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Remington 870 Marine Magnum

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by scorpionjcd, Jan 19, 2008.

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  1. scorpionjcd

    scorpionjcd Member

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    I really want this but I have questions.

    How many yards can they shoot up to?

    Can they shoot slugs?

    Could they actually kill a deer like the regular 870?

    I read on a different thread that they are only $300.00 but when I priced one it is $625.00 is that too much for one?
     
  2. Regolith

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    1. Depends on what ammunition you use. For buckshot, keep it under 30 or so. Slugs extend your range out to 100 yards or so.

    2. Yes, rifled slugs. Sabots will not be spun due to lack of rifling, so they won't be accurate out of it.

    3. Yes

    4. I've never priced one out, so I can't say. $300 is way to cheap for a new one, though (that's the price for a new Express).
     
  3. scorpionjcd

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    cool. Thanks for the info.
     
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  5. scorpionjcd

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    Is their also some upgrades I can do for it later on? things such as scope, flashlight, shell saddle?
     
  6. Fred Fuller

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    1) It's still an 870. Anything that will fit any otherwise-finished standard 870 will fit an 870MM.

    2) Gonna carry it on a boat in salt water? Humid wet sloppy environment? No? Then why pay for a MARINE (to me that implies salt water, i.e., ocean) Magnum 870 when you can get a good used old model Express gun for $200 or less, or a good used Wingmaster (maybe not a Magnum though) for $300 or less? Might even find a trade-in 870P for that much. Just asking, understand, not saying the 870 MM isn't a good gun (though these days I'd have more confidence in older 870s, given QC at Remington lately). IOW, is "want" versus "NEED" really worth $3-400 to you? That much money will buy a good bit of ammo, accessories etc...

    3) But it's still your money, your call.

    lpl/nc
     
  7. scorpionjcd

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    I like this gun beacuse it is short, pump faster, and rust resistant, and it dont have the blued finish.
     
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    If you decide you want to add a side-saddle to it then you're going to have to replace the foreend with something like a speedfeed. The cost of the foreend isn't too bad . .you'll probably spend more on the wrench to do the job.

    Regards,
    Dave
     
  9. OregonJohnny

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    I own an 870 Marine and it is one of my favorite guns in my collection. It will eat anything from 2 3/4 inch birdshot up to 3" Magnum buckshot and slugs. It not only looks great with the nickel finish, but I never have to worry about it rusting if I'm stuck out in the wilderness in the rain or something. Remington 870s are indestructable and inexpensive. Mine was a gift, but I believe it was around $550. You can also buy a 26" or 28" Remington 870 Express barrel and use it for hunting. I might do this for my next South Dakota pheasant hunt. Great gun, decent price, goes "bang" every time, won't rust, looks great, and it's very versitile. I recommend it.
     
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    I don't care if Marine is on the durn gun- these can't swim, heck they can't even dawg paddle!

    Trust me.

    870 Marine and teaching one to swim using the sink-or-swim method, they sink...I even gave them more attempts to learn...gurgle, bubbles gurgle...
     
  11. Steve C

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    Note that the answer given by Regolith indicates effective range, IE a range that the rounds could be expected to hit where aimed and be reliably effective. This IS NOT MAXIMUM RANGE. Buckshot will reach perhaps 1/2 a mile and is still lethal, slugs may go 3/4 of mile and would still kill at that range.
     
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