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870 Barrel Question

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Mike K P, Feb 29, 2008.

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  1. Mike K P

    Mike K P Member

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    Can someone please tell me the approximate years thet Remington made the 870 step rib big bore barrels? Without measuring it can I assume if it is a step rib and a fixed full choke that it's a big bore? If not are these fixed chokes as good? Thanks, Mike Pracht.
     
  2. School Teacher

    School Teacher Well-Known Member

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    I bought an 870 TC with a step rib big bore barrel in 1987.

    The 11/87, which came out the same year, had a similar barrel. I bought one of those also.

    The early 870 TC Trap and 11/87 Premier Trap guns had very nice wood.

    I am not sure how long Remington made these barrels. They were around for several years and then the light contour barrel replaced it.


    Ed Ward
     
  3. 333t

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    The fixed full chokes on Remington 870 Trap barrels are excellent shooters, step rib or low rib.

    A good general rule of thumb to check the step-rib barrels is the old dime test. A full choked overbored 870 barrel will let the dime pass through the muzzle. (choke measures .705 - .708)

    A full choked standard bore 870 barrel will not let the dime enter the muzzle. (choke measures .690 - .695)

    Not sure of the years these were manufactured.

    Phil
     
  4. B.C.

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    cal this # 800-243-9700 rem info, hope this helps, B.C.
     
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