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Author Topic: Rem 870 Compact 21" barrel or 870 Compact Jr. 18.5" barrel for my 12 yrs old nep  (Read 227 times)

Offline chestnut oak

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Which version would be best for my 12 year old nephew ?

Was wondering if the 18.5" barrel would pattern as good as the 21" barrel version ?

Anyone had experience with both ?

Offline nyhunter

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I have no experience with the 18.5" barrel but I can tell you I have 3 with 21" barrels and they all pattern awesome, with both the old Fed. HW#7's and tss. lot's of guy's on here shoot the compact 21" with amazing results that would be my choice

Offline Fieldturkey

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Yes it will pattern just as good. I have put together four with the 18.5” barrel. They will all do over 300. One consistently hits 360+ with Ronnies Hornet load

Offline chestnut oak

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Well, I bought it before I seen the two replies.

I went with the 21" .

Thanks

Offline BandedSpur

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Good choice.

Offline Gmed

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I think you will be pleased with the 21”.......

Offline LRD

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I think you made a good choice as well.  I shoot a 21" and so does my 12 year old son.