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    I know so many people who have bought new 870s and all have had problems, the old ones are great. I bought a SX3 autoloader 4 years ago and can't say enough good things about it. Over 6000 shells through it without a jam. If the winchester pump is anything like their autoloader buy it. My main hunting buddy has a Benelli Nova and it has been a great gun for him. I would see what feels and shoulders best between the Nova and SXP and go that way. Fit is important, get the one that points where you look.
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    I just got that SXP about a week ago. The Gander Mountain website had them 50.00 bucks less than your link shows and the store honored the website price. I haven't shot it yet. My schedule makes it so that it will most likely get it's debut on a duck hunt instead of some targets first. I'm looking forward to hunting with it.

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    Get a used 870 Wingmaster 3" magnum in good shape. Try to find one with a 28" vent rib barrel. Those 870 Expresses sound pretty cheap, Gooser wrote up what it would take to improve the Express in an earlier post. Probably easier just to get a Wingmaster. The 3" isn't a deal breaker, you can do just as well with a 2 3/4", you just have a little more flexability with the 3".

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    Most folks don't shoot an 870 enough for it to get broken in. Takes a few thousand rounds before they get tuned to your shoulder and hands. Had mine 20+ years. Replaced the extractors twice and polished the brass build up in the chamber a few times and that's about it.

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    If'n money was no object.

    the new Ithaca 37 featherlight in 16 gage.

    then another two weeks later in 28
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    Quote Originally Posted by MooseGooser View Post
    If'n money was no object.

    the new Ithaca 37 featherlight in 16 gage.

    then another two weeks later in 28
    I know the gun enthusiast in you knows the Ithaca 37 was designed by John M Browning, hence the twin slide bars, top tang safety,and bottom ejection......just like the BPS
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    I will tell you all a story.

    my Winchester model 12 skeet.
    20 gauge gun.
    Excellent mechanical condition.

    It will ALWYS jam ( can not eject spent shell from chamber)
    when shooting ammo that has steel bases. The bases that are steel, then brass plated to look like brass.

    If you shoot quality Ammo with Brass bases, The gun functions flawlessly.

    the expansion and contraction between brass and steelcombined with a right tolerance chamber causes the issue.

    so, don't jump on Remington to badly.

    I refuse to shoot Walmart cheap promo ammo through any pump or auto loader.

    Just me,, go ahead and have at me now, I kin take it! /)
    It is far easier to spit on the work of others than it is to produce something better yourself.
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    FlatLanders Broken Pistol Ricochet SH (Flinch)


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    Before anyone says something, it's NOT the chamber ring.
    It is far easier to spit on the work of others than it is to produce something better yourself.
    Brynmoors Prairie Sage JH ​(Sage) Just a dang fool huntin Dawg
    HRCH Calypso Seven Bales High SH (Bailey)
    HR Calypso Zoomin Loosies Mad Hader (Maddi) We loved you baby. R.I.P.
    FlatLanders Broken Pistol Ricochet SH (Flinch)


    My Christian Name is Michael Baker..
    I have gone by "Gooser" since I was a "gossling"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MooseGooser View Post
    If'n money was no object.

    the new Ithaca 37 featherlight in 16 gage.

    then another two weeks later in 28
    I have had a 12 guage Ithaca 37 feather weight since the early 80's paid $125 for it. Love that gun. Wouldn't trade it fer nutin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Shaver View Post
    I have had a 12 guage Ithaca 37 feather weight since the early 80's paid $125 for it. Love that gun. Wouldn't trade it fer nutin.
    That's the beauty of those 37's, the value. Very few of them ever reached collector status. It is not unusual to find cream off the crop vintage Ithaca 37's for $250 with hardly a round through them and even the box.

    If anyone can get their hands on the new ones you will see production quality in a pump that doesn't exist in others. $$$$ though.
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