GUN So I think I'm going to get an 870... have a few questions

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  1. xpinchx

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    Dick's is having this deal right now, 870 express with a huge barrel and 4 shot magazine for $260, plus I have a $50 gift card.
    http://dickssportinggoods.shoplocal.com/DSG/default.aspx?action=browsepagedetail&flashbrowse=y&storeid=2486176&rapid=737239&pagenumber=4&listingid=-2089211093&ref=%2fdsg%2fdefault.aspx%3faction%3dbrowsepageflash%26storeid%3d2486176%26pagenumber%3d4%26rapid%3d737239%26prvid%3dDSG-090823ARCH

    Seems pretty cheap, but my concern is what I'd like to do with the gun and if it would be cheaper in the long run to just buy it the way I want it from the factory. I'd like to have a minimum of 6+1 capacity, and ideally a barrel in the area of ~18.5" for HD purposes. Could I also shoot clays with an 18.5" barrel or would I need something longer? And also could I shoot slugs out of a non-rifled barrel? With the gun posted above, would I have to dremel out any dimples? Anything else I should know? :o

    edit: They also sell a mossy that's basically already in the configuration I want it:
    http://dickssportinggoods.shoplocal...agenumber=4&rapid=737239&prvid=DSG-090823ARCH
     
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    Rifled slugs for smooth barrels. Sabot slugs for rifled barrels.
     
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    In for 870 info. I always here "Buy the 870 Police". Is it really worth it to just go with the 870 Express? Hell, I was even considering the 870 Marine Magnum.
     
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    All I know about shotguns is you don't need to aim them.
     
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    It doesn't matter what kind of slugs you load it with, since intruders will soil themselves and flee as soon as you rack it anyway.
     
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    what length shell tube comes out flush to a 18.5 barrel?

    brownells has a 18" "police" barrel w/ rifle sites on it for 150.00. is this going to be an nfa/sbs item?
     
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    The 6 shell tube is flush with the 18" barrel. Not sure what the big deal on flush is. I think it looks better with the tube extended past the muzzle a little. It's like "I do not fuck around". I like the 8 shot tube, and no the pellets never hit the tube, you can extend out a foot foot and a half even and it's not a issue. You will get some carbon though. The 8 shot tube extends past about 4"

    For any kind of clay games or bird hunting I would want a longer barrel. It is just easier to swing, and lead your target with say a 22" or longer barrel. I would also want choke tubes which you don't usually get with an 18.5".

    The parkerization you get on 870 express'es leave a lot to be desired. really if you have the funds the marine magnum is not a bad idea. The look pretty good too.

    Rifled slugs through a smooth bore is fine, rifles slugs through choke tubes are fine for the most part. Sabot slugs should only be used with rifled barrels. Rifled slugs should never be used in rifled barrels.
     
  11. xpinchx

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    Ok I went down to Dick's and got the 870 express with a 28" barrel. I'll be using the 28" barrel for clay and/or hunting if I ever get into it. First thing's first I'll be getting a +2 extension (or +3 I haven't decided yet) and an 18.5" barrel for HD, and possibly a side straddle. Where should I be shopping for the best prices?
     
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    try used. a year or two back (i know, prices were less then) i got a 28" 870 OTD for $178. add a ~$90 18" barrel and whatever furniture you want and you're gtg and have a versatile setup.
     
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    check gunbroker for used barrels. I've bought several used 870 and 1100 barrels from classified sections like glocktalk and gun broker. Since it's a freaking tube with no rifling you can't really go wrong.
     
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    Get the Remington factory +2 extension for the tube, a lot of the aftermarket ones suck shit. Mesa for the side saddle.
     
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    actually I really dislike the factory extension. There is no cap to releave spring tension so it is really easy to kink the spring. Once the spring is kinked the reliability goes way south. You want something with a removable or floating cap. I like the dave's metal works extension because it has the best design with a floating cap, the nordic extension is pretty good with a screw on end cap.
     
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    Just got home with mine. Long as fuck 28" barrel has got to go :rofl:
     
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    excellent. wasn't sure if the min was 18.5.

    I wish there was a picture, rifle sights sounds a little vague..
     
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    sell me the long barrel :x:
     
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    whats it worth to you? it has a "mod" choke installed in it. PM if you like.
     
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    I would go with a cyl choke or screw ins.
     
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    Who needs to aim when merely racking the pump instantly causes anyone who hears it to defecate themselves and consequently implode due to the sudden pressure imbalance.
     
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    Went and got it today. :coold: Where should I go to buy accessories? I need a new barrel stat, 28" doesn't seem that long until it's in your hands and you're swinging it around. (that's what she said :naughty: )
     

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