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Whats going on? I need some advice from all you good ol' boys out there, i use to have a REM.870 but soon found out they BLOW! So just bought 2 new guns for this up-comming hunting season. First for drives, and duck. i got a benelli super nova 3.5, 28" shotgun. And second for the stand a Ithaca (deer slayer) 3" slug gun w/ scope.
So what im asking is if anyone has the guns, and what good and bad has come from them?

One last thing, after cleaning the firearm, should u dry-fire the gun to take preasure off the spring or not? me and my old man been fighting about this 4 years.

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Sorry it took a while to get back to you man. Yeah I love those guns no problems so far.
 

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nickm870 said:
Whats going on? I need some advice from all you good ol' boys out there, i use to have a REM.870 but soon found out they BLOW! So just bought 2 new guns for this up-comming hunting season. First for drives, and duck. i got a benelli super nova 3.5, 28" shotgun. And second for the stand a Ithaca (deer slayer) 3" slug gun w/ scope.
So what im asking is if anyone has the guns, and what good and bad has come from them?

One last thing, after cleaning the firearm, should u dry-fire the gun to take preasure off the spring or not? me and my old man been fighting about this 4 years.

thanks
What makes your 870 blow? Have never heard anything but recommendations for 870's. I've had one almost 16 years with nothing but operator error problems. I've paddled my boat with it, submerged it in saltwater and the thing is like a timex...takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'!

To bad now you are gonna have to change your screenname to nickm870blows! Sorry couldn't help myself! :)

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Bunker said:
nickm870 said:
Whats going on? I need some advice from all you good ol' boys out there, i use to have a REM.870 but soon found out they BLOW! So just bought 2 new guns for this up-comming hunting season. First for drives, and duck. i got a benelli super nova 3.5, 28" shotgun. And second for the stand a Ithaca (deer slayer) 3" slug gun w/ scope.
So what im asking is if anyone has the guns, and what good and bad has come from them?

One last thing, after cleaning the firearm, should u dry-fire the gun to take preasure off the spring or not? me and my old man been fighting about this 4 years.

thanks
What makes your 870 blow? Have never heard anything but recommendations for 870's. I've had one almost 16 years with nothing but operator error problems. I've paddled my boat with it, submerged it in saltwater and the thing is like a timex...takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'!

To bad now you are gonna have to change your screenname to nickm870blows! Sorry couldn't help myself! :)

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That post was from 2003.
 

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WoodyWhiffingMG said:
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nickm870 said:
Whats going on? I need some advice from all you good ol' boys out there, i use to have a REM.870 but soon found out they BLOW! So just bought 2 new guns for this up-comming hunting season. First for drives, and duck. i got a benelli super nova 3.5, 28" shotgun. And second for the stand a Ithaca (deer slayer) 3" slug gun w/ scope.
So what im asking is if anyone has the guns, and what good and bad has come from them?

One last thing, after cleaning the firearm, should u dry-fire the gun to take preasure off the spring or not? me and my old man been fighting about this 4 years.

thanks
What makes your 870 blow? Have never heard anything but recommendations for 870's. I've had one almost 16 years with nothing but operator error problems. I've paddled my boat with it, submerged it in saltwater and the thing is like a timex...takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'!

To bad now you are gonna have to change your screenname to nickm870blows! Sorry couldn't help myself! :)

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That post was from 2003.
:lol: Look out! internet police! :lol3:
 

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WoodyWhiffingMG said:
Bunker said:
nickm870 said:
Whats going on? I need some advice from all you good ol' boys out there, i use to have a REM.870 but soon found out they BLOW! So just bought 2 new guns for this up-comming hunting season. First for drives, and duck. i got a benelli super nova 3.5, 28" shotgun. And second for the stand a Ithaca (deer slayer) 3" slug gun w/ scope.
So what im asking is if anyone has the guns, and what good and bad has come from them?

One last thing, after cleaning the firearm, should u dry-fire the gun to take preasure off the spring or not? me and my old man been fighting about this 4 years.

thanks
What makes your 870 blow? Have never heard anything but recommendations for 870's. I've had one almost 16 years with nothing but operator error problems. I've paddled my boat with it, submerged it in saltwater and the thing is like a timex...takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'!

To bad now you are gonna have to change your screenname to nickm870blows! Sorry couldn't help myself! :)

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That post was from 2003.
So I'm a little behind the times! :( at that point it was only 6yrs old. Still never had an issue.

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wanapasaki said:
WoodyWhiffingMG said:
Bunker said:
nickm870 said:
Whats going on? I need some advice from all you good ol' boys out there, i use to have a REM.870 but soon found out they BLOW! So just bought 2 new guns for this up-comming hunting season. First for drives, and duck. i got a benelli super nova 3.5, 28" shotgun. And second for the stand a Ithaca (deer slayer) 3" slug gun w/ scope.
So what im asking is if anyone has the guns, and what good and bad has come from them?

