Remington 870 and the Mossberg 500 quite a bit. Never been a fan of Mossberg guns.
     
  12. Buckethead47

    Buckethead47 New Member

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    In terms of moding it, find what you like. 270 bucks goes a ways. all it mostly is a choke tube mag extender and the 18.5 barrel.
     
  13. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    Mossberg all the way. However 270 bucks is plenty of room to work with to make an 870 tactical.
     
  14. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    There's nothing tactical about an unreliable 870. They don't make them like they used to.
     
  15. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I happen to have a Mossberg 500 and a Remington 870. There are nice features about both and some features that some may like better than others.

    If you compared the most common models or introductory level models liek the standard mossberg 500 and the 870 Express in their Home defense models, then the similarities would be:

    -Both have 18.5 inch barrels
    -Both have plastic trigger guards and polymer furniture.
    -Both have different sighting options as different models in each manufacturers catalog but both of the basic models come with bead front sights.
    -both come with blued finishes, The Remington has a bead blasted texture before bluing which makes it a more matte finish, while the Mossberg is a gloss finish.
    -Both have dual action bars to help prevent binding and twisting when operating the pump.
    -Both have similar bolt locking designs.

    Differences:
    -The Remington has a steel receiver while the Mossberg has an aluminum receiver.
    -The Mossberg slide release is located behind the trigger guard making it possible to operate the slide without having to move the shooting hand and it is easily operated right or left handed.
    _The remington slide release is forward of teh trigger guard and requires a right handed shooter to move his weapon hand off the grip to operate it.
    -The Mossberg safety is on top of the rear of the receiver, again where a right or left handed shooter can operate it easily. (It is not as easy to operate though if you opt for a pistol grip of any kind.)
    -The Remington Safety is a button at the rear of the trigger guard,that is easy for a right handed shooter to disengage buta bit more difficult for a lefty.
    -The Remington teds to ba a shade easier to take down for cleaning.
    -The Remington has a single extractor while teh Mossberg has dual extractors.
    - The Mossberg ejection port is slightly more generous and makes port loading a bit easier.

    Both are good solid shotguns that have good track records with police and the military.

    Shooting both side by side I found tha tthe Remington shot slightly larger patterns than the Mossberg. The Remington has a better trigger. The Remington is better at putting slugs at point of aim, but seemed to show a preference for Foster type slugs, While the Mossberg seemed to shoot Brenneke and Foster slugs about the same.

    If you want to "Tac out" a standard 870 and are wondering if you can keep it within budget I would need to know what you consider "Tac'd out", and what features you consider "Must haves".
     
  16. losack

    losack New Member

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    I just ordered a Knoxx Generation II stock. 80-95% less recoil.

    Better practice time when your shooting 3-gun all day.
     
  17. TheRicho1

    TheRicho1 New Member

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    Agreed. This comes down strictly to personal preference. Both guns have advantages / disadvantages. I own 2 Mossberg 500s - it came down to the safety / slide release for me. You can change internal parts and upgrade components easily with both; but at the end of the day the 500 is much easier ( for me ) to manipulate / put on / off safe than the 870.
     
  18. pancakestud

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    Well I bought his gun for 100 bucks and still went out and bought the 870 tac. (wife not to happy ) lol but oh well heres a pic of the newest member of the fam. Thanks for all the advise guys
     

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  19. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Here is what I use, it`s a Winchester M12..........
     

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  20. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If you can, spend a little more money and get a Remington 1100 semi auto