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Remington 870 Weight

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by pendennis, Oct 9, 2007.

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  1. pendennis

    pendennis Well-Known Member

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    I regularly shoot a Perazzi MT-6 for trap, and occationally my BT-99 Plus. As a project, I took my Remington 870, put on an adjustable stock, and had the 30" barrel fitted for Briley chokes (why the chokes are not Remchokes is a long story).

    As you can imagine, the 870 is really light-weight compared to the Perazzi and Browning. I'm considering adding stock and/or magazine tube recoil reducers to add some weight. Any recommendations, emotional outbursts, etc.?

    Thanks in advance.

    Best,
    Dennis
     
  2. Sam (ATA Noobie)

    Sam (ATA Noobie) Member

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    Cheapo way to do it is pretty simple.

    Take a spent hull or two, fill 'em with shot, crimp it, and clide it up into the mag tube. Can be a pain without a magazine cutoff switch.

    Same deal with the stock, or just skip the hull and fill it with shot.
     
  3. algebra1

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    I used some old spark plug socketts I had lying around filled them with lead shot and taped up the ends.Took out the plug and spring slid into the tube and replaced the spring.Tube will hold up to 3 socketts which can add quite a bit of weight.
     
  4. Dynokick189

    Dynokick189 TS Member

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    If you've seen the mercury recoil reducers that are placed in the unused chamber of an O/U, buy it and put it in the magazine tube - but put it in the FRONT. Cautiously remove the front spring keeper and slide the reducer(orient as you would if it were a shell)in over the spring, then replace the keeper. This puts a bit of weight out front and also does reduce recoil.

    I set up a field 870 for turkey hunting this way, and it really works well. Also reduces mag capacity for waterfowling.

    You can also put one of those under-barrel, clamp-on mercury reducers in an 1100 or 11-87 20 guage (perfect size). Again, make sure you orient the reducer properly (I've seen lots of these suspended backwards under barrels).

    Good luck,

    Mike
     
  5. jimbob

    jimbob TS Member

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    There's a guy on E-bay selling screw on cap weights.
     
  6. Sam (ATA Noobie)

    Sam (ATA Noobie) Member

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    The problem is that these guns are barrel heavy to begin with. I like my gun to balance on the receiver, so adding weight to the buttstock was the only logical option.
     
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