My fightin' Scattergun

Discussion in 'Shotgun' started by Marneaus, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. Marneaus Moderator

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    Recently put this together.

    Picked up a Remington 870 Police Magnum. Couldnt find one with walnut AND the tube extension. Heck, finding one with walnut was hard enough to begin with.


    Beautiful grain on this one.
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    Added a factory Remington extension, and a Spectre gear sling I had from my old shotgun.
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    Thats about as "tactical" as I wanted to get. KISS is the goal here.

    Unfortunately I realized that as a fightin' gun, it would be much much less effective if it didnt have a way to top off the tube. Added one of these stupid things:
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    Thats the mesa tactical unit. At least it's not plastic.

    Also did a vang comp safety because I'm a lefty and this is easier to reach
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    And added a stainless follower since the stock one is so dang flimsy.
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    And there ya have it. I plan to take it to Front Sight for a 4 day class this spring. I havent shot it a whole lot, but ran a bunch of loads through it to test patterning.

    Something strange, I have found that this thing gives some BAD cheek slap. Not sure if it's the way I'm handling it, the shape of the stock, the low height of the bead or what, but I have never experienced this with a shotgun. I ran maybe 25 rounds of buck through it at the range and I felt like I got punched in the cheek bone, it hurt for several days.
  2. nelly Member

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    • Nice & clean & neat, you followed the KISS strategy perfectly-870's are super reliable & with your sensible upgrades you'll have a great Gun for all purposes for along time-just the right amount of stuff. As for the cheek slap, I sold my pumps awhile ago because of cheek slap, shoulder slap, arm slap and all other slaps & bruises. Had my Remington 1187 semi auto worked over and couldn't be happier, ALOT easier on the bones & more fun to shoot, even did the upgrades on a Rem 1100 Semi with the same results..You may want to try "Low recoil Target Rounds" for practice, I think Remington still makes them & then stoke up with your serious stuff for Home & Hearth.
  3. Marneaus Moderator

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    I owned a mossberg 930 SPX before this, and as a semi, it was a breeze to shoot. For some reason, I wanted a pump, for simplicity and reliability i suppose.

    I have fired plenty of other pumps and never had that issue. It's odd.

    Something as simple as a cheek pay would cure the issue, but we'll see.

    I would normally just keep the high octane stuff for HD, but the class I'm going to take requires 300 rounds of birdshot, 250 buck, and 75 slugs all in 4 days. OUCH!
  4. nelly Member

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    Marneaus, Get yourself a Past Shoulder protector for that class, you won't be able to drive home after a day like that !..Take a look over at www.wilsoncombat.com & click on Long Guns, then check out the Scattergun Technologies models ( I think they use all 870's for their builds ). All REALLY NICE but pricey....
  5. Marneaus Moderator

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    Yeah, I definitely planned on getting a shoulder pad.

    I've seen their shotguns, definitely nice but highly expensive and I don't really see why.

    I do, however, plan to have a set of their ghost rings installed.
  6. Coyote Ugly Member

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    Wow that is clean! I can't tell in pics - Am I looking at brenneke sabot slugs?
  7. nelly Member

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    Where is the Front Sight Class being held ?
  8. Coyote Ugly Member

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    Ahh now I can see it better on this puter. It's buck ;)
  9. Marneaus Moderator

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    Yup yup! thats just the cheap stuff, Rio Royal Buck and I think S&B slugs.

    Currently the side saddle is not on the shotgun, nor is the sling. They will go back on for the class.

    Also, I was going to do ghost ring sights but the permanent modification to the receiver and the $300 investment didnt seem worth it. I'm gonna pick up a factory barrel with rifle sights for like $150 haha. Done and done.
  10. Marneaus Moderator

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    At frontsight....lol

    Just outside of vegas.

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