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looking to upgrade my 870

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by michaelwilson98, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. michaelwilson98

    michaelwilson98 Mt. Angel, Oregon Member

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    I have a stock rem 870 tactical with a 6 shell tube. I want to know if it can be extended to 11. Right now it has the stock everything. I'm a big guy so weight isn't a giant issue
     
  2. PORSCHE928S4

    PORSCHE928S4 Newport, Oregon Active Member

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    Two words Nordic Components upgrade the tube support as well with a mesa tactical add a teflon follower and you are golden ! I upgraded my 1100 with the Nordic and it is awesome .:gun08
     
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    PORSCHE928S4 Newport, Oregon Active Member

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  4. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    870 is a fine gun as it is, I only question the usefullness of "upgrades", see a lot of guys throwing a ton of money at items that really have no purpose other than looking "cool". See a ton of guns out there for sale that have been upgraded to the point of being ridiculous. Most let them go cheap or keep them, they would be better off parting them out.

    Add up what you are going to spend and the value of your shotgun, it will probably equal the cost of a really nice "tactical" shotgun.

    buy what you want, don't try and build it, always a better deal.
     
  5. PORSCHE928S4

    PORSCHE928S4 Newport, Oregon Active Member

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    You are correct and some of the upgrades would hurt the reliability ! I guess it is the same mindset of turning a SKS into a AK or a 10/22 into a tactical . Once you start to monkey with perfection it will turn around and bite you . Even in the prison we use the 870 with a 6 shot mag from the factory I count on it if need be and need something that works period .
     
  6. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I tried a +2 and it became noticeably nose-heavy and slower to swing. I can't imagine a +5.
     
  7. michaelwilson98

    michaelwilson98 Mt. Angel, Oregon Member

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    You guys are right about nose heavy. And I can't find any longer barrels with the barrel lug in the right place anyway. Thanks for the advice just going to go with a plus one.
     
  8. SomeDude

    SomeDude Portland, OR Reclaimer

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    Bought an 870 with a 28" barrel years ago and the only things I've changed are adding a Limbsaver pad, buttstock shell holder and buying a 20" barrel with rifle sights for shooting slugs. The only other thing I would consider adding is a tube extension (holds 4 shells currently). Unlike some of my other guns, I have no desire to tinker with it beyond this. Even with the 4+1 shell limit that doesn't bother me. I figure if I ever need more than that I'm probably using the wrong gun for the situation and should be using my AR.