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Mainer870

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I have my new 870 Express HD (?) model, 6 round 18" bead on pedestal parkerized blaster. Synthetic ribbed police-style forend and I changed out the rear to a AR-style Magpul SL-K stock and A2 pistol grip. Factory WAYY to long for this guy. It has a Light Mount Technologies mag mount and Surefire G2X. Tacstar 6 round saddle and stock adapter (aluminum not plastic). I'd like to swap the sight out for a red Carlson fiber optic but after polishing the OE it's "ok" for now. Is there anything else that really needs to be done (aside from lots of shooting) to keep her running ?

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00 buck.   870's love it and thugs hate it.  
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00 buck.   870's love it and thugs hate it.  


Haha! Love it... JD Wisdom...
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BruceR

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As always JD speaks truth. Put a few hundred rounds of target loads thru it then get some low-recoil LE 00 buck shells(I like Federal or Remington)and pray you never have to use them on some knucklehead.(for some reason the 8 pellet rounds always seem to be a little cheaper than the 9's, don't know why)
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Mainer870

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Thanks Guys she's currently stoked with Hornady TAP LE OO Buckshot and some Winchester XPD in the saddle JIC. I need to get some low recoil 00 for break in, shoulder not what it was 20 years ago.
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BruceR

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Don't need 00 for breaking it in, unless you're into pain. Just use target/bird loads(a lot cheaper) and work them thru it. Hit the action bars with a drop of oil once in a while and you're good to go.
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Mainer870

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Just bought some Winchester black box extra-light target ammo. $9 for 25 rounds not too shabby, .36/round a lot cheaper than buckshot. 
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BruceR

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We've got a sporting goods chain here in The People's Republic of California called Big 5. They have 100 round boxes of Estate 7-1/2 shot bird/target loads on sale for $27 once in a while. They're dirty but have never had one misfire.
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Mainer870

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Now that's cheap !! Hopefully this stuff is clean-ish and mild. I'm probably going to start shooting off my TAP which is pretty old and try some Federal Low Recoil 00 Buckshot next. TAP is getting harder to find unfortunately...
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