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    Unless they've changed something in the newer models you can't go wrong with the Browning BPS. Had mine for 10 years. No issues. Recently upgraded to the Browning Maxus just because I wanted an autoloader. No complaints there either but we are still into our first season...

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Robinson View Post
    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".
    Absolutely on the money. There's a reason those old 870s were one of the most reliable pumps ever made.
    "The longer you let a dog go in the wrong direction the more they think they are going in the right direction" Don Remien.

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    I can agree the old 870s where built so much better, today they are probably one of the worse guns out there. I'm going to give the SXP a shot for 450 bucks it should be a decent gun. Thanks for all the replies.

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    Tony
    For the person you gave the gun to.

    Have them Google this:

    "winchester universals stick in chamber"

    Spend a day reading about the problem in most ALL makes and actions. pumps auto's, some doubles.

    Its is SO sO tempting to purchase cheap ammo... There is a reason I reload,,, the last reason is to save money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MooseGooser View Post
    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! /)
    and a quick butt-slap on the ground solves the issue and you don't worry about breaking it... See guys picking at their Benneli's so carefully as to not scratch them with their pocket knife while out duck hunting...lol...If it's for shooting ducks and can't be tossed in the pickup bed with wet dogs I don't want to own it.

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    To each his own.

    duck hunt with mine often. But have Been taught to not abuse, and that reliability with regards to a firearm may be something that your life depends on.

    Would enjoy watching you butt slap the stock on the ground with your 1100 or other Auto loader.

    Hows that work for ya?
    Last edited by MooseGooser; 11-13-2013 at 02:33 PM.
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    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
    To each his own.

    duck hunt with mine often. But have Been taught to not abuse, and that reliability with regards to a firearm may be something that your life depends on.
    Ones' definition of use vs. abuse differs from another. Is my .44 going to be put in the back with the dogs? no, it's a valuable gun and not made for abuse just like most "tinkerbell" shotguns.

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    I don't shoot pumps but a lot of the bums I hunt with do. The best of the bunch is an older Ithaca featherlight in 16 gauge.
    During break time at obedience school, two dogs were talking.
    One said to the other..."The thing I hate about obedience school is you learn ALL this stuff you will never use in the real world."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rboudet View Post
    Browning BPS!
    X2 Browning BPS

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    Browning BPS is the best.

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