16 gauge 870

General discussion about Remington 870 shotgun.
Post Reply
Okie1297
Enthusiast Shotgunner
Posts: 46
Joined: Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:26 pm
Location: Oklahoma

16 gauge 870

Post by Okie1297 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:42 pm

I’m new to shotguns in a way I’ve had a Mossberg 510 since I was 7 but never shot it much. For Christmas last year per family tradition I got a shotgun at 14. I got a 20 gauge 870 to go rabbit hunting. I plan to join the military in the marines or army and want to have a shotgun to go hunting around base. I want to buy a 12 gauge to go different kinds of hunting. I’ve always had an interest in 16 gauge and I really want to start collecting shotguns like the 870. Did they ever make a 16 gauge 870. One day I want to own both a 12 gauge and a 16 gauge along with my 20 gauge and my 410.

User avatar
Scorpion8
Mentor Shotgunner
Posts: 960
Joined: Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:17 pm
Location: SE-AK

Re: 16 gauge 870

Post by Scorpion8 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:21 pm

Welcome and hello. Yes, they made 16-ga 870's but they are pretty scarce and command much attention. 16-ga was/is an "tweener" cartridge, supposedly having the best of both 12- and 20-gauge. But the shell choices are more limited than either of those, just because the volume is so low.
Retired USN
NRA Life ; NAHC Life
Pain heals, chicks dig scars.....glory -- lasts forever!

Okie1297
Enthusiast Shotgunner
Posts: 46
Joined: Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:26 pm
Location: Oklahoma

Re: 16 gauge 870

Post by Okie1297 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:07 am

Figured that I’m actually thinking of a 16 gauge over under I like the looks of one and I just think it’s be cool. Thanks

User avatar
Scorpion8
Mentor Shotgunner
Posts: 960
Joined: Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:17 pm
Location: SE-AK

Re: 16 gauge 870

Post by Scorpion8 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:43 am

Okie1297 wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:07 am
Figured that I’m actually thinking of a 16 gauge over under I like the looks of one and I just think it’s be cool. Thanks
Brits love the 16-ga, but the following over here is still highly compartmentalized to a few. Still, I could do with one of these....

https://www.tristararms.com/firearm-sea ... h=16+gauge
Retired USN
NRA Life ; NAHC Life
Pain heals, chicks dig scars.....glory -- lasts forever!

Okie1297
Enthusiast Shotgunner
Posts: 46
Joined: Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:26 pm
Location: Oklahoma

Re: 16 gauge 870

Post by Okie1297 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:03 am

Thanks man I’ll look into that I also like the Steoger condor and cz upland but I dint think they make those in 16 gauge. I’m fine with my 870 for now it’s a potential 12 gauge option. I really want to expand my Collection and they will all be used.

User avatar
Scorpion8
Mentor Shotgunner
Posts: 960
Joined: Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:17 pm
Location: SE-AK

Re: 16 gauge 870

Post by Scorpion8 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:18 am

I had my eye on a CZ when I upgraded my trap gun from the 870. I started with a Turkish Kofs (basic $300 o/u) (https://www.kofs.com.tr/) to get the feel of it, and then finally moved to a Beretta 682 as a present when I cleaned my first 25 straight. Also spent a good amount of time looking at Franchi Instinct Sporting II (https://www.franchiusa.com/sporting-shotguns) in the mix. Since I shoot trap in a field style "aiming", I needed a field gun and the Kofs and Beretta both hit the mark.
Retired USN
NRA Life ; NAHC Life
Pain heals, chicks dig scars.....glory -- lasts forever!

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests