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    New HD weapon

    Late this afternoon, I purchased a Remington 870 Express plus 500 rounds of 00 buck. Now I need to get to the range.


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    Pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RevolvingMag View Post
    Pretty.

    --It's good to see that someone got it right; you put up pictures WITH your news. Because everyone knows it didn't happen if there aren't any pictures.
    Thank you, sir! I had taken the ammo to the basement before I took the photo and did not feel like lugging it back up for the photo :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwhartman View Post
    Thank you, sir! I had taken the ammo to the basement before I took the photo and did not feel like lugging it back up for the photo :)
    Understandable- 00 buck is heavy stuff. Especially when you get upwards of 100rds.
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    Congrats on the nice HD tool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Congrats on the nice HD tool!
    And thanks for your help!
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    There's something elegant about the purposeful, no-nonsense look of a black short-barrel shotgun with an extended mag. That gun exudes confidence.

    At the risk of spending a few more $, you might want to hit the local ammo supplier for some low-brass 7-1/2s to practice with, in addition to the buckshot. Your shoulder will thank you!

    FWIW, my shooting buddy back east just did a defensive shotgun course with Bill Jeans (Morrigan Consulting; formerly of Gunsite). The training round count was 150 bird, 30 slug, 20 buck... birdshot was used for learning to run the gun and to gain familiarity with reloading, etc. Slugs were used to practice the "reach out and touch someone" in the 25-75 yard range.

    When you strip the gun down after you've run a buncha rounds through it, look closely at the two action bars that connect the forend to the bolt. These are stampings; plenty strong, but the stamping process often leaves shear lips on the edges, which can add friction to the action. If you see any shiny spots where the bars run through the guide channels in the receiver, use a decent hard stone to stone those edges smooth and flat. The few Express models I've seen have benefited from that simple treatment.

    Regardless - a good investment; enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    There's something elegant about the purposeful, no-nonsense look of a black short-barrel shotgun with an extended mag. That gun exudes confidence.

    At the risk of spending a few more $, you might want to hit the local ammo supplier for some low-brass 7-1/2s to practice with, in addition to the buckshot. Your shoulder will thank you!

    FWIW, my shooting buddy back east just did a defensive shotgun course with Bill Jeans (Morrigan Consulting; formerly of Gunsite). The training round count was 150 bird, 30 slug, 20 buck... birdshot was used for learning to run the gun and to gain familiarity with reloading, etc. Slugs were used to practice the "reach out and touch someone" in the 25-75 yard range.

    When you strip the gun down after you've run a buncha rounds through it, look closely at the two action bars that connect the forend to the bolt. These are stampings; plenty strong, but the stamping process often leaves shear lips on the edges, which can add friction to the action. If you see any shiny spots where the bars run through the guide channels in the receiver, use a decent hard stone to stone those edges smooth and flat. The few Express models I've seen have benefited from that simple treatment.

    Regardless - a good investment; enjoy!
    Thanks for all of the tips, Smitty! I will heed your advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwhartman View Post
    Late this afternoon, I purchased a Remington 870 Express plus 500 rounds of 00 buck. Now I need to get to the range.


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    Yes!

    Congrats on the new addition as well as the acquiring the ammo supply - very cool.

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    Good Choice. My State Police Agency "upgraded " to Rem 11/87 14" autos and it was a disaster! My former issued 870 18" had a mag extention/side-saddle for 6 rds. and a neat little part of Picatinny Rail that fits under the magazine cap that allows a tactical light to be added. (Check Browell's site-they have all the parts I added and offered lots of help to do it right free!). When I bailed out on a Search Warrant my 870 had 13 rds on board, a light, and I knew I could shoot a 3" group @ 100 yds with rifled slugs all day long because we did it 2 times a yr for about 15 yrs. Consider slug ammo and try other brands. Most PDs issue 9 pellet OO Buck due to cost and (Gag)-admin target scoring! I carry Rem 12 pellet 00 as issued by DEA and available online. If you want to get real serious-a Gun Smith can drill & tap the receiver to mount a rail which opens up red/green dot/scope mounting. My Mossbergs came D&Ted and a rail was under $20-Tasco Pro-Point ready and dead-on slug zero @ 100 yds for under $60. sight & mount.

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    500 rounds of 00 buck is a lotta buckshot,I pity the flash mob that tries to invade your castle
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    GORGEOUS.

    But I do think you need more ammo

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