The Best Remington 870 Upgrades for Hunting – Updated 2020

The Best Remington 870 Upgrades for Hunting – Updated 2020

Remington 870 is the most popular pump-action shotgun in the world. It is used by police, military, special forces and regular people. They all use Rem 870 for different purposes, from door breaching to home defense and hunting. There are many variations of the Remington 870 that you can choose.

The Remington 870 is adored because of its dependability and affordability. While some hunting shotguns tend to cost upwards of one thousand dollars, you can get a Remington 870 Express shotgun for under $500.

Remington 870 is easy to customize for different purposes. A lot of people hunt with 870, so I receive a lot of questions about the best and must have upgrades for hunting shotgun.

You need to understand that there are different types of the game and you need to change chokes, ammunition and some upgrades for particular type of the game.

Although any Remington 870 could be used for hunting, the Remington 870 Wingmaster is the preferred shotgun for hunters. It is an American classic that has been manufactured by Remington for over 60 years and it still holds up strong against the modern day shotguns. You have the option of choosing between a 12, 20 and other gauges.

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Real Avid Gun Tool Pro Multi-Tool and Shotgun Micro Tool Review

Real Avid Gun Tool Pro and Shotgun Micro Tool Comparison

I received Real Avid Gun Tool Pro Multi-Tool as a gift for my Birthday. I always wanted to buy it, so I was very happy to receive it :)

This multi-tool is designed specially for guns. That is why Real Avid Gun Tool Pro is full of useful features and tools. Now I don’t need my regular multi-tool because I can disassemble, clean and reassemble my guns using the one tool.

I use it mostly for shotguns but Real Avid says that it will be handy for rifles, AR-15 platforms, revolvers and pistols.

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Remington 870 Barrels Complete Guide

Carlsons Remington 870 Shotgun Barrel

The two most common Remington 870 barrels are either the rifled barrel or the smoothbore. Rifled barrels are good for shooting sabot slugs like Premier Accutip Slug, Copper Solid Slug etc. These are the kind of barrels you would use if you are aiming to kill someone or something on a longer distance. Perhaps you want to looking to kill a big predator in the woods. These barrels help you have more stability and accuracy with your shots in order to do this kind of damage. If you are looking for a long range shotgun then rifled barrels would be your best option as well. As for smoothbore barrels, these are more suitable for rifled slugs, birdshot and buckshot. In other words, if you are looking to hunt small ducks or birds hen you would be better off using smoothbore.

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Shotgun Chokes Explained (Cylinder, Improved Cylinder, Modified, Full)

Shotgun Choke Types

What is the purpose of a choke in a shotgun?

The choke in a shotgun is designed to shape how the shot spreads after you pull the trigger. That way you can gain more accuracy with your shots as well as better range. The choke is placed in the bore of the shotgun barrel, which is at the muzzle end. There are a two ways a choke gets installed into a shotgun. The screw-in chokes, which are easily replaceable and there are also fixed chokes that integrated into the shotgun barrel so that it is a part of the bore without being replaceable. So which ones are the best to use? Both are acceptable.

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