Question on 870

A discussion about Turkey guns, rifles, black powder, handguns, chokes, cleaning, and accessories.
Post Reply
PreacherRitchie
Posts: 205
Joined: February 20th, 2013, 9:46 am

Question on 870

Post by PreacherRitchie » June 5th, 2014, 10:05 pm

Have a buddy that has a 20 year old 870 20 guage youth model that has never been shot still in box .... He wants 300.00 for it .... Is this on par or should I pass .... I will have to buy new stock for it because of the youth stock on it l.. Thanks brothers

d.winsor
Posts: 20
Joined: February 14th, 2014, 12:58 am

Re: Question on 870

Post by d.winsor » June 5th, 2014, 10:10 pm

How much are you expecting to pay for a stock. Bass Pro has a youth 20 ga blued for 329.99. Cheaper than dirt has one for 338.00. Looks like a youth stock is about 80.00, don't know how much a full size stock would run, I guess you could figure roughly the same or more as the youth stock.

Bass Pro wants $329.00 for an 870 express 20 gauge, full size stock for $329.00

With a little more checking you could probably find it cheaper. If it were me I would have to talk the guy down or let it slide. JMO

Spurcollecta
Posts: 157
Joined: November 30th, 2012, 8:48 am

Re: Question on 870

Post by Spurcollecta » June 5th, 2014, 10:28 pm

I'd definitely give it a look. Those older 870's are just better made than the newer ones, IMO

User avatar
compturkeyhunter
Posts: 80
Joined: April 28th, 2013, 10:45 am

Question on 870

Post by compturkeyhunter » June 5th, 2014, 11:04 pm

+100 on what spurcollecta said!!!!!

User avatar
Reloader
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 1356
Joined: April 19th, 2012, 11:55 am

Question on 870

Post by Reloader » June 5th, 2014, 11:23 pm

$300 is not bad at all.

User avatar
Johndoe
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 3493
Joined: June 22nd, 2012, 8:50 am
Location: Tallahassee Fl

Re: Question on 870

Post by Johndoe » June 6th, 2014, 4:29 am

Walmart has them here for $307, full size, laminate stocks. The barrel is too long or I would buy one. I wanna build one for BIL. I would try to get him down a bit but would most likely buy it.
Image

There are no numbers on any of my clocks below 8. Then all of a sudden, 2 days before turkey season they appear. Then right after the season they disappear.
What's up with that

PreacherRitchie
Posts: 205
Joined: February 20th, 2013, 9:46 am

Re: Question on 870

Post by PreacherRitchie » June 6th, 2014, 5:46 am

Thanks guys ....I tried talking him down but he is dead set on 300 .... It def is made better than the new ones I would say .... I will report back if I get it

User avatar
Shooter
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 5426
Joined: April 19th, 2012, 12:29 pm
Location: Deep South, Middle, TN

Re: Question on 870

Post by Shooter » June 6th, 2014, 6:40 am

If you're planning on using it as a turkey gun, I'd just get used to the gun as is. I love a compact gun for that anyway!

User avatar
Spuriosity
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 2435
Joined: April 23rd, 2012, 9:12 pm
Location: Western North Carolina

Re: Question on 870

Post by Spuriosity » June 6th, 2014, 7:15 am

I'd buy the older gun and put a Limbsaver slip on recoil pad to extend the LOP on the youth stock. A little extra recoil reduction never hurts.

watchemflop
Posts: 109
Joined: April 14th, 2014, 6:30 pm
Location: Central Bama

Re: Question on 870

Post by watchemflop » June 6th, 2014, 7:32 am

Drill and tap, burris ff3 and it will fit perfectly.

User avatar
gophert
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 1450
Joined: April 19th, 2012, 9:14 am
Location: Middle TN
Contact:

Re: Question on 870

Post by gophert » June 6th, 2014, 7:41 am

I don't think that's a bad price. However, if you are going to change out the stock and forearm it might be cheaper just to go ahead and get the one with the composite stock for $329. I don't buy in to the older guns are better or shoot better. I have never had an 870 fail and my daughter's 870 (2 yrs old) out shoots my older 870 (15 yrs) by a landslide.

