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Best 870 SBS Options?

Discussion in 'Class III / NFA' started by The Lox, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. The Lox

    The Lox Well-Known BANNED!!!

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    Looking to add an SBS to my rapidly expanding NFA list. Would I be better off buying a factory Remmy 14" barrel, or just cutting my stock barrel down and have a sight bead put back on?
     


  2. double_r76

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    How far are you planning on shooting?

    I picked up a modified choke factory barrel with rifle night sights... wouldn't have it any other way. Other folks would be happy with an open choke and no sights or even a bead. Only you can tell what is important to you.

    FYI - The Wilson Combat +1 extension works perfectly with the 14" barrel. If you chop your barrel to flush with the factory magazine cap, it ends up being about 12.5".

    Good luck!
    -Randy
     
  3. SC-Texas

    SC-Texas TGT Addict Lifetime Member

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    Good question.
     
  4. wakal

    wakal Dreadnaught Industries LLC

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    I have a 870 set up the same way...I build a lot of SBS, and the 14" Tritium rifle sight (with the Wilson plus-one) and a Remington top-folding stock is by far my favorite. Although the little cut-down three-shot versions are lots of fun, the 14" guns just seem to feel "right."


    Alex
     
  5. rsayloriii

    rsayloriii TGT Addict

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    Personal opinion, but I'd go with a new barrel, depending on cost anyways.
     
  6. The Lox

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    Mainly just looking to make a shorter slightly more maneuverable home defense gun, so in my house that is a maximum distance of about 20 feet.

    I am also slightly concerned about asthetics. The look I was going for is a barrel just beyond the factory magazine cap, although I like the thought of a +1.

    Sounds like it is really just a personal opinion, other than if you want to go with a 12.5in barrel since it doesn't sound like you can get one that short in a factory length.
     
  7. The Lox

    The Lox Well-Known BANNED!!!

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    Just decided to go with a factory barrel, will be submitting another form 1 once I can get the measurement. I figure it is best to get it while the getting is good..
     
  8. Ready.Fire.Aim

    Ready.Fire.Aim Active Member

    I have a 870 converted into a Serbu Shorty SBS. Six inch barrel. You can keep it under your pillow.

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  9. Driller

    Driller Life Member Lifetime Member

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    Ready fire aim...hahaha I like it
     

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