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What is a simple way to add weight to 870?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bodybuilder, Jul 26, 2011.

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  1. bodybuilder

    bodybuilder TS Member

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    I have an 870 tc made in 1991 that shoots great but also kicks hard is there an easy way to add some weight?? Thanks
     
  2. ML

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    Put a mercury recoil reducer in the magazine tube. They make one just for this purpose. 8 OZ.

    Regards

    M.L.
     
  3. bodybuilder

    bodybuilder TS Member

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    Where do I get one?
     
  4. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Click above and find the one that fits.
     
  5. NJ ExPat

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    Remove the recoil pad and fill the stock with quarters. Shot one for several years with about $8 in change inside it... Can also put metal bar/lead in the magazine. Trick is to get it somewhat balanced. Regardless, its an 870.. there is still going to be recoil!
     
  6. OK_Shooter

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    Remove the recoil pad and fill the stock with lead shot. It made quite a difference on mine. The only consideration is 7 1/2 or 8's...

    Phil
     
  7. boomer

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    Get rid of the stock pad if you have not already. Try the new Pachmayr Trap pad or other softer pad!
     
  8. 870

    870 Well-Known Member

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    I don't need to gain any more weight, thanks!
     
  9. Richard Chapman

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    Fill the butt with lead shot, add a piece of iron or lead rod approx 5/8 or larger to the magazine tube.
     
  10. Pull & Mark

    Pull & Mark Well-Known Member

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    I added a mercury weight inside the stock (11 oz), but found the gun abit to stock heavy and added a 6 oz. weight onto the barrel screw cap!!! This rebalenced the gun so the center point was very close as it came from the factory. I really like the set up, and recommend it to anyone who wants less recoil out of their wingmaster as well. Break-em all. Jeff
     
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    1/2" pice of PVC filled with lead shot. Install it in the stock or the magazine tube or both.
     
  12. 1oldtimer

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    When I shot 870's years back,I put an Edwards recoil reducer in them. Worked for me. Clyde
     
  13. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Loose lead shot in the stock bolt hole will, eventually, split your stock.
     
  14. joe kuhn

    joe kuhn Furry Lives Matter TS Supporters

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    I could make you one of these. Measure the diameter of the stock bolt hole and the length and send me a personal message or email me a joemkuhn at gmail dot net. If you have a hack saw and a vice, you can make it fit darn near perfectly. A similar piece in the mag tube will preserve balance, but you might like just one. Try it first. The cap on the bottom comes off after cooling. I need to pour again soon for myself.


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  15. alfermann66

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    I shoot an 870TB on Annies from 35 to 50 yds behind the trap with only a TrapDude rocker pad, no weights, no reducers and a 1 3/8 oz. buffered 4 load. Averaging 100-125 rounds per night. Put a Boyd thumbhole stock on (see URL) and if it still recoils too much, perhaps you should consider Tiddly-Winks.

    Buz
     
  16. School Teacher

    School Teacher Well-Known Member

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    I put a Staub 6 oz. mercury recoil reducer in the butt stock. An Edwards mercury recoil reducer will also work. The over bored barrel seems to me to moderate recoil. I shoot either a 1 oz. load at 1150 fps or a 1 1/8 oz. load at 1125 fps and recoil does not seem to bother me.

    For games, I shoot 1 1/4 oz at 1250 fps using Herco and the recoil is noticable but not excessive.

    Ed Ward
     
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