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kphunter
August 12, 2008, 01:21 PM
I'll be using my Remington 870 Express Super Mag for turkey hunting this fall. I'm thinking of putting a red dot on it, but I don't want it permanently mounted as I use this gun for upland birds and dove too.

Is there a red dot scope and mount I can install and easily remove w/o hiring a gunsmith?

Thanks,

KP

rantingredneck
August 12, 2008, 01:22 PM
Weaver makes a couple of variations that attach through the trigger group pin holes. Basically looks like a saddle sitting on top of the reciever that bolts through the pin holes. Usually about 20-30 bucks or so.

I think they make a steel/aluminum version and a polymer version.

chickenman
August 12, 2008, 01:23 PM
I thought those red dots were easy to on and off. It mounts on the side right?

rantingredneck
August 12, 2008, 01:25 PM
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/59425-34.html

http://www.thrift4namebrands.com/servlet/the-126/WEAVER-48340-NO-GUNSMITH/Detail

http://thehuntersmall.stores.yahoo.net/re1111870mo5.html

A few variations.

kphunter
August 12, 2008, 03:40 PM
Thanks for the recommendations. So, these rails or mounts require no holes to be drilled into the barrel, is that your understanding?

KP

rantingredneck
August 12, 2008, 04:02 PM
No,

You push the trigger group pins out and replace them with bolts that go through the trigger pin holes.

kphunter
August 16, 2008, 01:50 PM
Gotcha. Any issues with the mount scratching the blueing on the receiver/barrel while it's mounted?

KP

rantingredneck
August 16, 2008, 03:11 PM
A distinct possibility.

kphunter
August 16, 2008, 04:49 PM
Tape the receiver with masking tape before mounting the saddle mount?

KP

rantingredneck
August 16, 2008, 05:04 PM
Wouldn't worry about it personally. Working guns will have marks.

kphunter
August 16, 2008, 05:12 PM
Ok, thanks.

Here's another question. I recently replaced my plain, hardwood stock on my shotgun with a nice laminated stock. So, I have a turkey hunt in the fall, and I'm wondering if I should drill a hole into the buttstock of the new stock to install the screw for the sling swivel. The alternative is to swap back to the old stock for turkey season as it has a swivel already screwed into it, and then back to the new stock for upland bird and dove season.

Is it ok to drill a hole into a laminated stock?

What d'ya think?

KP

rantingredneck
August 16, 2008, 05:47 PM
Shouldn't be a problem. Drill slowly. I'd use a smaller diameter bit at first to do a pilot hole. Then open it up with the appropriate size bit, then countersink the hole slightly so that the swivel stud will sit down into the stock slightly.