870 Express used for Clays

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RainMan_JH
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870 Express used for Clays

Post by RainMan_JH » Mon May 07, 2012 2:07 am

I posted pictures of my 870 when I first joined this site, but thought I would add a few more since adding some new pieces to it. What I have done so far:
  • Boyds Sterling Thumbhole stock with matching Fore end.
    Polished the Chamber.
    Replaced the bolt with a chrome one from a Wingmaster.
    S&J Acid Green no jam follower.
    Carlsons Extended Clay Choke.
I think I may polish the feed ramp as well, but am not sure about that just yet. I am almost done customizing my 870 so I guess that means I need to go out and buy another one so I can do it all over again! ;)

So I know I have seen a lot of pictures of guns for home defense and they are very cool, but I would like to see some pictures of your Clay or Hunting 870.
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Re: 870 Express used for Clays

Post by Vitaly » Mon May 07, 2012 6:52 am

RainMan_JH, very nice shotgun! The stock and shiny bolt look great!
http://www.Rem870.com - Blog about the Remington 870 Shotgun

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Re: 870 Express used for Clays

Post by Jay Dubya » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:05 am

Very nice job. The last few years I have been a bench-rest shooter. So I am used to seeing beautiful custom rifles. But now that I am retired. I have more time to get out. So today I pickup my new 870 shotgun. Looking forward to a whole new hobby.
It's great to see guys take pride in ownership.

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Re: 870 Express used for Clays

Post by nsutherl » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:11 am

Looks good!

I've taken my new (to me) '84 Wingmaster out to smash some clays the last couple weekends. The thing is awesome!

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Re: 870 Express used for Clays

Post by Synchronizor » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:19 am

Some very handsome guns in this thread.

For clays, I just put my 28" vent-rib barrel on my receiver with my police stock. I'll put on my +3 extension when I'm just screwing around, or leave it off for more formal club/competition settings where I'm only loading one or two shells at a time. For chokes, I use the basic flush Remington choke tubes; I don't shoot seriously enough to warrant shelling out for really high-end tubes.
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I wouldn't mind finding a thumbhole stock like RainMan_JH's someday, but since I have large-ish hands, a lot of thumbhole/pistol-grip stocks put my trigger finger too far forward.

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