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View Poll Results: Do you dry fire your Remington 870?

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  • "Dry fire my 870??...Are you mad?"

    10 14.71%
  • "Been doing it for years, works just fine."

    58 85.29%
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  1. #1
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    Default Dry fire a Rem 870?

    I picked up a Remington 870 combo primarily for hunting this fall (after I take the Hunters Ed class) and possibly for HD if I get a shorter barrel for it.

    I did not see anything in the manual with regards to dry firing it and wondered what the general consensus is here.
    I searched online and found cases for (practice is good) and against (possibly busting the firing pin) but got nothing conclusive.
    I ordered some snap caps but am still curious what experiences other 870 owners here may have had on the subject.

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    Default Re: Dry fire a Rem 870?

    I have a mossberg 500 and as i understand it is not the best to dry fire it. I use snap caps.

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    Default Re: Dry fire a Rem 870?

    i have an 870 and dry fire it all the time. i dont think you can break an 870 unless you try and cut a tree down with it.

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    Default Re: Dry fire a Rem 870?

    While I don't make a habit of it I have dry fired mine. Mostly when I first bought it trying to get familar with the pull and break. Maybe 50 times all told.
    When the SHTF......be the fan.

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    Thumbs up Re: Dry fire a Rem 870?

    Quote Originally Posted by bogey1 View Post
    i dont think you can break an 870 unless you try and cut a tree down with it.
    LoL..well that's good to know.

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    Default Re: Dry fire a Rem 870?

    Funny guess what I was just doing?

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    Default Re: Dry fire a Rem 870?

    You can't hurt it, unless you try to cut down trees with it. I heard that somewhere.
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    Default Re: Dry fire a Rem 870?

    i have an 870 express and i have dry-fired it alot and it still works. my 870 is still under warranty so i aint worried if it breaks ,but i doubt it will ever break, those things are built to last years if propery maintained.

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    Default Re: Dry fire a Rem 870?

    I've been dry firing my 870 since I bought it 18 years ago. Dry firing is the cheapest practice you can get. I've never had a problem. The 870 also works great for cutting down trees!

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    Default Re: Dry fire a Rem 870?

    Quote Originally Posted by bogey1 View Post
    i have an 870 and dry fire it all the time. i dont think you can break an 870 unless you try and cut a tree down with it.
    Not true. You can cut down small trees with an 870... less than 8" in diameter.
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