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is the 870 the best shotgun ever? i think so how about u guys?

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  • is the 870 the best shotgun ever? i think so how about u guys?

    is the 870 the best shotgun ever? i think so how about u guys?

  • #2
    Most versitile, most widley used, best inexpensive shotgun sure, but the best overall, I don't know. I know many will disagree but to me it is a very good gun made at an unbelievably low price and is an awesome value. But to me I would rather shoot a Winchester model 12 if given the option of pump guns to use. If you have never shot one of these you are truly missing out, and you understand why they can't be made at a competitive price nowadays.

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    • #3
      The 870 is a very good shotgun. As far as popularity it might just be so.

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      • #4
        I don't know Golfing Sportsman. When I reach into my gun cabinet my hands passes a lot of mighty fine weapons before landing on the old Wingmaster. Cheap or not I'd say the 870 has downed more game than the rest combined. I love it.

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        • #5
          Buckhunter, i agree with you, my 870 has killed more deer, rabbits and squirrels than all my other guns combined but when i hold it next to my grandpas old model 12 it just doesn't compare as far as quality and craftsmanship are concerned or pointability for that matter. Best overall is such a subjective way of looking at it to, mostly it comes down to opinion and personal preference.

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          • #6
            Golfing sportsman is right it is probably the gun that has killed the most game but as far as fitting me it isn't even close. My BPS and the number of others I've shot are much better balanced guns. It mostly comes down to personal preference but in my opinion the 870 isn't the best gun.

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            • #7
              I have an 870 and a winchester model 12. If I am taking a pump I am taking the model 12. Thats just my opinion. I mostly shoot semi-auto nowadays so the pumps do not get much use. The 870's sister shotgun, the 1100 is an awesome shotgun and I use mine regularly.

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              • #8
                It's hard to ever call one gun the best. But the 870 is among the best, I will say that.

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                • #9
                  The 870 is definately a great gun. The Winchester model 12 is too. If I had to pick one I would go with the 870.

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                  • #10
                    I agree with you

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                    • #11
                      I would say that the 870 is probably the most used gun, however saying that it is the best gun ever. I'm sure that there are alot of people that have a good argument that their gun is the best ever.

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                      • #12
                        The winchester model 12 set the bar for many, many years as the best pump shotgun in the world. Remington built the 870 based on the model 12.

                        The model 12 became to expensive, hence winchester began taking shortcuts and this was sacrilegious to model 12 shooters. The 870 has also underwent manufacturing shortcuts but for some reason was never labeled a sell out, and its current popularity is a test to this.

                        It if was 1962 I would purchase the model 12. The 870 of today is probably better than the model 12 was in its heyday.

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                        • #13
                          I should clarify my previous post; the 870 wingmaster is probably better than the model 12 was in its heyday. The 870 express and any of the other low end offerings don't compete.

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                          • #14
                            My old winchester model 12 is my favorite. Ive shot a few 870s but I still like the model 12 better. Thats just my opinion.

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                            • #15
                              The only difference in the wingmaster and the express is it has a prettier stock. 870's don't malfunction and I think that was the intent of this blog.

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