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Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by smoothbore, Sep 11, 2003.

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  1. smoothbore

    smoothbore Member

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    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
     
  2. riverdog

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    See the Wenig New American Style at http://www.wenig.com/
     
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    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
     
  4. Dave McCracken

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    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....
     
  5. RussB

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    Gun Parts has been selling highly figured, factory Remington trap stocks for some time now at very resonable prices.

    Link to stocks

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

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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    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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