Gun Report

Remington 870 Youth Express 20 Gauge

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This was the lightest shotgun in the test and it handled the fastest, in our opinion. Recoil was however somewhat heavier as well. The popular 870 design may mean that it will be the first to benefit from after market upgrades such as increased magazine capacity in the future.

Remington 870 Youth Express 20 Gauge

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Home Defense
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Length of Pull
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Trigger Pull Weight Bottom
Trigger Pull Weight Top

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Remington's 870 Youth Express featured a locking crossbolt safety mounted behind the trigger. With the bolt pressed from left to right, the shotgun could be locked on safe. The gun also has a key-operated safety block built into the crossbolt.
We thought the Remington 870 provided the fastest handling, partly because of its slightly lighter weight. Like the other two guns, these are basic shooting tools suitable for banging around, or in our case, protecting the homestead. As such, the simple blued metalwork and low-gloss wood finish seem appropriate to the task.

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