OG shop member gallery
OldGobbler
          bullet Forum Board      bullet Pushpin Turkey Call Blog      bullet Advertising Info     

OG Gear Store

Sum Toy
Dave Smith
Wood Haven
North Mountain Gear
North Mountain Gear
DC Cattle Ranch






Author Topic: Remington 870  (Read 7346 times)

Offline WildTigerTrout

  • Longbeard
  • ****
  • Posts: 1182
  • "Big Woods" NC Pennsylvania Public Land Boss
Re: Remington 870
« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2021, 11:13:18 PM »
I bought a Remington 870 Express( Synthetic Black Stock, Matte Finish)3.5" Super Mag. years ago.  It has been a fine reliable turkey taker over the years.  It loves the old Remington Straight Rifled Turkey Choke tube and the vintage Federal Premium 3.5" 2 1/4 oz. #4 shot turkey loads I have stashed away to use in it.  It's a real THUMPER!  I killed one nice gobbler with it years ago and he died so quick he fell straight down and never moved a muscle, not a twitch, nothing! Did not even disturb the leaves he was standing on.  Only bird I ever killed that did that!
Deer see you and think you are a stump. The Old Gobbler sees a stump and thinks it is YOU!

Offline PNWturkey

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 61
Re: Remington 870
« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2021, 08:54:44 PM »
My dad bought me a used 870 Wingmaster almost 40 years ago and it is the only shotgun I have ever owned!

2 3/4 chamber and original barrel didn't have choke tubes.  Years ago I upgraded to a choked barrel which can handle 3" shells and I now use it as a single-shot turkey gun for 3" shells (doesn't eject 3" properly due to placement of ejection spring).

Can't go wrong with a Wingmaster!  It will outlast your lifetime if you keep it clean and oiled...

Offline Turkeyman

  • The Boss Gobbler
  • ****
  • Posts: 550
Re: Remington 870
« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2021, 04:10:33 PM »
I've got an 870 Wingmaster bought around 1970 or so. It has killed more than a few turkeys. I have a 30" full choke barrel and a 20" slug barrel. I had the slug barrel drilled and tapped for screw-in chokes...Briley. Although I no longer use it for turkey hunting I would have no hesitation to do so.

Offline West Augusta

  • Long Spur Gobbler
  • ******
  • Posts: 5590
  • West By God Virginia
Re: Remington 870
« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2022, 09:40:02 PM »

Until you have a shotgun with Wingmaster stamped on the reciever you will not know what the 870 was meant to be. The Express models will suffice ...but so will a ugly fat women.

 :TooFunny: :TooFunny: :TooFunny:
No trees were hurt in the sending of this message, however a large number of electrons were highly inconvenienced.

Online bobk

  • 2021 SITE SUPPORTER
  • The Boss Gobbler
  • ********
  • Posts: 928
Re: Remington 870
« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2022, 08:46:53 AM »
I hunted a 870 Wingmaster , 30"  fixed full choke for approximately 30 years. Had a bunch of success with that gun.

Offline Tom007

  • 2021 SITE SUPPORTER
  • Limbhanger
  • ********
  • Posts: 4421
  • “ Big Woods Runner-Gunner”
Re: Remington 870
« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2022, 02:11:15 PM »
The early 90s Bottomland/Greenleaf Models IMO are right there with the Wingmasters. When you compare components and feel, the are both built like tanks. I get why the Wingmaster is considered the best of the best, but I have no problems with those early special purpose models. I think the quality changed with the onset of the Express model. I only wish they would bring the old ones back…..
Tombo

Offline West Augusta

  • Long Spur Gobbler
  • ******
  • Posts: 5590
  • West By God Virginia
Re: Remington 870
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2022, 04:03:22 PM »
I have four 870's.  Two express models which are my main turkey guns,  my 20 gauge 870 WingMaster that I bought when I was seventeen back in the 70's and my Uncle Don's 16 gauge that he bought in 1958.  That 16 gauge is the smoothest action I've ever held.  The other 3 are just not the same.   That 16 gauge has also had a few cases of shells run through it.  My 20 WingMaster was my only gun for many years and had a lot of shells run through it also but it's not near the gun that the 16 is.  The 12 SuperMag and the 20 are great turkey hammers but the action is rough by comparison.
No trees were hurt in the sending of this message, however a large number of electrons were highly inconvenienced.

Offline Bowguy

  • Limbhanger
  • ******
  • Posts: 4213
Re: Remington 870
« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2022, 07:16:20 PM »
The new Remingtons might work ok but are a little rough and not close to as smooth as the old wingmasters. Until someone works one it’s hard to understand. Imo the express models started the company going the a negative direction. I haven’t bought a Remington of any sort in over 20 years now, the last one was a 28 ga Wingmaster I bought for my daughter when she was a year old.