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Offline Dan-o

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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2017, 07:50:36 PM »
I used to shoot an 870 Express.  It was pretty reliable most of the time provided you didn't need a second shot.

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They did have a QC issue that caused jams, but if you fixed it once (easy fix) you are good to go.
My 3 sons all have the 870 magnum, and they are great.......   once you smooth out the machining marks in the breech.   I know you shouldn't need to work on a new gun, but it's an easy fix.

I did all the fixes I could find online or think of, new extractor, lube, clean, adjust, replace this and that, file this burr, sand this spot, polish here.  When I shot a few clay targets in the woods on occasion, it was flawless.  Once I started hunting ducks, it lasted about one season and then bad news.  Failure to load, failure to eject, stove pipe, completely jam up after the shot so I have to slam it on the ground just to get it to cycle, I think I have seen every malfunction a shotgun is capable of throwing.  I disassemble it all the way down, clean, lube, reassemble and it's good for about 3 shots until it starts up again.

I bought it new in about 1999 and it was treated like a princess.  The one I have just wasn't made to be a PNW hunting gun, it's like it just wore out after a season.

My son refers to it as the Jamington 870 and laughs every time I pull it out.

That said, with my shooting accuracy it did save quite a bit on ammo.

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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2017, 08:01:53 PM »
I love my old Wingmaster, but only shooting 3/4  inch shells and having a fixed full choke barrel can be challenging.  I'd also prefer not to take it out in the salt.

I also shoot a Nova, but had problems with the trigger jamming on recoil. I had to sand the back corner of a plastic piece in there to get it to quit doing that.  The only other complaint I have with it is it rattles when on a sling turkey hunting, which is very annoying, to me, not the turkeys apparently.

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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2017, 08:31:47 PM »
Retired the nova at the end of last season after waterfowl and turkey hunting every year for 14 years straight. Hard to beat in my opinion!

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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2017, 09:06:40 PM »
MOSSBERG 500 for all kindsa shotgun hunts !!!

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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2017, 09:45:43 PM »
Super nova
Shoots strait, never fails, feels great shouldered, it's one of the best guns I have ever owned. My personal favorite gun to shoot.  :tup:
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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2017, 10:24:36 PM »
I have a maverick 88 (Mossberg 500) in 12 gauge and a Mossberg 500 20 gauge. Never had a jam. I shoot 3 in magnum steel, the ducks I've shot at seem to suck it up like it's nothing. I'm planning to switch to hevi-x and see if that helps.

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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2017, 10:25:57 PM »
wingmaster with 3 barrels, each a different choke, no screw in chokes.



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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2017, 10:27:07 PM »
870 Express, never had a need for anything else.
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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2017, 10:39:43 PM »
Mossberg 835great gun for. South paw.  I want an auto loader but there bernelli My for 1300 has kept me with a oh friendly pump.

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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2017, 10:50:32 PM »
Remington 887 and I would not recommend it LOL

Go with an SXP or Nova.

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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2017, 10:55:07 PM »
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Remington 887 and I would not recommend it LOL

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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2017, 12:09:11 AM »
Browning BPS for 30+ years and counting.  Never jammed.  Seriously, never.  Just a great gun.
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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2017, 03:18:36 AM »
Ithaca 37

JB Wood called it the finest pump shotgun ever designed

I have them in 20, 12, 3" 12, Ultra-Featherweight (aluminum frame), and Deerslayer & Deerslayer II models

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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2017, 05:52:13 AM »
Browning BPS, love it...

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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2017, 07:46:22 AM »
Super nova.

 

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