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Old 3 January 2019, 10:53
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Just bought the nephew a berretta a300 in walnut. Nice feeling clay/bird gun. It’s on clearance for 749 at basspro. Came with chokes.

Taking him sport clay shooting for the first time Saturday. Watched over while he assembled it and went over safety and operations.

Should be a good time for the lad. I’m confident with s little trigger time he will most likely shoot better the me.
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Old 13 January 2019, 05:00
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Not being a shotgun sophisticate, I don't give a rip about who makes it, as long as it works.


Twenty odd years ago when High Standard went belly up, the tooling and name were bought by Mitchell, and moved, I think, to Az.


They started making the pistols again, but didn't last but a few years. Production was also resumed on the pump shotguns, maybe the auto too, but memory fails.


I got a 20 inch with cyl bore, heat shield, 23/4 chamber, twin action bars, steel receiver, cross bolt safety, 7 round tube, bead sight, and speed feed stock. The bolt is fully jeweled.


It is solid as a rock, no slop, no rattle, slick as ice on a sidewalk. When empty, if you point muzzle up and press the bolt release, the action will drop fully open. Point muzzle straight down, it drops closed.


I had an 870 then also, but got rid of it after I went through the instructor course with the High Standard. Never been run day in and day out. Probably around 4000 rounds total, NEVER a hiccup.


Still works for me and my meager needs.
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Old 31 January 2019, 00:18
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I picked up an older 870 Express from a guy a while back; it's got the Choate over-the-top folder (and a synth forearm, also probably Choate), and I want to replace at least the stock. Several posts back, there was some discussion of various stocks, and Flatbedder said "The general purpose 'social' shotgun is best fitted w/a shortened traditional stock, and a 2pt. heavy-duty adjustable sling."

Is that still valid advice? This is likely going to be a closet/bump-in/the-night gun. A pistol grip stock seemed to make sense based on the AR platform, but I'm curious about other ideas.
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Old 31 January 2019, 18:41
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I prefer the MagPul stock, due to its noticeably shortened pull and the Surefire fore end with the light. I shoot mine with a modified choke to get decent patterns with 00 buck (All 9 pellets on an IPSC Target at 25m) while not shredding the outer layer of lead off of a slug.
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Old 1 February 2019, 13:08
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Old 1 February 2019, 13:08
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I prefer the MagPul stock, due to its noticeably shortened pull and the Surefire fore end with the light. I shoot mine with a modified choke to get decent patterns with 00 buck (All 9 pellets on an IPSC Target at 25m) while not shredding the outer layer of lead off of a slug.
Which ammo are you using? Have you tried Federal with the Flite control wad?

I patterned a Mossberg 590 out to 25y and Federal PFC154 stayed tight on target. At 15y it was 3" hole.
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Old 2 February 2019, 02:08
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I shoot the Federal 00 buck with flight control and slugs, I also shoot the Remington "Sluggers" with great success.
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Old 2 February 2019, 02:08
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Sir, so you shoot mostly trap?
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Old 2 February 2019, 06:27
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I shoot the Federal 00 buck with flight control and slugs, I also shoot the Remington "Sluggers" with great success.
You can get good deals from The Sportsman's Guide sometimes on 00 buck. I catch the Remington in boxes of 25 at a good discount. I've played around with different brands of 00. Hornady Zombie Killers a few others. I find the military grade just as good. Made by Federal I think.
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Old 2 February 2019, 18:33
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Personally, for 870s, I like the short Speedfeed fixed stocks with integral pistol grip that Remington Police models can be bought with. I would modify it though by drilling a hole in it to mount a QD socket.

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Old 2 February 2019, 18:41
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I splurged and bought a Wilson Combat (Scattergun Technologies) Border Patrol 870. Sweet shotgun.
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Old 2 February 2019, 20:16
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I splurged and bought a Wilson Combat (Scattergun Technologies) Border Patrol 870. Sweet shotgun.
The standard is pics Chief.
I've never seen one.
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Old 2 February 2019, 22:33
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The standard is pics Chief.
I've never seen one.
Ok, I shoulda known better. :D

SPECIFICATIONS
Adjustable Trak–Lock® Ghost Ring Rear Sight, Ramp-Type Front Sight with Tritium Insert
18” Cylinder Bore Barrel with 3” Magnum Chamber
Extended Magazine Tube, Total Capacity: 6+1 Rounds
Synthetic Hogue Overmolded® Buttstock and Forend
High-Visibility, Non-Binding Follower
Extra-Power Heavy-Duty Stainless Magazine Tube Spring
Jumbo Head Safety
Buttstock Swivel and Rigid Magazine Tube Sling Mount
Armor-Tuff® Finish


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Old 2 February 2019, 22:50
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Nice. Not much different than a tactical model. My go to inside the perimeter.
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Old 3 February 2019, 09:32
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I splurged and bought a Wilson Combat (Scattergun Technologies) Border Patrol 870. Sweet shotgun.
I just bought a used Wilson Combat Scattergun Tech at work for $300. Had, at most, 100 rounds through it. We ended up selling them because we were downsizing our arms stockpile. Great shotgun and you should be very happy with it.
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Old 3 February 2019, 13:34
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I just bought a used Wilson Combat Scattergun Tech at work for $300. Had, at most, 100 rounds through it. We ended up selling them because we were downsizing our arms stockpile. Great shotgun and you should be very happy with it.
You got a steal on that used one. They are nice shotguns. WC smooths the action on them during the build.

I’ve owned a handful of 870s over the years including a custom that my gunsmith made for me. I really did the platform. I like having wide range of aftermarket accessories available to “make it my own”.
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Old 17 February 2019, 03:27
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Anyone have one of these old Ithaca Deerslayers? I've always had kinda of a sweet spot in my heart for em. Kinda like that ole girlfriend.

I found one local. The firearm....12 ga Featherweight. Upland Game engraving on the receiver. 20 inch barrel. I took it apart. Really good condition. I've killed many bucks with a slug. I hunt close here a lot too. I've got 3 other 12 gauges but not one just for deer though I did knock 1 down 2 years ago with an old Winchester 1200 pump I rabbit hunt with.

Here's a link to the same Deerslayer on gun broker:

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/79726...odal-view-item
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Old 17 February 2019, 11:10
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I splurged and bought a Wilson Combat (Scattergun Technologies) Border Patrol 870. Sweet shotgun.
I have a few 870's and love them both. My issue is the length of pull on a tactical shotgun vs a sporting shotgun. I wonder why Wilson does not adjust the stock to a shorter length of pull (or do they?) I like the Magpull stock for this very reason.
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Old 17 February 2019, 15:32
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They do have a CQB model with collapsible stock.

https://shopwilsoncombat.com/CQB-Mod...fo/SHOTGUN564/
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Old 18 February 2019, 16:05
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Anyone have one of these old Ithaca Deerslayers? I've always had kinda of a sweet spot in my heart for em. Kinda like that ole girlfriend.

I found one local. The firearm....12 ga Featherweight. Upland Game engraving on the receiver. 20 inch barrel. I took it apart. Really good condition. I've killed many bucks with a slug. I hunt close here a lot too. I've got 3 other 12 gauges but not one just for deer though I did knock 1 down 2 years ago with an old Winchester 1200 pump I rabbit hunt with.

Here's a link to the same Deerslayer on gun broker:

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/79726...odal-view-item
I have a Deerslayer III with a heavy bull barrel, it will keep the sabot slugs in a 4" group at 200 yards all day long. I also have two other Ithaca's, a single shot 20 gauge and a Model 51 12 gauge.

They are great guns.
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