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Posted: 2/10/2002 5:35:34 PM EST
saw one at a local gunshop. looks damn good. anyone have any experiences? should i go this route or the Rem 870 Express Magnum (looks like the police one - just doesnt say police)

Link Posted: 2/10/2002 5:44:48 PM EST
They are just Winchester 1200's. Nothing wrong with them. Some people prefer them to the 870's, or 590's.
Link Posted: 2/10/2002 9:20:57 PM EST
Don't quote me here cuz I may be wrong, but I believe that the FN is $300+. Whereas an "Express" is $250ish.

I think that there is some extra dukets going to FN cuz it says "FN".

If you are truely interested in an 870 - look to the LE or police mag gun.

Personally, I am a 590 guy for variety of very good reasons.

To each his own.

Good luck.
Link Posted: 2/10/2002 10:31:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/10/2002 10:32:46 PM EST by DvlDog]
i have an FN Police. and it is a Winchester Defender 1300. i got mine for $389 out the door. the cost over the defender is for the standard rifle sights and the 3 choke tubes which i dont believe the $300 baseline Defender has. i bought it because i was impressed with the speed of the mechanism and the obvious build quality which to me seems much more solid than most shotguns. it has that tank-like feel of a 590A1 without all the bulk. not to say that its heavy, its not. it just feels solid, and tight. also i prefer the rotary bolt mechanism. it truly is possible to fire 4 rds before the first hull hits the ground. AND due to the design of the elevator and the AR-type bolt it will function flawlessly with Aguila mini-shell. did i mention it will hold 14 mini-shells?
Link Posted: 2/11/2002 5:45:08 AM EST
ok, the Rem 870 i am looking at is all black, has synthetic stocks, 18'' barrel and full mag tube. it says Rem 870 Express Magnum, but not Police. what is the difference? just the markings?


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