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[5 of 5 Stars!]I bought this shotgun several months ago through Buds, and am now researching for one suitable for my sister-in-law to purchase.
In a nutshell, I'm completely satisfied with this 870 Express model for applications in home security, and short range deer hunting. I've shot several 2 inch 50 yard 4 shot groups with Rem Sluggers through this weapon. I'd be confident with it to 75 yards+. The improved cylinder bore on this model works well with Fosters.
I favor 1-Buck through this shotgun when being used for home security...that stuff is "rude"... 5 rounds of it should be plenty. I should note that we live in a very rural environment...
For the money, this Rem model is an excellent, very flexible choice, and is suitable for upgrading to the owner's taste.
I do have a couple 20 gauge shotguns around which are better for small game hunting.
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[4 of 5 Stars!]This shotgun is a great "all-purpose" deer gun. It has nice rifle sights, and at 100 yards I can put 5 slugs in a 4" group. Not rifle accuracy but for a smooth bore barrel pretty darn good. Also - using Federal Premium 'flight-control' buck shot, this patterns well out to 70 yards. If you are looking for a reasonably priced, quality shotty for deer hunting or even personal defense, the Remington 870 Express 12GA w/20" IC bore is hard to beat. And of course, Bud's customer service was first-rate.Show More Reviews...