My new 870

My new 870

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    My new 870

    So I saw a flier for Dick's in the paper, and they had a Remington 870 Express w/ 28" barrel for $279 (all prices with mail in rebate). So I figured I would stop in and look around, with hopes of finding a deal. I ended up picking up an 870. There were two tags, and i couldn't spot the difference between them. Both were 870's same in every way I could see, except one was $279, and the other $249. I asked the guy, and it turns out the cheaper one had a barrel 2 inches shorter. I ended up walking out with the 26" barrel 870, and a wallet $301.78 lighter, and a mail in rebate form for $30 back, which I will be putting in the mail as soon as i wake up.

    Whoda thunk that 2" of barrel = $30.

    I want to get a short barrel, something in the 18" range. other than that, its surfing through the internet looking at all the stuff I wish I could have.

    So tomorrow I will be heading to the range, if I have time before my EMT class. I can't get pics at the moment, but will have them up tomorrow. Any tips or tricks I should know now being the owner of an 870?
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    Congrats! I've been wanting one for a while
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    I shoot skeet with my 18.5 in barrel all the time, it doesnt break them the best sometimes, but it does break them!

    Its my fav gun!
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    Congratulations on your new 870! This time of year, Remington offers a lot of rebates on their firearms. Just go to Remington's website to find out more. Don't forget pawn shop hunting for a lonely extra barrel you can take to any gunsmith to chop or do it yourself. Tips and tricks? Well......don't bruise your shoulder tomorrow before class. One more thing......I got one of those green Scattergun Technologies High Visibility followers off EBay to replace the rather sickly factory orange one that has the possibility of folding over. You can tacticool the rest of it to your liking, but this mod alone I recommend.

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    Nice grab on that 870, I've got an 18.5" HD version that has served me well. Good luck on finding a barrel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    Congratulations on your new 870! This time of year, Remington offers a lot of rebates on their firearms. Just go to Remington's website to find out more. Don't forget pawn shop hunting for a lonely extra barrel you can take to any gunsmith to chop or do it yourself. Tips and tricks? Well......don't bruise your shoulder tomorrow before class. One more thing......I got one of those green Scattergun Technologies High Visibility followers off EBay to replace the rather sickly factory orange one that has the possibility of folding over. You can tacticool the rest of it to your liking, but this mod alone I recommend.

    whats the difference between the orange thingy and green one?

    whats the benefit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryman View Post
    whats the difference between the orange thingy and green one?

    whats the benefit?
    You can fold this one with your fingers...the stock one

    This one won't bind in the tube or ride up over the mag spring accidentally.

    Benefits? I feel a heck of a lot better with the green since I'll always load to full capacity.

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    Yup, do as Ram Rod suggests. It only costs a few bucks.
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    does the new plug decrease capacity at all? it looks like you might loose a round with the tail it has compared to the stock one.
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    Try searching the web sites for replacement barrels (870x).

    I got my 20" w/riffle sites from Midway USA. I think for a little over $100.00 bucks.
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    Congrats on the 870... Now starts the customization...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeprekopa View Post
    does the new plug decrease capacity at all? it looks like you might loose a round with the tail it has compared to the stock one.
    You shouldn't loose any capacity with it using the 2 3/4" shells.

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    I have add teh Knoxx stock to mine, and a Tri-rail for my flash light which I have added a pressure pad to turn on/off.

    I really like this setup
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