GUN My 870 needs a diet.

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  1. The Cable Guy

    The Cable Guy New Member

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    Bitch is way fat.

    Too much tactical, too little practical.

    Currently has:

    Knoxx Specops Stock
    Mesa Tactical Sidesaddle
    Surefire 618LFG

    I'm thinking of ridding the bitch of the stock and sidesaddle.

    What replacement stock should I get for her?

    I prefer something with a reduced LOP, while still being a full stock.
    I'm only a foot taller than dpixel8 at 5'6", so

    I'm wanting to keep the light since it's still going to be my HD gun.

    I'm also thinking about the same with the Mossberg.
    If you guys know, is the houge grip a shit ton heavier than regular synthetic forends? Might need to swap that out.
     
  2. yar1182

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    Weight is not that important on a HD gun. It's not like your going to be luggin it around hunting hiking all over creation. The weight dampens felt recoil too.

    A lot of people get hung up on weight and while generally lighter is better for the most part there are more important things like balence and swing weight. For me swing weight is the most important for me.

    For a HD shotgun I would not mind some extra weight because of the limited capacity it very well have to be used as a club. I don't mind the factory stock, the hogue is not bad, and I think the strait stock speed feed that you can put 4 extra shells on is great. The more shells you can get in or on the shotgun the better.
     
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    Is swing weight frontal or rear weight?

    I was thinking about going to a full straight stock.

    Honestly, my fully loaded shotgun weighs about 15 lbs or so. Knoxx stock is nice to have sometimes, but I think a straight stock is growing on me. Does speedfeed make a reduced length stock?
     
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    I'm not sure. Honestly on strait stocks I think there is just the standard size and a youth size that would probably be way to short. You maybe able to cut down the stock if you have a band saw. Is a fairly common mod for pistol grip stocks. You trim like a inch off the back and then relocate the screws on the buttpad. You will need a smaller buttpad or a grind to fit buttpad. There is a good amount of research to get something that works.

    I would think that the regular stock would be fine. Again I'm 5'7" and the regular stock fits me great. With a strait stock you need something a little longer because you need at least a inch between the base of your strong side thumb and your nose. Too short a stock and you end up punching yourself if you shoot slugs.
     
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    ditch the stock and you're GTG. the light and the sidesaddle are a must imo.
     
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  6. :rofl::rofl:
     
  7. SoonDubu

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    how does the speed feeder thing work?

    is that what yar uses in his video?

    8 rounds in one push :eek5:

    any particular side saddle shell holders for my 870?

    :x:
     
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    nope the speed feed stock just lets your store 4 more shells in the stock. You will need to finger them out and load them into the feed port by hand.

    The sticks you see me using are tech loaders. As mentioned before they are not as easy to use as I make it seem. It takes practice. You also have to have your sticks tuned and your gun modified and tuned to take them.
     
  9. Ford4Life

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    I've got the Knoxx on mine to, and the Mesa. No light though.

    Yours doesn't sound that tati-fagged out, I've seen much worse.
     
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    that shit is badass :bowdown:
     
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    just put your regular synthetic stock back on. i went from a top folder, back to my original and i wonder why i ever switched. the balance is a lot better.

    edit: i wouldn't be worried about LOP. i'm 5'8" and have no problems
     
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    I think I'll just get a "reduced length" stock. It's an inch shorter than standard length.
     
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    Hmm, what's standard LOP on these things? 14"? 15"?
     
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    i have the speedfeed iv-s on my 870s. it's 13" but you can get a swat plate which is a 1/8" piece of plastic that replaced the recoil pad. that brings it to 12".
     
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    I would want a really good recoil pad. that swat plate would not be pleasant but it was meant for coppers who were wearing a vest, hence needing a shorter stock.

    The limbsaver or the the remington vesrion called the RS something iirc is the way to go.
     
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    i wouldn't shoot it for an extended session without a pad but it's really not that bad with birdshot or 00bk. i haven't shot slugs with it in that config. :o

    i ran the awerbuck class w/ the same config (swat plate and a limbsaver on top) and it never bothered me in the least.

    the limbsaver is most definitely the best recoil pad i've ever used.
     
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    oooh.

    good idea.

    shooting slugs with the supernova really hurts
    and it has something called the comfort stock already.
    is it overkill to add another recoil pad on that?

    :o

    brownell's is considered cheap?
     
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    I'm about to drop another $100 on gun parts for the 870, damn it.
     
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    A better recoil pad would help. Get a limbsaver. It's like a gel mousepad they help a lot. Other than that you can have the barrel backbored, and forcing cone lenghtened. Thats some $$$ though. Slugs are not pleasant regardless of platform. You just got to man up to them. A pump action would have the most felt recoil because the semi auto mechanism sucks up some of the recoil. Next would be a benelli because the inertia system needs recoil to cycle. Softest would be a heavy gas gun like a reminton 1100. My 1100 is very pleasant with slugs at least as pleasant as they come with the gas system, weight, ported barrel, and backbore/forcing cones.
     
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    I'm picking up a reduced length straight stock and a limbsaver pad.

    Also getting an aluminum follower to replace this POS plastic follower.
     
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    I like the high viz follower with the tail on it. You wind the spring around the coil with some pliars. Works well.
     
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    I looked it up, it's called the R3
     
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    damn it

    i was hoping it's the supercell because it's like $15 on brownells :mamoru:
     
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    it might be the same thing. brownells likes to make their own product descriptions.
     

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