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New 870

Postby macmn3 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:17 pm

Just bought my first gun, a new 870 express 3 inch in synthetic black. Anything I need to watch out for with this gun?
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Re: New 870

Postby Jake88 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:36 pm

Great hunting guns. Keep it oiled up well. They tend to rust easily if neglected
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Re: New 870

Postby LiquidA45 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:02 pm

Great gun, one of the all time favorites for hunting. Treat it good and it will never give too an issue....treat it bad and it most likely won't give you any issues either lol.
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Re: New 870

Postby z51 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:23 pm

Keep it very clean and well oiled or it will rust on you in a heartbeat. Also the chambers tend to be rough. It you start to experience difficult ejection polish the chamber with steel wool on a bore brush.
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Re: New 870

Postby BurninPowder » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:11 pm

The others have given some great advice. You've got yourself a good shotgun and don't let the naysayers tell you different. IMO, design wise one of the best. If you do experience any issues more than likely there will be an easy fix that you can do yourself. When all else fails I go to one of my 870s. I own three :biggrin:
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Re: New 870

Postby :-) » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:51 pm

Great all around gun, and very dependable! You won't be disappointed. All guns rust if you don't take care of them...it don't matter how much you pay for it.
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Re: New 870

Postby macmn3 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:35 pm

Thanks guys this is what ive heard from almost everybody I've talked to. Never hurts to hear some extra opinions!
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Re: New 870

Postby Sgtstadanko707 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:16 pm

I have the 870 wing master. Not sure if there is much difference. I never oil it. Seems like it guns up more with the more oil. Never had a rust problem either. Dunked it 2x last year in the pond. Wiped it down with a towl and no problem. Pulled it apart his offseason. No rust. I love remington so much just picked up the new versamaxx. Love it. You will not be disappointed with your 870
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Re: New 870

Postby Jon Bergren » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:26 pm

Don't use Rem Oil on it, use Hoppes gun oil. Rem Oil is not a 10F oil. I have had a 870 Wingmaster since 1970. It has 28" Mod barrel and a 26" IC barrel. Still shoot it occassionally.
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Re: New 870

Postby Jake88 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:33 am

Sgtstadanko707 wrote:I have the 870 wing master. Not sure if there is much difference. I never oil it. Seems like it guns up more with the more oil. Never had a rust problem either. Dunked it 2x last year in the pond. Wiped it down with a towl and no problem. Pulled it apart his offseason. No rust. I love remington so much just picked up the new versamaxx. Love it. You will not be disappointed with your 870
How much did you pay.


Totally different finishes on the wingmaster and the newer 870s. Wingmaster is blued = great rust prevention

New 870 is a parkerized matte finish that loves to rust
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Re: New 870

Postby Sgtstadanko707 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:03 am

Jake88 wrote:
Sgtstadanko707 wrote:I have the 870 wing master. Not sure if there is much difference. I never oil it. Seems like it guns up more with the more oil. Never had a rust problem either. Dunked it 2x last year in the pond. Wiped it down with a towl and no problem. Pulled it apart his offseason. No rust. I love remington so much just picked up the new versamaxx. Love it. You will not be disappointed with your 870
How much did you pay.


Totally different finishes on the wingmaster and the newer 870s. Wingmaster is blued = great rust prevention

New 870 is a parkerized matte finish that loves to rust


Never knew that. The only problem with rust on mine is the damn choke tube is rusted in on it.
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Re: New 870

Postby yak4fish » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:45 am

My 870 is 33 years old! Great choice for a 1st shotgun should last a lifetime.
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Re: New 870

Postby Honk-n-quack » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:30 am

Shoot as many rounds of trap or clays as you possibly can to get that action worn in and smooth :thumbsup:
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Re: New 870

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:53 am

polish the bolt and other internal moving parts of the action, polish the chamber, and keep it oiled up!
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Re: New 870

Postby Cary » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:54 pm

macmn3 wrote:Just bought my first gun, a new 870 express 3 inch in synthetic black. Anything I need to watch out for with this gun?

I think Remington has a $30 rebate going on that gun. Go to their web site and under News and Resources click on rebate. There is a form you fill out and send in for it. I was able to get the same rebate last year on my 870 Express.
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