« Last post by ZeroTA on Yesterday at 10:35:09 PM »
A couple years back George Hill got a bunch of PD trade-in 870's and offered them to WTA members. Express Magnum, 20" rifle sight barrel, TacStar side saddle, basically a glorified deer gun but I've insisted on calling mine the Ogre Special. Came with a good deal of rack wear but looked like it's hardly been fired.
At one point I refinished the wood and have recently installed Magpul furniture which I highly recommend but that's for another thread.
Accuracy: 8/10. Well I've rarely shot slugs so I can't say. I'd assume it's on par with every other 20" smoothbore 870. I can put random Walmart deer slugs into a fist at 25 yds. Buckshot: Hornady Elite Versa-Tite 00 performs excellently. All pellets stayed in a silhouette out to 20 yds. They'd spread beyond that at 25. It's very tight out to 15. Excellent ammo, at least in this particular 870.
Reliability: 10/10. It's an 870. Not much to say. I had it at a class last month and it ate a couple hundred rounds of birdshot,buckshot and slugs, and who knows how much more before that. Zero failures ever except one shooter-induced short stroke.
Overall satisfaction: 10/10. What's not to like. Again, it's a glorified deer gun converted to anti-personnel use. The Magpul stock is an improvement. When it's not blowing stuff up it's been proudly and quietly standing guard in my home for several years, and while it's not particularly special as shotguns go, by golly it's mine.
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