View Full Version : Replacing 870 Slug Barrel Sights?
November 28, 2001, 07:19 PM
I have a 20 or 21" barrel for my 870 that has rifle sights on it. They are too high for me. When I throw the gun up to shoot, I have to then move my head up to align the sights.
I have this for HD and would like a lower, more simple, more robust sight setup.
Does anyone know of a company that makes replacement sights for this barrel? I would like a solution that I can simply swap out.
Thanks for any help,
November 28, 2001, 08:12 PM
Wow. I have the exact opposite problem. I have a rifle-sighted 870 that has a Monte Carlo stock. That stock places my head so high that I can not see through the rear sight.
I will be putting a set of old police trade-in stocks (that I am refinishing) on to fix that.
Perhaps you might want to look into an MC stock. They're fairly cheap and certainly fill the requirement of "easy swap".
November 29, 2001, 06:18 AM
Why don't you guys swap stocks(G)?....
Seriously, Steve, how about making your cheek weld a little lower on your face? I cheek my 870 TB trap tool high, right up under the cheek bone, but my standard stocks are cheeked a bit lower.
IOW, shoot with more of a heads up stance. It sounds like you "Crawl" the stock a bit too much.
Make SURE your 870's EMPTY,then practice mounting it at home and groove the new weld in. Bet it works, unless your physiognomy is quite far from median.
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