How often should you clean your shotgun?

How often should you clean your shotgun?

You should give your shotgun a thorough cleaning every 200 rounds or so. That bigger job is complemented by a regular bore cleaning, choke tightening and wipe-down at the end of your shooting day.

Is the Remington 870 still good?

With more than 11 million guns sold, the 870 is the best pump-action of all-time, though the Mossberg 500 is nipping at its heels, thanks to the stall in production after Remington went into bankruptcy. In my opinion, RemArms’ 870 Express isn’t any different from the 870s Big Green produced.

How many shells does a Remington 870 12 gauge hold?

The basic model holds five 2.75 inch shells and is called a six shot model. It is also available with extended magazine tubes that holds seven rounds. The Remington 870 can hold between 3 and 7 rounds.

Should you clean a shotgun after every use?

At a minimum, shotguns should be wiped down with an oily rag after every hunt or session at the clays range. If they don’t have chrome-lined bores, their barrels should be cleaned every time they are shot, too.

How to break down and clean a Remington 870?

Preparation. Before you start working on your gun,gather all your tools and equipment that you’ll need for the work.

  • Disassembly. The first step is to unscrew the magazine cap.
  • Cleaning. To clean the barrel,first spray some solvent into the barrel,then push the bore snake into the barrel from the breach end.
  • Reassembly.
  • How do you uncock a Remington 870 shotgun?

    Development. The Remington 870 was the fourth major design in a series of Remington pump shotguns.

  • Design details. The 870 features a bottom-loading,side ejecting receiver and a tubular magazine under the barrel.
  • Variants. There are hundreds of variations of the Remington 870 in 12,16,20,28 gauges and .410 bore.
  • References.
  • How to disassemble, clean, and reassemble a Remington 870?

    Trigger Group Reinstall the trigger group back into the gun.

  • Bolt Carrier Insert the fore-end and the bolt carrier.
  • Barrel Re-Insert the barrel this is done by simply sliding the barrel back into the housing of which it came out of for the removal.
  • Magazine Spring and Cap
  • What is the best ammo for a Remington 870?

    870 Home Defense. As plain and simple as it gets when it comes to Remington 870 tactical shotguns,the Home Defense is a knock-out bargain.

  • 870 Express Tactical. When it comes to Remington 870 tactical options,this particular model is what generally comes to mind.
  • 870 DM Magpul.
  • 870 Special Purpose Marine.