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I am looking at picking up a new shotgun here in the near future. I am set on a new Remington 870 UltraMag or their new 887 Nitromag. I am sure there are no shortage of fans for the 870 on here. Anyone have an 887?? It doesnt seem that any of the retailers in the area can keep them on their shelves, so there must be something to them.

I am going to be mostly skeet shooting with this gun, with the occasional dove and waterfowl hunt in there. Thanks.
 

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I have a friend that just bought a 887. It is lighter then I expected, the vent rib is different than most, it is hard to explain, but I do like it. The button that releases the action is in a bad place (easy to get you finger caught). Since the entire gun is covered in plastic, it is thicker than others, the barrel looks like a 10 guage.

If it were me I would think it would make a great turkey/waterfowl gun, due to the coating on everything, but if I were mostly going to shoot skeets, I would look for a light gas operated autoloader, or a 870 wingmaster.
 

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hosscat (2/2/2010)I have a friend that just bought a 887. It is lighter then I expected, the vent rib is different than most, it is hard to explain, but I do like it. The button that releases the action is in a bad place (easy to get you finger caught). Since the entire gun is covered in plastic, it is thicker than others, the barrel looks like a 10 guage.

If it were me I would think it would make a great turkey/waterfowl gun, due to the coating on everything, but if I were mostly going to shoot skeets, I would look for a light gas operated autoloader, or a 870 wingmaster.
The 887 is a completely unconventional design, which is pretty cool. The coating is what appeals to me the most. It will take a lot more abuse than traditional shotguns. I am not real big on autoloadersand the wingmasters up the ante on the price. My dad has a wingmaster, great gun, but I can't afford one.
 

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I may be wrong but I was under the impression that the 887 was a good bit more than the 870, especially if you get the camo version.
 

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It is actually about the same price at most retailers. I thin the 887 may even be cheaper than the 870 UltraMags. Either way, the pricing is comparable. The camo is more, but so it a camo 870.
 

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Well then my ignorance is known. I had no idea.

If you are going to be harsh on it then I would recommend the 887 for sure.
 
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