All owner of a Remington 870 know that when they hold their weapon they have in their hands a powerful and extremely popular weapon. The name itself of the Remington is known all over the world for the reliability that comes with owning such a shotgun. Along with its great design the Remington sports a wide ability to be customized to your liking. This means that every person, no matter the strength or body type they have, can form their own Remington into a perfect weapon.
One of the most important parts you need to change to customize your weapon to suit your strength and body type is to change the stock. This is why in this article we offer you advise on five popular, high quality, choices for a Remington 870 stock.
Here’s the list:
- 1. Hogue Overmolded stock
This is a very sturdy stock, which has been tested by Remington users worldwide. The rubber finish of this stock offers amazing grips, much superior to the typical plastic of other stocks.
It comes both in standard and short LOP version and you can even get a Hogue shortstock if you want your stock really short. This stock is an amazing choice if you want simplicity, ruggedness and strength.
- 2. Magpul SGA stock
When you hear the name Magpul you know that you are buying great design and high quality. The MOE product line of Magpul is an affordable group of weapon accessories all made from plastic. The MOE Forend is a very good and sturdy stock to use.
While it is often argued that the Magpul SGA is rather ugly, nobody can dispute its sturdiness and the comfort it provides to the operator. The part of the stock that is similar to a pistol grip offers great steadiness when you hold your weapon, while it avoids giving you all that recoil into your hand, the way normal pistol grips would. This makes for a much more comfortable experience when using your gun.
It is great that this stock offers you the chance to find the length of pull (LOP) that suits you best by giving you 4 different spacers to use. This way you can choose what your Remington’s stock should be like.
Like most Magpul products there are plenty of smaller products that match your Magpul stock perfectly, among them are: sling mounts, cheek risers and butt adapter. This way you can further adapt your stock to your liking.
- 3. Mesa Tactical Telescoping stock
This stock is a bit pricey, but for a good reason. It is a high quality adjustable stock. This means that you can really find the LOP you want to the smallest millimeter. The stock comes with an aluminum receiver adapter to make it sturdier.
The amazing Hogue overmolded pistol grip offers amazing steadiness when holding your weapon, with its finger grooves and palm swells. For those who like pistol grips this way, you have a guaranteed positive grip with this stock.
There is even a recoil reducing version if you want one.
This short LOP stock is very easy to use and comfortable. The cheek riser and butt pad offer great cheek weld and steadiness when holding your shotgun. The angle of the pistol grip protects your hand from too much recoil, while its surface is perfect for a solid grip even in terrible weather situations. This stock comes with a recoil pad that protects you and your weapon from excess recoil.
This stock is mainly this popular because it is pretty cheap for a stock that reduces recoil. This stock helps rookies as well as veterans get used to the mighty recoil of a Remington 870, with less pain and effort. It does a great job at reducing the recoil the shotgun produces overall.
You can buy a cheek riser for this stock and it is adjustable. This means that with this stock you will have the perfect LOP as well as a comfortable cheek weld, which many can’t have with adjustable stocks.
The only problem is that this stock only work with a Wilson Combat oversized safety and none other. This stock also has parts that move, which can reduce steadiness.
All in all these stocks are excellent choices for Remington 870 operators. You have to weigh the pros and cons and find the stock that suits your best, both in price and quality.