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smoothbore
September 11, 2003, 10:35 AM
As I read the responses to most of the questions in this forum it appears I am not alone in liking the 870. I own a 12/wingmaster and a 20 and 12 express. I want to start shooting trap again and plan to use the wingmaster. Does anybody know if someone makes a high comb stock for the 870 or am I just better off buying a trap model?? also I teach Hunter Safety and had one of the dads ask me what he should get to shoot sporting clays--any suggestions?? thanks

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riverdog
September 11, 2003, 11:40 AM
See the Wenig New American Style at http://www.wenig.com/
Wenig New American Style - Throughout our years of working with our customers, we have noticed a "general trend" in the custom stocks we build. Most shooters--Trap, Sporting Clays, Skeet, or Field--need a Monte Carlo type stock with an offset parallel comb, closer grip, and toe out. This allows the shooter to keep his/her head upright and provides for more overall stability. So, we have designed a new stock, the Wenig New American Style, that combines these features to provide the shooter with the most comfortable stock ever made. Approximate dimensions for the New American Style are 1-3/8 x 1-3/8 x 2-1/2 x 14-1/4 with a 1/4" offset comb and a 3/8" toe out (no offset at heel). This style also features a palm swell and 3" grip length from back of trigger guard. The New American Style is available for any shotgun make/model.

smoothbore
September 11, 2003, 01:54 PM
Thanks for the info. I went to the web site and you will be hearing from me. Sounds like just what I was looking for. thanks again

Dave McCracken
September 12, 2003, 06:50 AM
Getting a Wenig utility grade blank for a using 870 and carving it to fit is a nice project for the future. Their $55 blank is a good bargain for one reasonably handy with tools..

Other options include picking up an aftermarket stock with Monte Carlo comb, or getting Remington wood with M/C. The wood on my TB is gawgeous.

A Sile stock, Italian made, adorns Frankenstein, my old parts 870. It's dimensions mimic the TB's. Plain wood, but it works OK.

As for that Dad and Sporting Clays, tell him to use whatever he now has until he's shot some, then he's in a better position to choose wisely. If he has no shotguns, then building a battery starting with a Big Four pump is a good approach.

HTH....

RussB
September 12, 2003, 12:50 PM
Gun Parts (http://www.e-gunparts.com/) has been selling highly figured, factory Remington trap stocks for some time now at very resonable prices.

Link to stocks (http://www.e-gunparts.com/DisplayAd.asp?chrProductSKU=128010&chrSuperSKU=&MC=)

There are also some less-figured factory stocks there for less money. Just look around a bit. :)

riverdog
September 12, 2003, 10:43 PM
Is there a difference in forends between the standard 870 field grade and the 870TB? I ask because of the verbage at RussB's second link Forend includes an adapter sleeve for a perfect standard Model 870 fit. Remove the sleeve, and it will fit the competition trap model. Just curious.

Dave McCracken
September 13, 2003, 07:39 AM
Riverdog, the Competition Trap model they speak of here has little to do with the Letter Grade Trap and Skeet 870s.

The Letter Grades were pumps. The Competition Trap wasn't. It was a single shot shotgun based on the pumpgun with a gas system built into the mag tube to attenuate recoil.

This was Remington's Edsel. Folks wanting that much recoil reduction went with the 1100, and could still stuff more than one shell into their trap gun at need.

Some Competition Trap receivers cracked right behind the ejection port. Some parts weren't interchangeable with the standard 870s. It appears the forend is one of those.

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