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Old 11-29-2012, 12:58   #21
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I agree that the express model's finish would hold up fine if kept oiled/indoors. I like having a more stout finish since I like to take it outside for fun. I took it out to a private range the other day for the first time and it started pouring. It was nice to not have to worry about the water. Also, if the SHTF, I would saw the butt off and rock it like Denzel in the Book of Eli. In that case, it would be nice to have a high quality finish on it. I'd hate to have to shoot a zombie with a rusty gun. I supposed a good coat of cat oil could work though. Food for thought.
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Old 11-29-2012, 19:34   #22
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The breacher choke is lame, but if you want ghost ring sights and/or a rail this is the way to go, cheaper than adding it aftermarket.
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Old 11-29-2012, 20:46   #23
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"fresh cat oil"
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Old 11-29-2012, 21:34   #24
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The finish on my Wingmaster is great.
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Old 11-29-2012, 22:43   #25
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"fresh cat oil"
"You'll like it...it's ca-at"
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:51   #26
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I am planning on getting the 870 tactical with ghost ring sites and breeher choke tube. I think for an extra $100 the better XS sites and choke tube are worth it. I can get it for $459 at Sportmans whse. I looked a large gun show last week and everyone was sold out of it at show except one guy and he was $500.

I have always been happy with 870's in the past and plan on getting the tactical one but just the last day or 2 have been thinking that maybe I should take a closer look at Mossberg? What do you guys think?
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:16   #27
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I have always been happy with 870's in the past and plan on getting the tactical one but just the last day or 2 have been thinking that maybe I should take a closer look at Mossberg? What do you guys think?
I dont think you can go wrong with either one. I think that if you want an inexpensive gun, the finish on the Mossberg is better than the finish on the 870 express models. I shot a Mossberg 500 w/ a chainsaw grip and a laser. that was fun and it was surprisingly accurate . But I liked the feel of the 870 better and I didn't like the gimmick/gadget factor on that chainsaw gun. I can't tell you enough how much i like my 870 Marine Magnum
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:42   #28
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Screw the tactical or express, spend the coin and get the Police model. I've had both and this is my opinion.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:59   #29
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1980 model 870 Wingmaster.
The nice lady at Remington confirmed that this was a "Police" model when it left the factory.

It had only been fired once or twice, when I got it. The underside of the carrier didn't even have a mark on it, from being loaded!
The owner's widow put it up for sale.
I found this at a gunshow.

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20" cyl. choke.
2-3/4" chamber.
Walnut furniture.



$210.00 OTD!!!!!!!(Seek and ye shall find!)
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Old 11-30-2012, 17:49   #30
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1980 model 870 Wingmaster.
The nice lady at Remington confirmed that this was a "Police" model when it left the factory.

It had only been fired once or twice, when I got it. The underside of the carrier didn't even have a mark on it, from being loaded!
The owner's widow put it up for sale.
I found this at a gunshow.

Tactical Shotguns
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20" cyl. choke.
2-3/4" chamber.
Walnut furniture.



$210.00 OTD!!!!!!!(Seek and ye shall find!)
Beautiful gun, and you got a steal on it!
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:50   #31
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Picked up a Remington 870 Tactical Express for $329 at a gun show. Got a $30 rebate from Remington. Added pistol grop full stock, G&GG Side sling adapter, tacical 1-point sling and Mesa Tactical side saddle. Love it!
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Old 12-02-2012, 22:03   #32
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I dont think you can go wrong with either one. I think that if you want an inexpensive gun, the finish on the Mossberg is better than the finish on the 870 express models. I shot a Mossberg 500 w/ a chainsaw grip and a laser. that was fun and it was surprisingly accurate . But I liked the feel of the 870 better and I didn't like the gimmick/gadget factor on that chainsaw gun. I can't tell you enough how much i like my 870 Marine Magnum

I would like to get a Marine Magnum but no budget for that now looking to go less expensive. What did you have to give for it?
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:17   #33
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I have a local shop thats always fair to me. The had to special order it, but the gave it to me for 670 OTD. The cheapest I found it elsewhere was 730 before delivery, FFL transfer, etc.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:21   #34
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Picked up a Remington 870 Tactical Express for $329 at a gun show. Got a $30 rebate from Remington. Added pistol grop full stock, G&GG Side sling adapter, tacical 1-point sling and Mesa Tactical side saddle. Love it!
What do you think your total will be with all the up grades? I thought I might spend an extra $100 on the 870 tactial with rail and ghost sights and breecher tube but still trying to decide. Does your sight seem to be adequate?
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Old 12-11-2012, 14:08   #35
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If you don't like the finish on your 870 or for that matter, any weapon, then get it finished in Black-T. Great finish! http://www.black-t.com
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:38   #36
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What do you think your total will be with all the up grades? I thought I might spend an extra $100 on the 870 tactial with rail and ghost sights and breecher tube but still trying to decide. Does your sight seem to be adequate?
Remington 870 Tactical Express $329 ($299, after rebate)
Pistol grip full stock $60
G&GG Side sling adapter $20
Tactical 1-point sling $20
Mesa Tactical side saddle $53
Subtotal so far, $452.

Found an LPA sight for around $100, but need to find a good front sight. Maybe Santa will help me?
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Old 12-15-2012, 20:53   #37
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I bought my Marine Magnum back in 1996 or 97 and I still drool over it every time I look at it. It was one of the best purchases that I have ever made. Worth the premium in my opinion.

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Old 12-16-2012, 12:50   #38
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It is a sweet lookin' gun, ain't it.
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