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Question on Remington 870 Police

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Slater, Nov 2, 2012.

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  1. Slater

    Slater Member

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    I see that Remington still offers walnut stocks and forends on the 870P series. Aside from pure looks (and maybe nostalgia), does the walnut offer any advantages over the synthetic stock?
     
  2. Hunterdad

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    There's no real advantage. Its just personal preference.
     
  3. 2zulu1

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    One of the advantages of wood stocks over black synthetic stocks is if you spend time outside under the hot Arizona sun; wood is more comfortable on the hands and cheek. :)
     
  4. M-Cameron

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    Wood is also easier to shape to get a better gun fit.
     
  5. LeonCarr

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    Wood is also heavier which helps with recoil control with a short barreled shotgun.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
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    Wood can be worked: length, shape and finish.

    IMHO it is easier to sell a gun with a wood stock.
     
  7. Tony_the_tiger

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    The synthetic stock on my 870 broke the first time I shot the firearm.

    I replaced it with a walnut stock and forend as seen on the P series.

    The plastic is hollow. The wood is solid.

    The wood is also warmer to the touch and looks nicer.
     
  8. btg3

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    Ever notice that the forends for the police 870 are shorter than for the field guns? My arms are toward the short side (32" sleeve) and I tend to grip the forend toward the back. So I prefer the added length of the field forend -- to avoid getting bit on the heel of my hand when cycling the action.

    Sure, I could reduce the stock length, but the field forend takes care of the problem and I've shot this length of pull on Remington's for 40+ years.
     
  9. 78tsubaki

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    I prefer Speedfeed 2 stocks on my 870 Ps.
     
  10. btg3

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    Are you set on the 870P? I think you had also considered the 870HD. My choice was a used wingmaster with an 18" barrel -- not available in black plastic. And I have the Express as well.
     
  11. Drail

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    Because one size butt stock will not fit everyone people have a need to cut down the factory stocks if it is a little too long. With a wood stock it's pretty easy to do. With a molded plastic stock it is usually not possible. And if a swift butt stroke is called for I would much rather have a solid piece of walnut than a lightweight piece of molded plastic.
     
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