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#6900594 - 09/27/17 09:19 AM Remington 870
garrett Offline
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Registered: 01/19/06
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so why do these "tried and true go to" guns suck so bad? Had a chance to play with one last weekend I felt so dirty I had to take a shower after using it. its rough, clunky, not smooth and shoots terrible

thoughts?
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#6900603 - 09/27/17 09:25 AM Re: Remington 870 [Re: garrett]
Navasot Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 27251
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
I love mine.... hasnt failed me once
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#6900608 - 09/27/17 09:29 AM Re: Remington 870 [Re: garrett]
HuntersAnonymous41 Offline
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Registered: 09/26/16
Posts: 130
Loc: Central Texas
I have dropped this gun into water, shot hundreds of times, not cleaned it and it still functions great. The reliability factor is what i love about this gun. I let all my "new hunter" family members start with it and even bring it with me to shot clays here and there
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#6900610 - 09/27/17 09:32 AM Re: Remington 870 [Re: garrett]
ndhunter Offline
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Registered: 09/03/05
Posts: 3734
Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: garrett
so why do these "tried and true go to" guns suck so bad? Had a chance to play with one last weekend I felt so dirty I had to take a shower after using it. its rough, clunky, not smooth and shoots terrible

thoughts?


sacrilege
perhaps it is the operator that is "rough, clunky, not smooth and shoots terrible"

Go find a wealthy woman to buy you a Beretta semi and leave those pump guns for the up and comers

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#6900620 - 09/27/17 09:49 AM Re: Remington 870 [Re: garrett]
kdub Offline
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Registered: 02/09/07
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G were you shooting experts out of that 870?

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#6900685 - 09/27/17 10:27 AM Re: Remington 870 [Re: garrett]
Navasot Offline
Hollywood

Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
I think he just trying to ruffle up some fussin
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#6900689 - 09/27/17 10:32 AM Re: Remington 870 [Re: garrett]
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I have put my 20guage benelli back in the truck to use my 12 gauge 870 on the worst condition days. It just doesn't quit.
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#6900731 - 09/27/17 11:05 AM Re: Remington 870 [Re: garrett]
garrett Offline
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I bet Nav has an older 870, so thats why hes good.

Kdub, come on man, you know I dont shoot those crappy shells, those experts are better for throwing than shooting.

bottom line is that gun is a starter gun and not meant for a long haul
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#6900781 - 09/27/17 11:29 AM Re: Remington 870 [Re: garrett]
Aggiedukmaster Offline
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Registered: 08/08/12
Posts: 166
Loc: In the next blind over....
What year was that gun you were shooting? 870 used to be an Awesome Gun (If it was made before Remington was bought out) I Think around '01 or so...I have both guns and the newer model is still good but I can tell It is made w/ cheaper parts than the pre-'01 Model. ex. Using a plastic safety instead of metal. I would say that I still use the Newer one, but My truck got stolen last week and it was in there! mad
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#6900785 - 09/27/17 11:32 AM Re: Remington 870 [Re: garrett]
rickym Online   content
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5447
Loc: texas
They are good guns....until you get your hands on a B gun
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#6900801 - 09/27/17 11:42 AM Re: Remington 870 [Re: garrett]
SapperTitan Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
I use mine for Dove and hogs. I have killed hogs with buckshot out of the modified barrel along with dove with birdshot. I recently purchased a rifled barrel and put a 2x7 Nikon slug hunter on it, thing will shoot 2 inch groups all day. I have killed 8 hogs with it in the last couple months on Ft Hood. IMO its one of the most versatile guns for the money and mine was passed down from my Grandpa who purchased it around 40 yrs ago. I like them.







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#6900817 - 09/27/17 11:46 AM Re: Remington 870 [Re: ndhunter]
colt45 Online   content
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Loc: bastrop county
Originally Posted By: ndhunter
Originally Posted By: garrett
so why do these "tried and true go to" guns suck so bad? Had a chance to play with one last weekend I felt so dirty I had to take a shower after using it. its rough, clunky, not smooth and shoots terrible

thoughts?


sacrilege
perhaps it is the operator that is "rough, clunky, not smooth and shoots terrible"

Go find a wealthy woman to buy you a Beretta semi and leave those pump guns for the up and comers
my thoughts exactly
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#6900945 - 09/27/17 01:03 PM Re: Remington 870 [Re: garrett]
Navasot Offline
Hollywood

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 27251
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Originally Posted By: garrett
I bet Nav has an older 870, so thats why hes good.

Kdub, come on man, you know I dont shoot those crappy shells, those experts are better for throwing than shooting.

bottom line is that gun is a starter gun and not meant for a long haul


I bought it last September so its a bit older
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#6901064 - 09/27/17 02:32 PM Re: Remington 870 [Re: garrett]
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Registered: 03/09/09
Posts: 328
Loc: Near Lake Somerville TX.
Guess depends on what your used to. mine is 40+ yrs old never let me down. Then ive never had a quality piece like a Benelli or such. Between it and my old savage double, food comes home with us!
wonder what load you shoot? today's load are more dirty than decades ago.
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#6901080 - 09/27/17 02:43 PM Re: Remington 870 [Re: garrett]
cheetah577 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/13
Posts: 197
Loc: Dallas, TX
I've had one for 38 years. It has never let me down. Purchased a SBEII and now the 870 protects the house. I used it for deer, ducks, geese and doves. Never shot a hog with it, but I might try now!
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