User avatar
GLS
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 2645
Joined: May 16th, 2012, 10:29 am
Location: Lowcountry, GA

Re: Question on 870

Post by GLS » June 6th, 2014, 10:20 am

Are the 870 youth models wingmasters or expresses? Gil

User avatar
Jamey
Posts: 417
Joined: May 22nd, 2013, 9:25 am
Location: Thomasville GA

Post by Jamey » June 6th, 2014, 10:42 am

Best fix I've found is a sims slip on recoil pad. Lengthens it and helps with recoil as a bonus.

Jamey via tapatalk
ImageImage

User avatar
Johndoe
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 3493
Joined: June 22nd, 2012, 8:50 am
Location: Tallahassee Fl

Re: Question on 870

Post by Johndoe » June 6th, 2014, 11:17 am

They are expresses Gil
Image

There are no numbers on any of my clocks below 8. Then all of a sudden, 2 days before turkey season they appear. Then right after the season they disappear.
What's up with that

PreacherRitchie
Posts: 205
Joined: February 20th, 2013, 9:46 am

Re: Question on 870

Post by PreacherRitchie » June 6th, 2014, 1:28 pm

Thank you fellas I'm going to probably get it tonight

User avatar
Grumpy
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 4433
Joined: January 22nd, 2012, 12:03 pm
Location: N.C. Montana

Re: Question on 870

Post by Grumpy » June 6th, 2014, 3:23 pm

I shoot an 870 youth 20 ga. on occasion and used it to kill my turkey this spring. Nothing has been added or taken away and the stock is fine for a few occasional shots a year. Leave it alone and use it the way it is,,IMO
I was not his father but he was my son,,MAK IV, 10-15-1993 - 4-22-2007
"Rest in Peace my Little Buddy"

PreacherRitchie
Posts: 205
Joined: February 20th, 2013, 9:46 am

Re: Question on 870

Post by PreacherRitchie » June 6th, 2014, 9:43 pm

Thankyou Grumpy

User avatar
ICDEDTURKES
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 6870
Joined: July 8th, 2011, 9:27 am

Re: Question on 870

Post by ICDEDTURKES » June 7th, 2014, 7:07 am

Yeah, alot of folks actually find a shorter LOP stock more comfortable when shooting sitting against a tree..
Hooks Custom Calls Pro-Staff

User avatar
Waddle Whacker
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 2340
Joined: August 13th, 2012, 8:47 pm
Location: Louisiana

Re: Question on 870

Post by Waddle Whacker » June 7th, 2014, 9:25 am

ICDEDTURKES wrote:Yeah, alot of folks actually find a shorter LOP stock more comfortable when shooting sitting against a tree..
Although I don't hunt with it much anymore, I like the short stock on my 870, 20. I'm a pretty big guy, but it just seems easier to shoulder or something when turkey hunting. Give it a try before you go spend the dough on a new stock. I could never wing shoot with it, but it worked fine for me for killing turkeys. Oh, if you end up wanting a shur-shot stock, PM me. I think I still have one laying around, I need to look for it. But I could save you a couple bucks.
Feel, don't think. Trust your instincts.

Spurcollecta
Posts: 157
Joined: November 30th, 2012, 8:48 am

Re: Question on 870

Post by Spurcollecta » June 7th, 2014, 10:46 am

ICDEDTURKES wrote:Yeah, alot of folks actually find a shorter LOP stock more comfortable when shooting sitting against a tree..
I agree

PreacherRitchie
Posts: 205
Joined: February 20th, 2013, 9:46 am

Re: Question on 870

Post by PreacherRitchie » June 7th, 2014, 1:34 pm

Thanks waddle wackier ill pm you later

Post Reply

Return to “General Gun Talk”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests