pump for waterfowl

Discussion in 'Waterfowl Hunting' started by Oi.223, Mar 30, 2019.

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  1. Doghunter23

    Doghunter23 Well-Known Member

    Aug 4, 2015
    I got a used 1980's era 870 magnum, that thing is like the terminator just keeps coming back for more, thousands and thousands of rounds, I have had the action rusted shut kick started the thing and killed 26 snow geese that morning, its a work of art, but it is all steel and wood like a gun should be, never had a misfire. I had got a new 870 3.5'' couple years back and sold it in disgust half plastic and I couldn't get it to run no matter what I did. The new remington pump that is plastic dipped is a joke too, buddy of mine had one and wore it out in two years. If you want a Remmy get the Versa-max they blatantly ripped off benelli for there rotating bolt and military M4 duel gas piston design, that said its a fantastic shotgun. Super soft shooting fast and reliable. Why Benelli didn't release the M4 in a civilian legal sportsman style I will never know.
    If you want a pump get the nova, or a late 70's early 80's 870!

    FIGJAM Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

    Sep 1, 2013
    I’ll second the versamax - I shoot the heck out of mine, don’t clean often and it goes bang every time I pull the trigger.
  3. Kmccord

    Kmccord Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2016
    I am purchasing the new for 2019 Remington V3 Waterfowl Pro, this is a semi-auto, I have been hunting with a Mossberg pump and want to upgrade to a Semi-auto. What I like about it, you get a Cerakote receiver and barrel, three extended chokes and a sling. They claim the V3 is the softest recoil for a semi-auto. I know I am tired of the pump.
  4. CUTTER1

    CUTTER1 Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2016
    Have run thousands of rounds thru an 870 in Heavy Metal 3gun competition and have used Benelli and 1100s customized for limited and open class! Both run but 1100 recoils much less and with the match volume that is a concern....both require freq cleaning. 870 can take tons of abuse and cont to run!