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Old 02-27-2013, 02:27 PM
 
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My local Walmart has one for 299. I saw them many years ago when they came out with the field grade for 199 but that was about 18 years ago. One of my local gun shops had them for 410 new but thats a do you also buy me dinner price. Just checking before I pull the trigger.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:38 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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That's about right. Especially good if it has the slug barrel as well as the smooth bore. You only get one choke tube with Remington, though.

I can't vouch for this even though I bought a new 870 Express in 20 gauge a couple years ago for my youngest son and it has functioned flawlessly, buy some people report some quality issues with recent 870s.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:16 PM
 
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I think the $299 is about what I've seen.

I've got one my Father in Law purchased about 60 years ago when he was in Japan. He paid $40. It's still a great gun.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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My local Walmart has one for 299. I saw them many years ago when they came out with the field grade for 199 but that was about 18 years ago. One of my local gun shops had them for 410 new but thats a do you also buy me dinner price. Just checking before I pull the trigger.
Wow.... thats a good price. I just sold a used barrel for an 870 for $200 so your getting a good deal. Retail, Ive seen them go anywhere from 350 to 475, the latter number probly a little high priced.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:57 PM
 
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You have to look at which one your get, I know I just traded for an 870, and I got the express magnum, the other are just the express, they will only take the 2 3/4 shells of course the magnum takes the 3s.

That could be the diference in price.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:13 PM
 
Location: so cal
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You have to look at which one your get, I know I just traded for an 870, and I got the express magnum, the other are just the express, they will only take the 2 3/4 shells of course the magnum takes the 3s.

That could be the diference in price.
Wrong, the Express takes 2 3/4 and 3" shells. The magnum takes up to 3 1/2" shells.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Wrong, the Express takes 2 3/4 and 3" shells. The magnum takes up to 3 1/2" shells.

I was under the impression that the difference wasn't in the actual shotgun you buy, i.e. express vs. express magnum, but in the barrels. For instance, I was told that any barrels made for the 870 line will fit in any 870. As in, theoreticaly, you could take a barrel made for the Wingmaster and use it on an express or an express police model.

I think all 870 models are the same, the difference is in the barrels.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:27 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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You're actually getting a good deal, MSRP is $411.
Pump Action Shotguns - Model 870 Express - Remington Shotguns


The Express and Magnum terms are marketing terms and have nothing to do with chamber length any longer. They were introduced back in the 1980's when the 870 was downmarketed a bit from the Wingmaster to indicate that the gun was suitable for the newer loads being developed then for waterfowling, which did include 3 inch loads. The Wingmasters back then were predominately 2 3/4. The Super Magnum designation does actually indicate chamber length, it can handle up to 3 1/2 inch loads.

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Old 03-03-2013, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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I got my 870 at Dick's last fall for $274. I got a discount from the store and a rebate from Remington. The retail at Dicks was $339, so I saved $65. It's a great gun and I love shooting it. It's also pretty easy on the eyes. In a couple months I plan on getting another one in 20 gauge so that my wife will have one too.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:38 AM
 
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Wrong, the Express takes 2 3/4 and 3" shells. The magnum takes up to 3 1/2" shells.
Here are pictures of my barrel, why don't YOU read them and tell me I'm wrong again.....

Maybe I have an older 870....?


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I was under the impression that the difference wasn't in the actual shotgun you buy, i.e. express vs. express magnum, but in the barrels. For instance, I was told that any barrels made for the 870 line will fit in any 870. As in, theoreticaly, you could take a barrel made for the Wingmaster and use it on an express or an express police model.

I think all 870 models are the same, the difference is in the barrels.
WhipperSnapper, see my pics....
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