One last thing, after cleaning the firearm, should u dry-fire the gun to take preasure off the spring or not? me and my old man been fighting about this 4 years.

thanks
What makes your 870 blow? Have never heard anything but recommendations for 870's. I've had one almost 16 years with nothing but operator error problems. I've paddled my boat with it, submerged it in saltwater and the thing is like a timex...takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'!

To bad now you are gonna have to change your screenname to nickm870blows! Sorry couldn't help myself! :)

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That post was from 2003.
:lol: Look out! internet police! :lol3:
No, bro just helping a guy out :thumbsup:
 

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Bunker said:
WoodyWhiffingMG said:
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nickm870 said:
Whats going on? I need some advice from all you good ol' boys out there, i use to have a REM.870 but soon found out they BLOW! So just bought 2 new guns for this up-comming hunting season. First for drives, and duck. i got a benelli super nova 3.5, 28" shotgun. And second for the stand a Ithaca (deer slayer) 3" slug gun w/ scope.
So what im asking is if anyone has the guns, and what good and bad has come from them?

One last thing, after cleaning the firearm, should u dry-fire the gun to take preasure off the spring or not? me and my old man been fighting about this 4 years.

thanks
What makes your 870 blow? Have never heard anything but recommendations for 870's. I've had one almost 16 years with nothing but operator error problems. I've paddled my boat with it, submerged it in saltwater and the thing is like a timex...takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'!

To bad now you are gonna have to change your screenname to nickm870blows! Sorry couldn't help myself! :)

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That post was from 2003.
So I'm a little behind the times! :( at that point it was only 6yrs old. Still never had an issue.

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Will address the "dry fire" to release springs controversy.

Years ago the spring steel was not as good and tended to lose its springiness over time.
Modern springs are far superior and you dont need to dry-fire your shotguns like grandpa did.
Ok?
 

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aunt betty said:
Will address the "dry fire" to release springs controversy.

Years ago the spring steel was not as good and tended to lose its springiness over time.
Modern springs are far superior and you dont need to dry-fire your shotguns like grandpa did.
Ok?
Yeah but if the spring on the firing pin is engaged doesn't it loose its elasticity if it's not released over an extended period of time?
 

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if you're concerned about the whole dry firing thing, there is a very simple solutions....

 

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GomerPyle said:
if you're concerned about the whole dry firing thing, there is a very simple solutions....

Nice, they even have springs.. Fancy! I just dry fire mine. Its a beretta :lol3:
 

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wanapasaki said:
aunt betty said:
Will address the "dry fire" to release springs controversy.

Years ago the spring steel was not as good and tended to lose its springiness over time.
Modern springs are far superior and you dont need to dry-fire your shotguns like grandpa did.
Ok?
Yeah but if the spring on the firing pin is engaged doesn't it loose its elasticity if it's not released over an extended period of time?
No.
These are the parts on my shotgun that I will worry about. The rest last a lifetime...or three.
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aunt betty said:
wanapasaki said:
aunt betty said:
Will address the "dry fire" to release springs controversy.

Years ago the spring steel was not as good and tended to lose its springiness over time.
Modern springs are far superior and you dont need to dry-fire your shotguns like grandpa did.
Ok?
Yeah but if the spring on the firing pin is engaged doesn't it loose its elasticity if it's not released over an extended period of time?
No.
These are the parts on my shotgun that I will worry about. The rest last a lifetime...or three.
You've gone through a pin?! What kind of gun do you have?
 

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wanapasaki said:
aunt betty said:
Will address the "dry fire" to release springs controversy.

Years ago the spring steel was not as good and tended to lose its springiness over time.
Modern springs are far superior and you dont need to dry-fire your shotguns like grandpa did.
Ok?
Yeah but if the spring on the firing pin is engaged doesn't it loose its elasticity if it's not released over an extended period of time?
Sort of like guys loading every AR magazine they have and let em sit around for years.
 

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wanapasaki said:
aunt betty said:
Will address the "dry fire" to release springs controversy.

Years ago the spring steel was not as good and tended to lose its springiness over time.
Modern springs are far superior and you dont need to dry-fire your shotguns like grandpa did.
Ok?
Yeah but if the spring on the firing pin is engaged doesn't it loose its elasticity if it's not released over an extended period of time?
No!!! That is a myth, the spring doesn't lose tension. Although, I do believe it should be relieved at the range on occasion.
 

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TrapperRob said:
wanapasaki said:
aunt betty said:
Will address the "dry fire" to release springs controversy.

Years ago the spring steel was not as good and tended to lose its springiness over time.
Modern springs are far superior and you dont need to dry-fire your shotguns like grandpa did.
Ok?
Yeah but if the spring on the firing pin is engaged doesn't it loose its elasticity if it's not released over an extended period of time?
No!!! That is a myth, the spring doesn't lose tension. Although, I do believe it should be relieved at the range on occasion.
I didn't go to the range once between seasons... Definitely showing :no:
 
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