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Rem 870 Comp (Pleasant Surprize)

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by coconutjoy, Jul 1, 2012.

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  1. coconutjoy

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    Shot my 870 Comp for the first time,it was amazing how it broke targets.Without trying to be over dramatic,I have owned K-80 AND P Guns and this gun broke targets as well or if not better than these two.Am I accurate in saying this?Any comments would be great.
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    "If it fits, you must commit."---Johnnie Shotgun.
  3. short shucker

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    Even Neil Winston agrees that the 870 Comps have some of the finest patterning barrels he's ever tested. I know the barrels were all hand worked at the factory and tuned for maximum performance.


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  4. AveragEd

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    Now you know why they command the prices they do. And they aren't making any new ones...

    Ed
  5. OldGoat

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    Since 870 Comps are hard to find in desirable condition at a reasonable price (..I know, I know, the market "sets" the price...) is a nice 1100 with a wire shell catcher a good alternative? I shoulda bought the 870 Comp I found at the local Cabelas a few years ago for $500. Also, are parts available if I do find one? Meanwhile, got my eye on a good TM-1 "project gun". Just asking... Best Regards, Ed
  6. bkt514

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    Out of Curiosity is the 870 Competition Gun still available to purchase new??
  7. coconutjoy

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    What do they perform like from long yardage?
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    OldGoat.... Parts, especially piston parts, are nearly non-existant. The most common part required, the "O" ring, cannot be found anywhere. Hardware store "O" rings wear out easily after just a few rounds, and the higher quality commercial "O" rings are no better. I tried them all and none were as durable as the OEM rings. If parts were still available, I would still be shooting the two I owned......

    bkt514: No, the 870 Comp is no longer available from Remington....

    coconutjoy: The 870 Comp has what is probably the finest, factory produced, long yardage barrel ever, period. For this reason, the 870 Comp has been a strong contender in the meat shoot, Annie Oakley, protector, arenea for many years. There is nothing, in my opinion, that could possibly be done to a factory 870 Comp barrel that will improve it......

    Just my experience.... Dan Thome (Trap2)
  9. short shucker

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    I will second what Trap2 said about the long range performance of these guns. They will break targets with authority, not vaporize, at over 100 yards distance using 1 1/8 oz loads.

    I'm not even sure if the lengendary Tom Wilkinson could tune those barrels in any better.
  10. Crunch

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    I shot a 25 with my Comp tonight. It is nice to know that if I don't get on the target right away, I still have plenty of pattern after I do find the target. Crunch
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    I owned one briefly some years back. Was LNIB and had nicely figured walnut stock. Pattern was terrific. I shot it well, but I am my own worst enemy. I traded it shortly for another trap gun. Can't even remember what I traded it for, but I certainly remember letting it go and have regretted it ever since. Wish I had it back.
  12. AveragEd

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    Actually, while the triggers are interchangable with other 870s, Comp triggers were hand-tuned and marked with the technician's ID number.

    Ed
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