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BobM 03-10-2018 08:03 AM

870 Express
 
I have a Remington 870 Express Magnum that will accept 23/4,3,31/2 shells. I am planning a trip to the Yukon this summer and would like to carry a shotgun with a shorter barrel and able to fire slugs. Would it possible to buy a barrel for the gun or is it cheaper to just buy a new gun.

hal53 03-10-2018 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by BobM (Post 3747724)
I have a Remington 870 Express Magnum that will accept 23/4,3,31/2 shells. I am planning a trip to the Yukon this summer and would like to carry a shotgun with a shorter barrel and able to fire slugs. Would it possible to buy a barrel for the gun or is it cheaper to just buy a new gun.

Bear spray is cheaper

elkhunter11 03-10-2018 08:13 AM

If you shop around the buy&sell or on Gunnutz, you should be able to find a used barrel for an affordable price.

BobM 03-10-2018 08:13 AM

870 Expess
 
Plan on carring it too

colroggal 03-10-2018 07:30 PM

An 18.5" defender barrel will fit the 870 super magnum - but that barrel will only chamber up to 3" shells. Something to keep in mind.

Colin

Groundhogger 03-11-2018 09:59 AM

It's cheaper to buy a spare barrel, but not as cheap as it should be. I think the 3" is the challenge, as it's pretty easy to find slug barrels that are 2-3/4" capable. If one of those will do the trick, you can find one (CGN) in the $125-$175 range, depending on condition. I trust you want it with rifle sights, vs. a bead sight?

If you want a 3"-capable, rifle-sighted barrel..it will be more "modern" production, and the price will reflect that. They pop-up on CGN with some frequency, so I'd keep an eye on that. Better yet, put a WTB ad saying you're looking for one..and see what happens. On this site, and over there.
New, I've seen them as high as $299 (Cabela's) but I think that price is a bit nuts...considering you can find complete guns, gently used for about $100 more.

ghostguy6 03-13-2018 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by colroggal (Post 3748238)
An 18.5" defender barrel will fit the 870 super magnum - but that barrel will only chamber up to 3" shells. Something to keep in mind.

Colin

x2

Do you want a rifled barrel for longer range accuracy or do you want the ability to fire rifled slugs out of a smooth bore just in case of a bear gets too close?

There are a few options available on the B&S if your ok with a smooth bore. Plus the smooth bore gives you the option to fire shot s well if you want to hunt some small game while your there.

sikwhiskey 03-13-2018 12:40 PM

Remington sells 20 express barrels, part # 24622 870, 2 3/4- 3 1/2 if you have a 3 1/2 receiver. I have 2. One with removable rifled/full/M/IC chokes and 1 with no choke- I believe it is an Improved cylinder barrel. The barrel with chokes will cost about $2-250, without chokes about $150, depending on where you can find them. Both have adjustable rear site, and shorten up the gun nicely.

BobM 03-14-2018 01:30 PM

I would go with the smooth barrel


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