Opinions wanted on 870 Project part list

Discuss all accessories and upgrades available for the Remington 870 shotgun: stocks, forends, barrels, chokes, magazine extensions, followers, safeties, sights etc.
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Re: Opinions wanted on 870 Project part list

Post by gWebber » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:20 am

devrep wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:53 pm
20" barrel is great for HD. most of the newer HD shotguns are 20" you'll never notice the difference.

Probably not, but just want to study on the option Of a 18.5.
My current Hastings barrel has a rib back so changing to a bigger XS sight is a problem as most of the XS 870 sights I’ve seen have a rounded base to sit on the barrel not on a flat rib.

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Re: Opinions wanted on 870 Project part list

Post by devrep » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:33 am

there are sights that clamp onto the vent rib with set screws. https://www.amazon.com/LPA-Fusion-Triti ... B01M124E5L
they come for various width ribs so you have to find the right one.

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Re: Opinions wanted on 870 Project part list

Post by gWebber » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:07 am

devrep wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:33 am
there are sights that clamp onto the vent rib with set screws. https://www.amazon.com/LPA-Fusion-Triti ... B01M124E5L
they come for various width ribs so you have to find the right one.
Took a look at the link. Yes, the front sight just body the the rib .... however.. if you read the full description it say “rear sight mounting requires milling”

I’ll pass on that one.

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Re: Opinions wanted on 870 Project part list

Post by gWebber » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:31 am

Banshee wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:41 pm
All Wingmasters are not magnums. I have two that are 2-3/4 receivers only. Magnum and non magnum ejection ports are the same length, the only difference is the ejector and the chamber in the barrel
I ran across this In my research and while I can vouch that it 100% accurate, it does make sense
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Re: Opinions wanted on 870 Project part list

Post by devrep » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:44 am

there are front and rear rib mounted sights. I just put up a quick example thinking that you would do a little research. excuse me.

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Re: Opinions wanted on 870 Project part list

Post by gWebber » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:25 pm

devrep wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:44 am
there are front and rear rib mounted sights. I just put up a quick example thinking that you would do a little research. excuse me.
Ok, my bad.

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Re: Opinions wanted on 870 Project part list

Post by BKinzey » Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:37 pm

Unless you plan to go the 'diving board" route (I got no idea what to call this contraption) most rear sights will involve "milling" if only for drilled and tapped holes to screw the sight on. I suppose someone makes one to be silver soldered on.
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Beyond how poor I think this looks, I question it's stability and structural integrity to mount sights on. I have no first hand knowledge though.

Personally I like Ghost Ring sights.

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Re: Opinions wanted on 870 Project part list

Post by Scorpion8 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:53 pm

BKinzey wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:37 pm
Beyond how poor I think this looks, I question it's stability and structural integrity to mount sights on. I have no first hand knowledge though.
They are actually very tight, because they afix the entire system via the action pins. I have a different model on my slug gun. Who made this one shown?
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Re: Opinions wanted on 870 Project part list

Post by gWebber » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:17 pm

BKinzey wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:37 pm
Unless you plan to go the 'diving board" route (I got no idea what to call this contraption) most rear sights will involve "milling" if only for drilled and tapped holes to screw the sight on. I suppose someone makes one to be silver soldered on.

870 Rear Rail.jpg

Beyond how poor I think this looks, I question it's stability and structural integrity to mount sights on. I have no first hand knowledge though.

Personally I like Ghost Ring sights.
While that’s an interesting option, I think (like you) it would be odd looking on a wood furniture Wingmaster (I want to keep it as uncluttered as I can). Ghost Ring sights seem interesting, but my thinking is for short range the big XS Dot Glowing would be quick to pickup and hit with, especially if I don’t happen to have my glasses on and in near dark in a HD situation.

Thanks for the suggestions.

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Re: Opinions wanted on 870 Project part list

Post by BKinzey » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:32 pm

Scorpion8 wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:53 pm
BKinzey wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:37 pm
Beyond how poor I think this looks, I question it's stability and structural integrity to mount sights on. I have no first hand knowledge though.
They are actually very tight, because they afix the entire system via the action pins. I have a different model on my slug gun. Who made this one shown?
Had to go back and look. :lol: :lol:

UTG and it's under $40. May not be the same quality as the $100+ Mesa Tactical version.

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