New shotgunners don’t like the heavy recoil of the 12 gauge Remington 870. This is understandable because nobody likes coming home with black and blue shoulder. You will get used to the recoil with time and ammo spent but there is inexpensive solution to make life of new Remington 870 shotgun owners easier.

Standard Remington 870 buttpad is a hard rubber recoil pad which works well but can be replaced with one of the aftermarket recoil pads. Let’s talk about the available replacement buttpads and find the best one.

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I couldn’t find info about Remington 870 recoil pad screw size and type, so I had to contact Remington.
Here is information:

1″ long , # 2 phillips wood screw, you can find the screw at any local hardware store

Maybe it will be useful for other Remington 870 owners.

Here is the list of the most affordable yet really important upgrades for your Remington 870 shotgun.

1. Carrier Latch Spring ($4.84)

Carrier elevates the shell and it will be held there until the bolt can push it into the chamber. Carrier dog spring upgrade upgrade ensures positive feeding when using heavier rounds.

Carrier dog spring upgrade is very simple. It is as important as extractor replacement. Many custom Remington 870 shotguns have better carrier dog spring.

You can get heavier carrier dog spring for just $4.84 here:

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Magpul MOE Buttstock for AR-15/M16 is one of the best buttstocks available on the market. It is simple, it is high-quality and tested by thousands of shooters around the world. And the best thing that it is affordable.

Most people use them on AR-15/M16 rifles, I use it on my AK-47 with VLTOR adapter.

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