Remington 870 7 shot...should I get it? - Page 2

Remington 870 7 shot...should I get it?

This is a discussion on Remington 870 7 shot...should I get it? within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I grew up shooting a 20 gauge semi-auto at clays, pheasants, ducks, quail, dove, etc... When we got tags for sandhill crane, I fired off ...

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 24 of 24

Thread: Remington 870 7 shot...should I get it?

  1. #16
    Member Array batpot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    ~Seattle
    Posts
    109
    I grew up shooting a 20 gauge semi-auto at clays, pheasants, ducks, quail, dove, etc...
    When we got tags for sandhill crane, I fired off a few 3" shells from an 870, and the recoil was significantly more (obviously), but I don't really have a frame of reference to compare that to the standard 12.

    Appreciate the advice on 3.5" shells anyway...I'm a little surprised by the overwhelming response that they're too big; more almost always equals better!

    However, I missed the window on this buy...I'm not one to buy w/out having a good understanding of the market first, and I'm sure I'll be able to find it at this price again before too long. It was only discounted ~$30 anyway, and I haven't even shopped at my favorite guns only shop yet, who seem to undersell everyone.

    I spent a little time last night looking for other options, and it found a comparable high capacity shotgun, the Mossberg 590 which comes w/ a 20" barrel (instead of the 870s 18"), and has room for one more shell in its magazine.

    I believe mag extensions are available for both, yes?
    And both can be afixed with a picatinny rail or a flashlight mount?


  2. #17
    Member Array CharlieP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Marietta, GA
    Posts
    150
    Quote Originally Posted by batpot View Post
    Appreciate the advice on 3.5" shells anyway...I'm a little surprised by the overwhelming response that they're too big; more almost always equals better!
    Well, if you are using a 30-30 to shoot rabbits, a 30-06 is bigger, but is it better?

    You may want to consider buying a standard 870 with a 26 or 28 inch barrel and then buy a 18 inch barrel for SD. That way you can shoot clays for fun and have a more versatile gun for about the same money. Last year I bought an 870 for $240 and an 18 inch barrel for $110. And if 5 rounds of 00 buck is not enough for you, then you should use the 30-06 on the rabbits.

  3. #18
    Member Array batpot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    ~Seattle
    Posts
    109
    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieP View Post
    You may want to consider buying a standard 870 with a 26 or 28 inch barrel and then buy a 18 inch barrel for SD. That way you can shoot clays for fun and have a more versatile gun for about the same money.
    that's not a bad idea at all.

    ...so what would be wrong w/ getting a mag extension that's just a couple inches longer than the barrel?

  4. #19
    Member Array batpot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    ~Seattle
    Posts
    109
    looks like I'm getting an 870...

    Mentioned to my dad that I was looking for a shotgun and he sends back the following:
    "Come to think of it, the 870 is YOURS. I bought it for you on your 18th birthday and you signed the paperwork. I think it has a 26" barrel with choke tubes."
    I had totally forgot about that!
    He's got a Mossberg, and the 870 is just sitting in the safe collecting dust.
    FREAKIN AWESOME!

    So now that I've got a little bit of spare coinage, I'm looking to accessorize it a bit...
    Going to get a mag extension, shorter barrel, picatinny foregrip for a light, and maybe a pistol grip, either a speedfeed or folding stock to hold a few more shells...

    any other essentials?

    Also, can anyone tell me what this is for??:
    MidwayUSA - Remington Handguard 870 FBI Matte

  5. #20
    Member Array OhShoot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    TN
    Posts
    440
    I guess you mean the Express Synthetic 7 shot?
    I love mine. was about $280 + tax about 9 months ago, so your price isn't out of line, I'd think:



    edit: oops, sorry, didn't somehow read your last post till now.

  6. #21
    Member Array movingshrub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Rocket City, AL
    Posts
    56
    Quote Originally Posted by OhShoot View Post
    I guess you mean the Express Synthetic 7 shot?
    I love mine. was about $280 + tax about 9 months ago, so your price isn't out of line, I'd think:
    Hey OhShoot,

    Where did you get that deal? I live in TN and have been looking around for a good 870. The cheapest price I've been able to find has been a used standard 870 express with a synthetic stock for $250. Thanks

  7. #22
    Member Array batpot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    ~Seattle
    Posts
    109
    Quote Originally Posted by movingshrub View Post
    Hey OhShoot,

    Where did you get that deal? I live in TN and have been looking around for a good 870. The cheapest price I've been able to find has been a used standard 870 express with a synthetic stock for $250. Thanks
    Prices have been going up dramatically in the last year or so (thanks to fear mongering due to the ensuing democratic administration). Supply:Demand
    You should expect to add ~25-33% to a good price from 9 months ago...seriously.

  8. #23
    Member Array batpot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    ~Seattle
    Posts
    109
    Quote Originally Posted by OhShoot View Post
    I guess you mean the Express Synthetic 7 shot?
    I love mine. was about $280 + tax about 9 months ago, so your price isn't out of line, I'd think:



    edit: oops, sorry, didn't somehow read your last post till now.
    That'd be the one I was looking at.
    (haha...zombie gun)

    What foregrip & flashlight mount is that?

  9. #24
    VIP Member Array eagle5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    3,289
    I was going to egg you on in purchasing the 870. The price seems about right for the market now. I got mine from my FFL for $330, but then he doesn't have overhead. Anyways, congrats on the 870! The Express Synthetic 7-shot is a fine shotgun and will serve you well. I have one but it takes a back seat to my 870P.

    The last couple "new" 870 Express Synthetic 7-shot models I've seen, as well as mine, came with the shortened fore end, not the one shown in OhShoot's picture. They look like this:



    The shortened fore end seems to be the preferable one, since it allows for sidesaddle mounts and other gizmos. When it comes to a flashlight mount, I think the best way to go is the Surefire Forend WeaponLight. Yes they are a little costly, but they are the best system I've seen and very durable.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Difference Between Remington & Remington UMC Ammo?
    By hogdaddy in forum Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: March 10th, 2013, 03:40 PM
  2. Remington 799
    By atctimmy in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: January 7th, 2010, 10:36 PM
  3. 223 remington defense load for remington 716 police
    By pete00 in forum Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: August 3rd, 2009, 12:05 PM
  4. Broken cocking head on Remington 41 (single shot .22 rifle)
    By Chooie in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: December 15th, 2007, 01:49 PM

Search tags for this page

870 express seven-shot home-defense

,

remington 870 7 shot

,
remington 870 7 shot for sale
,

remington 870 7 shot review

,

remington 870 7 shot synthetic

,
remington 870 express 7 shot
,
remington 870 express 7 shot home defense
,

remington 870 express 7 shot review

,
remington 870 express seven-shot home-defense
,

remington 870 express synthetic 7 round review

,

remington 870 flashlight

,
remington 870 synthetic 7 round review
Click on a term to search for related topics.