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Question by basketfootball89. Uploaded on January 24, 2010
I'd look into that..
Interesting article...I guess I got lucky..Mine hits where I point it..The action was tight out of the box 20 practice rounds later lossened up no problem actually very smooth...as fire as the "accidental discharge" I obviously havn't had that happen and I know that I us mine alot..countless days waterfowl, pheasant and smallgame hunting and yesterday a round of clays...I like mine alot so I cannot agree with the article but wakemen probably didn't make that stuff up...BTW i have seen alot of forums with people passing judgement and do not own one themselves..And in the Wakemen article...Bass Pro will let you return a firearm? Wow I didn't know anyone who did that thought their were federal laws against this so whats up with that
thanks guys, i already have an 870 and love it so i think i might just get another one that can shoot the 3.5"s
^ I do not, and won't pretend to have any experience handling or shooting one, and don't know anyone personally who has. Every company has their issues, even big ones. I am sure that if they had production issues, they would have straightened them out as they are a large and well reputed company. I simply wanted to post that article here because I read it and if I was looking at a gun, I'd like to know everything about it.
I have a Benelli Nova, which is pretty similar.
Only thing I would recommend is a Limbsaver recoil pad, my Nova came with a hard rubber pad, and it kicked like a mule.
Nolan..My 887 came with a great recoil pad and doesn't kick that hard at all....had to go there lol but even trade off you got 3 choke tubes with the benneli i got one (already have a bunch is ok) seriously though I looke long and hard at the Nova also it is a great shotgun I just preferred the fit of the 887 better...Your'e right at some point or another most gun makers have had problems and have had to do recalls etc....I appreciate the article because just in case there truly are firing pin problems I won;t be surprised (I have great muzzle awareness as we all should) I wonder how well these people cleaned their new 887 before shooting it sometimes that packing grease or whatever they use can harden and a typical result after firing heating and cooling is hardening of the grease and usually in the firing pin area
What Henst has said is good, and if you already have an 870 you like.. you already know Rem has good stuff. Buy whatever fits you best for the best price. My Nova was $200 off, which is the main reason I bought it.
I think a downside to the one piece Stock/Reciever design is the inability to change your stock. Not a huge factor, but I wouldn't hate a pistol grip for turkey.
Are you sure you want to shoot 3 1/2" shells? The added performance of shooting steel in a 3 1/2" shell vs. a high performance heavy shot 3" shell is questionable at best.
My position is to make sure ducks/geese are well within range rather than skybusting. It has been estimated that Canada and the USA add up to 3 1/2 million waterfowl lost every season because of steel shot resulting in waterfowl flying off and dying later. I bought a Benelli Nova just because it took 3 1/2" shells, and now will not shoot the 3 1/2' because of added cost, a lot of added kick, and negligible performance gained.
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