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Old 07-16-2004, 02:08 PM
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should i get the rem 870 express in wood or synthitic im leaning towards wood what do you think ????
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Old 07-16-2004, 02:37 PM
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and a 26'' or 28'' barrel
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Old 07-16-2004, 03:43 PM
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The wood stock is heaver and that helps with the recoil a little .The wood stock sounds quiter if hit not holow. The syn. stock will not split or swell decause of water. the syn. stock is lighter easer to haul to the blind. the syn. stock takes paint better if you want to camo it.

I think the syn. stock is a "little" less slipery when wet.

The 26" barrel is a little easer to use in a tight blind or layout boat. The 26" barrel is a little quicker to swingand a few oz lighter. The 28" barrel gets the muzzel blast a little frather away. The 28" barrel gives you a few extra fps and the extra 2" helps smouth out the swing.

That said you are the one laying out the $$$ and hunting with it ,all 4 choises are good.

I shoot a 26" syn. stocked 870 express with a Briley light mod extended choke for ducks & geese.


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Old 07-16-2004, 03:49 PM
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Default RE: synthitic stock or wood stock for mostly waterfowl

My wood stock on my 870 got so beat up i ended up taping it up, i personally would go with the synthetic for waterfowl, as far as the 26 or 28" barrel either should work fine it is a matter of what feels better to you.
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Old 07-18-2004, 08:54 AM
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I like the looks of the wood stock but synthetic is the way to go. The synthetic stock can take allot more punishment with getting damaged. I would also go with the 26” barrel.
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Old 07-19-2004, 10:58 AM
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I definitely recommend the synthetic for waterfowling. Wood just can't handle the wet and bumps, scrapes and gouges. Also a 28 " barrel gives a little better sighting plane for most waterfowling. These opinions have been formed after over 60 years of waterfowling. good luck on whatever you decide.
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Old 07-22-2004, 09:56 AM
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Synthetic all the way!
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Old 07-22-2004, 11:08 AM
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synthetic. there is also alot less glare than wood.
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