We have had an 870 wingmaster in the familt for almost 30 yrs. Its USED every year and hasn't given one problem. Awsome gun. You can get a Hastings riffled barrel for it. I think you can buy it on the internet for around $180.(3 years ago)
to get a good old wingmaster, look under side of gun, if the receiver where you load you shells in is shiney, thats an older one, and if at all possible, get the magnum receiver, and i picked up a parkerized smoothbore deer bbl at gun show for 90 bucks,
that is something I learned off my dad, and i'm not knocking the new 870's, but we love the beauty of the older 870's
Cabelas has got slug barrels for that under 200. I've got an 870 wingmaster and love it for upland. Mine only shoots 2 3/4 inch shells so it not to good for turkey and waterfowl. I'm sure newer ones take larger shells. I bought a benelli nova when they first came out and love it for the turkey and ducks.
Don't assume that when fall comes, or hunting season, that the big bucks, and big bulls leave. Whitetail deer bucks especially, simply hide. And they hide very well. Mule deer bucks may leave a little. Bull elk may leave, but don't assume they do. Don't assume any of them do. I mean - where would they leave to? (Just another place where, for the most part, they would be hunted.) These big animals have the ability to hide in very small, very obscure places. So, embrace the fact (...