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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Remington 870 in Greece (Sights, Scope Mount, Swivel Stud, Swivels)

Remington 870 in Greece (Sights, Scope Mount, Swivel Stud, Swivels)

Remington 870 in Greece (Sights, Scope Mount, Swivel Stud, Swivels,

Received very interesting letter from Greece. Owner of the Remington 870 shares his experience and photos.

Theodore, thank you very much for the very interesting information!

From Theodore:

Here in Greece it is only permitted to own smooth bored shotguns and they are mainly used for hunting. Red-dot scopes also require special permits (which I have) and are only issued to registered marksmen and only for use on a shooting range. You are not allowed to hunt with ANY type of scope enhancements. I only fire my gun at the range and 99% of the time I shoot slugs.

Remington Model 870™ Express® Deer Gun

Remington Model 870™ Express® Deer Gun

12 Gauge, 4 Mag. Cap., 20″ Fixed Improved Cylinder Barrel. (SKU 25565). This is one of the best smooth bored slug hunting guns one can buy for use with rifled foster or brenneke type slug. It can also be used with all types of shot. It is not very effective with sabot slugs. Sabot slugs should only be used with the rifled barrel version of this gun and are a little more accurate and effective to approx 150yrds, but it not as versatile. The IC smooth bore is extremely effective and accurate up to 100 yrds with all types of foster or brenneke slugs – it is not at all brand specific and grouping is always very tight. It is as accurate as my 6MOA red dot sight allows me to be. After all most shots extend max to 50-75yrds allowing respective accuracy of approx 3-4MOA at that range. I have zeroed my gun at 75yrds.

Nikon Monarch Dot Sights

Nikon Monarch Dot Sights
Nikon Monarch Dot Sights
Nikon Monarch Dot Sights
Nikon Monarch Dot Sights

30mm objective diameter with fixed 6 MOA dot size & 12 position dot intensity adjustment. Parallax setting 50 yds, 1 click = 1 MOA @100yds, Field of View @100 yds = 47.2 feet at 3” eyerelief, Nitrogen flushed & waterproof. (SKU 6606: Black Matte). This is NOT the VSD version – which is probably better as I would have preferred a 3MOA dot. Regardless, quality is superb, field of view is massive, the dot does not bleed, and light enhancement is unbelievable.

Remington Shotgun Saddle Scope Mount

X-Ring accuracy, precision matched highest grade aircraft aluminum (SKU 19440). If you need to fit this accessory I would not look anywhere else other than Remington. Fit, quality, finish is phenomenal. It also comes with a Lifetime warrantee.

Remington Universal Magazine Cap w/ Swivel Stud (SKU 19462)

The Deer gun does not come with any swivels for sling attachment. This is a great quality product, but the strange thing is that the replacement magazine cap is actually a much heavier duty and better quality cap than the original.

Remington Quick Adjusting 1,25” Sling with easy-attach swivels and thumb loop. (SKU 18641)

Good quality and practical piece of equipment. Well displayed brand name “Remington” which really adds oomph!! to the gun.

Planned next upgrades – SuperCell™ Recoil Pad. (SKU 19471). The reason is the gun kicks like a mule with slugs.

Remington Model 870™ Express® Deer Gun
Remington Model 870™ Express® Deer Gun

Theodore, thanks again for the interesting information and photos. Very nice shotgun!

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