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    Rem 870 Express??

    All, I have an opportunity to buy a Remington 870 Express 12g 28"bbl for $259 NIB. Nothing special, just a plain Remmie 870 Exp. $259 sounds pretty good and I've been looking for a good, solid, shottie to compliment my Mav88 pistol grip, and Charles Daly O/U Trap. Is $259 a good price for a NIB 870 Express?? I've said before that if there is anything that Rem does well its shotguns. Any feedback that might be helpful? Thanks in advance!
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    Sounds good to me. Although the barrel length seems awfully long for anything besides hunting, so unless you see yourself taking it out bird hunting, you'll have to factor in the additional expense of having the barrel cut down by at least 8 inches.
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    Birding is the primary activity that I would be doing. As I mentioned, the Mav88 serves as home security and the Charles Daly is my trap gun.
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    Absolutely! Unless you want to pay full price:

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefduane View Post
    Birding is the primary activity that I would be doing. As I mentioned, the Mav88 serves as home security and the Charles Daly is my trap gun.
    Academy currently has them on sale for that price where they're normally $299. While you may occasionally find one cheaper, that's a decent retail store price. I had a hard time transitioning from the cross-bolt safety on my Wingmaster to the top tang safety of a Mossberg 500 when I wanted to go to a lighter 20 gauge. Would you have a similar experience going the other way? If not, it'd probably make an economical, solid "birding" gun.

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    Say what you will about current Remington quality, their 870 shotguns have a solid and well deserved reputation. Stepping outside of my Enablers R Us membership, I recommend buying it.
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    ^6 Solid candidate for the Enabler of the Month!

    OP...don't forget to show us pics!!
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    That's a fair price. My son bought the same shotgun from our local Dick's Sporting Goods over Christmas and he paid about the same and it came with a $50 rebate. Tons of aftermarket accessories for the 870 and Moss 500's. He has already added a +2 tune extension.

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    I had an 870 Express! Wife bought it for me as a birthday gift a few years ago. Great shooter. I had the interchangeable choke system. Man I miss that shotgun!! (Had to sell after having it a year or so because we needed money.)

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    Well I bought it. There are a few things I intend to retro it with initially including a Wilson Oversized Safety Button, an upgraded follower and spring, a machined extractor (I guess the factory ones are MIM and prone to breakage). Some have also reported that the trigger housing pins can back out. There is a mod for anti-walk (threaded) trigger pins. I'll get it out and shoot it asap and post pix when I can. Thanks to all for the enable... err.. encouragement! I'm sure I'll b happy with it!!
    Taurus PT111G2 - Ruger LCPII - Charter U'cover .38 Spc - M'berg Mav88 Pistol - M'berg 715T - Charles Daly Superior 12g O/U Trap - Rem 870 Exp 12g - Heritage RR .22LR/WMR - Henry Classic Lever .22LR - Marlin 336W .30-30 Lever - Phx HP22LR - NAA .22WMR Mini-Revolver w/ Pocket Clip - GSG 1911-22 - Hi-Point 995TS - H&R Young American .32 Safety Hammer NF (circa 1890)

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