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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmnhunter View Post
    how are you going to get a triple with your over under?
    Exactly!! Thus, I've become mostly an autoloader guy. For all those triples I get.
    "Most pheasants in South Dakota don't react too well to #5s." -The Hunt for Red Rooster

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmnhunter View Post
    I love the pumps, even though some of the elitists here may turn their nose on them, but their reliable and how are you going to get a triple with your over under?
    Canít speak for him but, Iím just that good! 😂 I like a pump, have always shot one. However, I bought a Winchester 101 O/U last year and I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroGSP View Post
    Can’t speak for him but, I’m just that good! �� I like a pump, have always shot one. However, I bought a Winchester 101 O/U last year and I love it.
    I would like to get one some day, i love the looks and weight of them...
    ...i think last year was the first opportunity for a triple....my pump jammed after the first bird....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Labs View Post
    I'm left handed, however 40 years of law enforcement where the RH 870 is the gold standard of patrol shotguns has operating a RH 870 left handed so ingrained in me I literally can't use a LH one. So being, I have a number of RH 870s (along with a bunch of other shotguns) and use them for pheasant regularly. Hard to imagine a more rugged, easy to maintain, and versatile shotgun than an 870...
    Yeah, I have an 870 sp, and an express.The sp was made in the mid eighties, the express is around 10 years old. This last trip, I only took the pump.I don't like switching guns, it throws off my shooting.

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    Love my 870 Wingmaster. It was my first gun. Got it for my twelfth birthday. It's an early 70s 2.75" gun. Has a thirty inch full choke barrel. I had Carlson Chokes lengthen the forcing cone and install screw in chokes. Now it's much more useful than it was for pheasant hunting. I always bring it as a backup.

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    I’ve sold or traded my Wingmasters for various reasons but this thread makes me want to get another.

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    Yeah, I had a chance to buy a 28 gauge wingmaster last year for 225 dollars, and I passed.Probably have a hard time finding one.Sweet gun.

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    Probably the best and most reliable pump shotgun out there. It's a little on the heavy side by today's standards, but the balance tip to toe make it a pleasure to use. The Remingtion 870 20 gauge wing master was my first gun purchased from Walmart in Kirksville, Missouri. I use that gun to this day. As I've aged I've had to adjust the cast a little, but it shoots true and has excellent knock down power with about any shell. I used an Ithica ultrafeatherlight model 37 for a while. Super light, but not nearly as well balanced so it required a little work to make sure the mount was right. That was never an issue with the 870. It falls into the "great" category for a bird hunting gun for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straightup82 View Post
    Probably the best and most reliable pump shotgun out there. It's a little on the heavy side by today's standards, but the balance tip to toe make it a pleasure to use. The Remingtion 870 20 gauge wing master was my first gun purchased from Walmart in Kirksville, Missouri. I use that gun to this day. As I've aged I've had to adjust the cast a little, but it shoots true and has excellent knock down power with about any shell. I used an Ithica ultrafeatherlight model 37 for a while. Super light, but not nearly as well balanced so it required a little work to make sure the mount was right. That was never an issue with the 870. It falls into the "great" category for a bird hunting gun for me.
    Oh yeah, its a go to gun.It will take a beating, I dropped mine in the Missouri one time, and shot a rooster 5 minutes later.I also like the 11-87 premier, from the late 90's.Mine has never jammed, and I can go back, and forth, with the 870 express, without too much trouble.

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    I use both a 12 and 20 870 for pheasant.
    River - 3 yr old English Setter
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5
    Bella - 5 yr old Brittany
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5
    Ellie - 6 yr old Yellow Lab
    Jazi - 12/30/2005 -- 10/13/2017
    Kaci - 3/23/01 - -10/8/15

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