Remington 870 Shotgun Review

Remington 870 Shotgun Review

Remington 870 Shotgun Review

The Remington 870 Shotgun is the most popular shotgun of all time and serves bird hunters everywhere

When it comes to bird hunting of any species, there is no shotgun that is more reliable than a pump action and nobody does a pump action shotgun better than Remington. The Remington 870 Pump Action Shotgun is available in several different shot sizes including 20 gauge and 12 gauge and can be had in up to 3 1/2 inch shot. This is the best selling shotgun of all time for a reason and that is because there has never been another gun built that is as reliable and affordable as the Remington 870 shotgun. You can see the Remington 870 Shotgun here on Remington’s website.¬†

Remington 870 Pump Action Shotgun

Remington 870

The Remington 870 is a great gun for turkey hunting and will not break down while being able to shoot long distances

With turkey season here I thought that I would talk about a gun that will not break the budget but will still be able to make any shot that you will need it to. I personally own two Remington 870 shotguns and have never experienced a problem with either. My first was a 20 gauge youth model 870 which never failed me and was able to take down both birds and deer (with slugs) and my second is a black  synthetic 26-inch 12 gauge that has taken a beating that not many other guns could have handled.

Turkey hunting and any other bird hunting for that matter puts a gun through a tough job. Whether there is inclement weather, rough woods and trees scraping it, mud, dirt, gravel or anything else, the Remington 870 can handle it. You’ll find several varying opinions on the best pump action shotgun to buy, but the Remington 870 is always at the top of that list.

Remington 870 12-Gauge Shotgun

You can own the Remington 870 in a 26 or 28 inch barrel and can get one for right around $300 at Cabelas ( You may be able to find a used one, but it’s tough, since everyone seems to hang on to theirs once they are purchased.

If you want to join the club of those who own the best shotgun ever built, then go pick up an 870. With all of the available chokes, sights and other features, you will never have any problem finding accessories and they will all come at a great price.

What guns are in your safe at home? Do you think there is a better shotgun on the market than the Remington 870? Let us know what you use and send us your photos of your favorite hunts.

PJ Cashman

PJ is the co-founder of and is an avid hunter and lover of all things outdoors.

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