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Old 11-17-2012, 2:41 PM
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Default Field Guns: Remington 870 Express vs 887 Nitro Mag

I am looking at Turners Holiday Flyer and they have the 870 Express with a 28" barrel for for $290 after a $30 mail in rebate. They also have the 887 Nitro Mag with a 28" barrel for $350. I am considering getting one of the above as I would like to get into trap/field shooting and maybe even a little hunting. I like the 887 because it can shoot 3.5" shells and its futuristic look and ArmorLokt Coating. I know that 870 express is a proven shotgun, but I have heard that the quality of them has declined? What do you guys think about the two and owners of one or both what do you like/dislike about your toy/toys?
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Go 870.
Buddy had the 887 tactical, looked nice but nothing but feeding and firing problems.
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I am looking at Turners Holiday Flyer and they have the 870 Express with a 28" barrel for for $290 after a $30 mail in rebate. They also have the 887 Nitro Mag with a 28" barrel for $350. I am considering getting one of the above as I would like to get into trap/field shooting and maybe even a little hunting. I like the 887 because it can shoot 3.5" shells and its futuristic look and ArmorLokt Coating. I know that 870 express is a proven shotgun, but I have heard that the quality of them has declined? What do you guys think about the two and owners of one or both what do you like/dislike about your toy/toys?
I wouldn't see the need for a 3.5" chamber unless it was going to be a dedicated goose gun...otoh, there are much better 3.5" guns available for water fowl.

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Old 11-18-2012, 11:24 AM
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I will go to turner's today and handle them to see which one feels better to me.
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Old 11-18-2012, 9:19 PM
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I just dros'ed a Remington 887 Nitro Magnum, I liked it high viz sight and, the ArmorLokt coating
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