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PostSubject: Ready for next years grouse!   September 25th 2014, 8:24 pm

Got this one on gunbroker for $200 shipped!

Remington 870, 20 Gauge


Actually grouse season is open until early november so maybe we can get a couple weekends in and on camera?! Should make for a great shotgun.
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PostSubject: Re: Ready for next years grouse!   September 26th 2014, 6:56 am

Nice purchase, I meant to respond to the other post but forgot. I was going to say for fast tight shooting I like the single shots. More room to swing and get a follow up I like the pumps. Biggest issue with pumps and auto loaders is knowing when not to shot to save ammo. Just because you can get three shots off doesn't mean you should. I've wasted a lot of shells dove and duck hunting learning that.

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PostSubject: Re: Ready for next years grouse!   September 26th 2014, 7:50 am

Actually, for grouse, you can take out the plug and stuff 5 in there. The plug only applies to hunting migratory game in most states.

I got my first 870 in 1967, shot thousands of birds and small game plus quite a few deer, turkeys and hogs. That gun is still shooting good and only had to have one minor repair done in 47 years.

Pumps actually are able to function as fast or faster than semi-autos in the right hands. Twisted Evil


PS: Jon, that matte finish suggests an 870 Express. Without even trying it, just remove the barrel and polish the devil out of the barrel's chamber. They're notorious for having fired shells stick in the rough chamber. Use your bore light and examine the pits and imperfections .. then polish the hell out of it. It will cure the ejection problems that these guns are known for.

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PostSubject: Re: Ready for next years grouse!   September 26th 2014, 8:08 am

Nice Shotgun Jon ...friend of mine has a .30-06 that looks a lot like that .
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PostSubject: Re: Ready for next years grouse!   October 1st 2014, 4:06 pm

Picked it up today at the gun shop! Great looking shotgun, the bore is flawless and the action is super slick. Great little shooter to so far. I want to set some targets up at 20-30-40 yards and see how is groups.
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PostSubject: Re: Ready for next years grouse!   October 1st 2014, 4:51 pm

My 20 ga. autos shoot best with a modified choke tube. The imp. cyl. doesn't seem to reach out far enough.
What length barrel is it? 26" or 28"?

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PostSubject: Re: Ready for next years grouse!   October 1st 2014, 8:42 pm

Wood is nice. Is that factory?

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PostSubject: Re: Ready for next years grouse!   October 1st 2014, 9:01 pm

yeah its the laminated stock.
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PostSubject: Re: Ready for next years grouse!   November 13th 2014, 10:08 pm

My dad picked up a semiauto mossberg 5500 shotgun and I picked it up for him yesterday. Just shot it today and damned if it doesnt jam after every shot! Turns out this was a common problem and the 3" mags are better for it rather than the 2 3/4" that I was using. Just not enough poop behind them to eject the shell.
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PostSubject: Re: Ready for next years grouse!   November 14th 2014, 5:29 am

The model 670 is a great shotgun:  Remington has sold over six million of those guns.

The model 670 Express is made on a smaller frame than the older 20 gauge guns, which used the 12 gauge frame.  Have a rifled barrel with cantilever scope mount for mine.  i sometimes use it when hunting hogs at feeders.
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PostSubject: Re: Ready for next years grouse!   November 14th 2014, 8:11 am

Nice scatter gun. ( Here in Chicago depending where you are in the city it's " STREET SWEEPER " ) Hope you get a lot of birds.......

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PostSubject: Re: Ready for next years grouse!   November 14th 2014, 11:27 am

They're good for deer too.




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PostSubject: Re: Ready for next years grouse!   November 14th 2014, 11:29 am

Nice Bob Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation

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PostSubject: Re: Ready for next years grouse!   November 23rd 2014, 6:58 pm

Very good deal...we had a great fall on grouse in da U.P. of Michigan. Lots of flushes and many yummy meals. I don't recall such a grand year.
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PostSubject: Re: Ready for next years grouse!   November 24th 2014, 9:37 am

Great dependable shotgun!  20ga is nice and light to carry too!

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