Mossberg 535 ATS or Remington Express 870?


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45aim
March 19, 2006, 09:41 PM
Hi everybody,
What would you recommend me getting between those two shotguns, when it comes to quality, maintinance, etc?

Mossberg 535 ATS (ALL PURPOSE FIELD)
12 ga. blued finish, wood stock, 28" VR barrel with white front bead, Mod, Full and IC Accu-choke tubes., everything from light 2 3/4-inch loads to heavy 3 1/2-inch., and you can install a scope on it if you want also.
Price $235 brand new.

or

Remington Express 870 (but it says Magnum on it as well)
12 ga. non-reflective black matte metalwork and a no-frills satin finish hardwood stock and fore-end., 28" barrel, everything from light 2 3/4-inch loads to heavy 3 inch., can't install scope on it. And why it says Magnum on it if it doesn't take 3 1/2-inch. loads?
Price $235 brand new.

Which one it's my best buy here?

Thank you

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tango3065
March 19, 2006, 10:20 PM
Remington 870 your grandkids will be happy.

Fred Fuller
March 19, 2006, 10:33 PM
I'd look for an older used 870 Express, with no magazine tube dimples, an aluminum trigger plate and no j-lock safety button. If you're lucky you might get nearly as good a deal on a used Wingmaster for that matter. You'll save money over buying new and get a better gun besides, if you look prospective Cinderellas over carefully before taking one home.

lpl/nc (made a deal on a used magnum receiver Wingmaster last week- $150)

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