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Rem 870 Super Mag

Post by 2Shooter » July 1st, 2020, 3:28 pm

Got Killer my ole Rem 870 3 1/2” out yesterday, and tried a 2 1/2 oz load with 2 ozs of 9’s and a 1/2 oz of 8’s with a Indian Creek .665 choke @ 40 yards.
10”-488
10”-20” 287
20” total-775
Over kill but I just had to know what Killer could do!!! 😀
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Re: Rem 870 Super Mag

Post by GLS » July 1st, 2020, 4:13 pm

Would it extract and eject? My 870 Supermag is a POS. I've been using it developing light woodcock/quail loads for another gun and I have to use a ramrod to complete extraction in about every 3rd shot with factory light loads yesterday. It did the same NIB with factory dove/quail loads. Gil

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Re: Rem 870 Super Mag

Post by hoobilly » July 1st, 2020, 5:12 pm

they dont call them Super for nothing!
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Post by jsh909 » July 1st, 2020, 7:43 pm

Damn!

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Re: Rem 870 Super Mag

Post by 2Shooter » July 1st, 2020, 11:01 pm

GLS wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 4:13 pm
Would it extract and eject? My 870 Supermag is a POS. I've been using it developing light woodcock/quail loads for another gun and I have to use a ramrod to complete extraction in about every 3rd shot with factory light loads yesterday. It did the same NIB with factory dove/quail loads. Gil
Yes Gil it ejected the hull with no problem. I've had that gun for about 12 years. That gun with a Indian Creek .665 is lights out for ole Mr Tom!!!!

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Post by Spuriosity » July 2nd, 2020, 7:03 am

I bet that was pleasant. :mrgreen:

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Post by 2Shooter » July 2nd, 2020, 7:25 am

Spuriosity wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 7:03 am
I bet that was pleasant. :mrgreen:
Business on both ends!!!! :D

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Re: Rem 870 Super Mag

Post by GLS » July 2nd, 2020, 8:57 am

Steve, you must have had shot burning a hole in your loading bench to shoot that much shot with one trigger pull. That or you ran out of things to do. ;)
Now you can get back to shooting your .410 with a third of the shot the 2.5 oz. load carries and kill them 1/3rd as dead. The pattern is a take no prisoners load for sure--birds and shoulder. Gil

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Post by 2Shooter » July 10th, 2020, 7:26 pm

GLS wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 8:57 am
Steve, you must have had shot burning a hole in your loading bench to shoot that much shot with one trigger pull. That or you ran out of things to do. ;)
Now you can get back to shooting your .410 with a third of the shot the 2.5 oz. load carries and kill them 1/3rd as dead. The pattern is a take no prisoners load for sure--birds and shoulder. Gil
Gil, that was my go to gun for a while, and just wanted to see what it would do!!! :D

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Re: Rem 870 Super Mag

Post by SpitNDrumN » July 12th, 2020, 10:44 pm

No such thing as Overkill. Even with TSS it’s still fun the carry all gauges. A couple years ago I thought I’d never carry a 12ga again but after several years I missed my old 12ga 1300. Killed 4 with it this year a loved it very much.

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Post by hoobilly » July 12th, 2020, 10:56 pm

SpitNDrumN wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 10:44 pm
No such thing as Overkill. Even with TSS it’s still fun the carry all gauges. A couple years ago I thought I’d never carry a 12ga again but after several years I missed my old 12ga 1300. Killed 4 with it this year a loved it very much.
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Re: Rem 870 Super Mag

Post by Swampstalk » July 14th, 2020, 12:49 pm

My go to turkey gun in recent years has been the 870 Super Mag I received as a gift from the family a few years back. Killed a number of gobblers with it out to 40+ with Hevi-Shot Mag blend 3.5". It's brutal on the user and usee! Glad I ain't shootin' ducks or doves with this bad boy! Don't think my shoulder or trigger finger could take the pounding.
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Re: Rem 870 Super Mag

Post by Prospector » December 17th, 2020, 5:24 am

:cheers: Late reading this but I’m 13 or so seasons into my 870 super express. If I remember right the gun was just over $400 brand new. IC choke($70ish), sling , tru glos ($30) and a sur-shot stock($110) put a really good performer for around $600.... I’ve been pleased with all aspects and it has not been babied at all.
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Re: Rem 870 Super Mag

Post by Tom Threetoes » February 2nd, 2021, 8:31 am

I love my super mag , its the closest thing to a sure thing I've found. Recoil doesn't bother me but it is a heavy sucker.

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Re: Rem 870 Super Mag

Post by CamoMan4025 » February 2nd, 2021, 9:51 am

I also love my Super Mag! I use to shoot Nitros in it and it was brutal, which caused me to purchase a Lead Sled many years ago. I went away from Nitros due to the cost and shot the Winchester Longbeards. They really shoot good for my purposes. I recently bought a box of Nitros again from a local guy who was a dealer. He actually had the same load I shot many years ago, so I bought them for less than 1/2 of what Nitro Ray charges and no shipping. This box will last me a good long time, but yes...........It kicks like 2 mules! I'm running a .660 Rhino tube through it and it shoots great.

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Re: Rem 870 Super Mag

Post by firedup » February 2nd, 2021, 5:31 pm

I had the 11-87 Super Mag as shown by the OP and hunted it hard for years. Using Hevi 6's and Remington Hevi 6's to start. Moved to Hevi 7 and Fed HW 7. Then to TSS #9. It never failed to kill or work. It was a reliable, HEAVY duty workhorse. But I never bonded with the gun or the funky, right hand only thumbhole. After I moved to the 20 /TSS it found a new home. Present owner loves it and as far as I know its still performing great. Just wasn't the gun for me.

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Re: Rem 870 Super Mag

Post by Fullfan » May 10th, 2021, 7:55 am

Funny you should post this. I have been crushing them the last 7 years with my 20 and hand rolled tss. Just pulled out my 11-87 sure shot mag, bought several boxes of Apex 3.5 2 1/2 oz of the 7.5 TSS. Going to try them just because.

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Re: Rem 870 Super Mag

Post by pedro » May 10th, 2021, 12:03 pm

i have been shooting my 870 SM the past three seasons.
shooting 2.5 oz of 8s, i have the same number of shot in my 1 5/8 20 ga load of 9s
nice even patterning with a .675 constriction

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Re: Rem 870 Super Mag

Post by Fullfan » May 10th, 2021, 1:03 pm

pedro wrote:
May 10th, 2021, 12:03 pm
i have been shooting my 870 SM the past three seasons.
shooting 2.5 oz of 8s, i have the same number of shot in my 1 5/8 20 ga load of 9s
nice even patterning with a .675 constriction
Any pic of that pattern ? I went with 7.5 shot..

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