Remington 870 Wingmaster

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    Remington 870 Wingmaster

    I was given a Remington 870 Wingmaster, southpaw, with a 26 inch barrel today.

    I was wondering what my options are for reducing the length of the barrel. Can I get a new barrel or does it have to be cut?

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    Check the Remington web site and see if they offer shorter barrels.
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    You can buy a new barrel with chokes, they are available in many places.

    You can also cut the barrel to a shorter length.

    The best way is to buy what you want and not have to mess with it. They are very easy to change, it takes less than a minute.

    Cabela's,Gander Mountain,Midway,Bass Pro, lots of places sell them from 18 inches on up.
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    Are the barrels interchangeable or do you need a dedicated left handed barrel IE the location for the shell extractor
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    Well the receiver is left handed.

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    Then you need a left handed barrel.
    Not exactly easy to find.
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    Check out Hastings Barrels. I'm sure they will have what you seek somewhere in their system. They build very nice products and I have used them for many years.
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    Pretty pricey for a left hander. :|

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    That left handed model is supposedly the hot set up right now for a social shotgun, allows rh folks to load without reaching over/under the gun. I had two of them at a local pawn shop and waited too long to buy one, I wont make that same mistake.

    I say if you KNOW you won't be using it for hunting or skeet, etc. find a smith to cut it off. My local one charges $15.00 to cut a shotgun barrel on a lathe.

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    I will be using it for hunting and skeet. Its just a long barrel.

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    I have a 12 gauge 870 wingmaster with a 26 inch barrel. I like how it swings, I mostly hunt pheasant and I think its perfect.

    There are shorter barrels available, if I remember correctly, they're around 200-300 dollars. Its been a while since I looked at barrels though, so I may be wrong.

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    I've never seen anything all that short for the Wingmaster. I have one too and I love it. I really wanted one with an 18-20" barrel, but no one makes one for it that I've seen. The Wingmaster barrels aren't the same as the standard 870 barrels, they're made to be 15% lighter or something like that to keep it balanced better. I think the cheapest option would be to buy another used barrel and have it cut down.
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    Left handed is tough. We had a gunsmith cut my wife's down to 24". Be sure the gunsmith has the tool to cut the choke tube threads once the barrel is cut.

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    try Cabelas, they have lots of good stuff.

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