870 tactical build- Ghost ring sights help! South florida

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870 tactical build- Ghost ring sights help! South florida

Post by j04blacksss2 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:21 am

Hi there, I've been looking around the forum, but cant seem to find anything. I have an 870 with the front bead sight on the barrel. I wanted to change them out for a set of ghost rings. I cant seem to find out how they install. I went by a local gun shop and they told me that to put ghost ring sights i will need to take it to a Remington certified Gunsmith. Is there any other options i can do for this? Does any one know of a Remington certified gun smith in south Florida?
Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: 870 tactical build- Ghost ring sights help! South florid

Post by Vitaly » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:46 am

Hi!

I think this post will help you, SCATTERGUN TECHNOLOGIES™ TRAK-LOCK® Ghost Ring Sight System installation on Remington 870:
http://www.rem870.com/2011/05/19/scatte ... ht-system/
http://www.Rem870.com - Blog about the Remington 870 Shotgun

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Re: 870 tactical build- Ghost ring sights help! South florid

Post by ecv » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:13 am

j04blacksss2 wrote:Hi there, I've been looking around the forum, but cant seem to find anything. I have an 870 with the front bead sight on the barrel. I wanted to change them out for a set of ghost rings. I cant seem to find out how they install. I went by a local gun shop and they told me that to put ghost ring sights i will need to take it to a Remington certified Gunsmith. Is there any other options i can do for this? Does any one know of a Remington certified gun smith in south Florida?
Thanks in advance for your help.
This worked great for me DIY, took less than 10 minutes to install. About $25 plus shipping from Brownells. My 870 is pre 2003, post 2003 model is also available.

http://tinyurl.com/apktuv2

Ghost ring (rear sight) is mounted using existing rear sight screw, front you just use a punch and drift the sight out from left to right. Start with light taps until it breaks loose.

Install by tapping from right to left until base is flush.

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Post by tasum » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:07 am

Very helpful and useful links. Thanks, love this forum :D

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Re: 870 tactical build- Ghost ring sights help! South florid

Post by RomeoPapa » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:59 am

I had my Scattergun Tech sights installed by Theo at Theo's Shotgun Corner in Charlotte Court House, Virginia. He turned the gun around in 2 weeks, which was quicker than any local gunsmiths quoted me. I believe the labor cost was $65, and I furnished the sights. If you've got a decent shop, it's probably DIY, but Theo did an outstanding job, much better than I could have, so it was worth it to me. Price also included staking the front with a roll pin.

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Re: 870 tactical build- Ghost ring sights help! South florid

Post by ecv » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:40 pm

Williams sights, no gun smith needed and less than $35. I put a set on in less than 10 minutes, really nice and easy. Here is a link: http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/si ... &aid=51123
962-000-083WB
Sight Set for Rem 2003 & earlier, Ghost Ring
Mfr Part: 70916

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Re: 870 tactical build- Ghost ring sights help! South florid

Post by Ace of Spades » Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:29 pm

j04blacksss2 wrote:Hi there, I've been looking around the forum, but cant seem to find anything. I have an 870 with the front bead sight on the barrel. I wanted to change them out for a set of ghost rings. I cant seem to find out how they install. I went by a local gun shop and they told me that to put ghost ring sights i will need to take it to a Remington certified Gunsmith. Is there any other options i can do for this? Does any one know of a Remington certified gun smith in south Florida?
Thanks in advance for your help.
If you want to go the whole way get your receiver drilled and tapped for a picatinny rail and then you can mount any ghost ring or red dot sight you like. However the simplest diy option maybe to go for a Meprolight tritium bead front sight and a Burris Speed Bead which you can mount between the stock and the receiver in a few minutes. Believe me a red dot is far superior to a ghost ring.
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