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Old 01-23-2004, 05:07 AM
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Default Another 870 Thread (Wingmaster vs. Express)

I'll let everyone know what my opinion is once my new Wingmaster gets here. But for the mean time, has anyone else got a review (opinion) to share on the differances between these 2. I know on my express, the trigger assembly is partly made of a composite type of hard plastic, as compared to the wingmaster being all metal. The wingmaster I'm getting is 20ga. I intend to use it for birds and rabbits. The express is my 12ga. turkey gun. It tends to not like the low brass bird shot. So let's here em.
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Old 01-23-2004, 06:51 AM
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Default RE: Another 870 Thread (Wingmaster vs. Express)

it is a quality and cosmetic thing.the wingmaster is the traditional blued steel and rich walnut stock[i got mine for christmas when i was 13] in a 16ga 28" modified choke.the express super mag i have to turkey hunt with has a black plastic stock and forearm and matte finish barrel and receiver.i am in and out of boats, atvs,stands etc. so it makes no sense for me to have a "pretty"gun since i will either camo tape or spray anything i hunt with.while i only shoot 3 3.5x4 hevishot shells through it each spring,i can only say i have had no problems with the shells.
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Old 01-23-2004, 12:15 PM
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Default RE: Another 870 Thread (Wingmaster vs. Express)

i love my wingmaster, i also got it for xmass when i was abt the same age. i imagine there are a lot of people who got the same.

i think you're better off with a wingmaster beautiful gun, better workmanship and will retain its value versus the express.

i've got a 20 gauge and its a great bird gun and supprisingly accurate for deer season (for a gun with a smooth bore and fixed modified choke)
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Old 01-23-2004, 01:19 PM
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Default RE: Another 870 Thread (Wingmaster vs. Express)

I have a classic Wingmaster 12 gauge that I wouldn't trade for any Express. Both models are great shotguns, but I feel that the craftsmanship of the Wingmaster is superior. You know the old saying, "They don't make 'em like they used to."

Having said that, I still plan on buying two 870 Expresses in the near future(magnum turkey gun for me, and a 20 gauge deer/turkey combo for my wife). They can't beat the quality of the older Remingtons, but they're solid enough to survive many seasons in the woods.
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Old 01-23-2004, 02:43 PM
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I have the wingmaster regular now. I used to have the mag. when i lived in montana. It was a nice gun but had to get rid of it because i was hurting for money so i pawned it. I would be little iffy on the express but maybe somewhere down the line later i'll get one. But for right now, i am happy with the current wingmaster [:-]
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Old 01-23-2004, 09:54 PM
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I own a few wingmasters but have never considered the express model . Maybe its the same gun in the way its made but it looked kind of rough and felt the same way .
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