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Another 870 question!

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Oklahomie, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    Im hoping you fine folks here could help me out. I just got my 870 "tactical" back from Remington and I have a question about the mag tube spring.

    The spring in question has always been a bit weak feeling, I forgot to bring this up to Remington, and I noticed that when you take off the screw cap the spring just barely sticks out of the tube.

    Is this normal? It doesn't seem to effect performance but I just want to replace it with a Wolff or scattergun tech extra power spring just to be sure.

    The 870 model is the one with the fixed 6 shot extended tube kind of like a mossy.
  2. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Same here. I've put 1000s of rounds through one of my 2 870s shooting clays. Never had any problems. The other has 6 rounds in the tube at all times. I take it out once and awhile to function test and then it gets cleaned, loaded with buck, then locked in its safe box under the bed. Again no issues with that one either.

    I think with the millions (I'm pretty sure there are millions out there but don't quote me on it) 870s out there. The design is solid.
  3. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    It is normal, but they function perfectly as long as they are reasonably clean.
    Great shotgun.
  4. PORSCHE928S4

    PORSCHE928S4 Newport, Oregon Active Member

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    If it is not broken thou shalt leave it alone !