Pics and help needed! Shotguns

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by H-D, May 16, 2012.

  1. H-D

    H-D Active Member

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    I have a used 870 express on lay-a-way at a local shop , it has a 28 or 30 inch barrel on it, does anyone know which brands of add-on mag tube extensions work the best and look the best? I would like to get a total of 8-10 round capacity. any input or pics would be great!
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    If you have the long barrel it's 28" and you can put an extension on that will get you up to 5 more rounds. http://damageusa.com/product/remington-870-5-magazine-extension-12-gauge-parkerized

    If you want to use it for an inhouse self defense gun you can buy an 18" barrel for it and their 2 round extension that you should be able to get from the factory . It only takes a minute to switch barrels and put a wood dowel in to make you legal for hunting.

    For around 250 to 300 dollars you can put a 18 1/2" slug barrel with a 2.5X or a 4X fixed power scope and shoot sabot rounds. That gives you a 150 yard deer gun. I just use rifle sights on my Mossberg slug gun and it shoots nearly as tight as my scoped smooth bore shotguns at 100 yards. You have a lot of options
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    For home defense you are going to want an 18 1/2 inch barrel not a long goose barrel for your shotgun.

    Some brands like Mossberg and Remington allow interchangeable barrels.

    Here is a photo of my Mossberg model 590, which is strictly for home defense for me, but I could interchange the barrels with any of several others if I wanted.

    That's the nice thing about Mossberg and also about Remington shotguns.

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    Well I tricked mine out mainly for the Nephews, the only part original is the receiver.

    Went to an 18' Police Barrel, a 2 round extender & Ar style Butt - forend from Kicklite.

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  5. H-D

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    I already have a home defense shotgun its a mossberg 500 , this one is just for fun
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    I had an extension on my 870 years ago that gave it 10 rounds +1 in the chamber that I got from Choate Machine and Tool Co. I think I paid like $35 for it but that was 1993.
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    Mines a +2 extension. Barrel is 19" cut down from 28".

    Did all the work myself except the Re-installing the rem chokes. I sent the barrel to HelixFR for that. Hes already tooled up.

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    which brand of mag tubes are good? they range from 20 bucks to over a hundred dollars! some are plastic, I dont want plastic, but are all the steel or aluminum ones ok? JLA I like that shotgun but I want mine a little longer, how much does HelixFR charge for re installing the choke tubes? I think 20-22 inches will be a good length with an 8 shot tube
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    The one on my 870 is steel. I cant remember the brand but it was like 35 bucks or so and came with a new spring. Im not quite sure what Helix charges for re-installing chokes. I know hes tooled to do all of the different styles. He and I exchange services on a regular basis. Floppin freebies back and forth sorta thing, sort of favors between smiths.

    Shoot him a PM, im sure he would be happy to fix you up.
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    ka64: Nice trick. I always liked shotgun for home defense. Plus the sound of that pump action is a universal language. In states like NY you do not need to go thru the hassle of pistol permits and something like this will work just fine. Nice setup!

    lexjes
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