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Old August 2, 2012, 01:15 PM   #1
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1100/B Sq. Saddle Mt.

Hello all:
Due to my disabilty I'am forced to down size from 12ga. to a 20ga.
P/u a Rem.1100, LT 20ga, 2.3/4 with a 21'' smooth,w/rifle sights, #046XXX.
It has some leading to be removed, no problem.
I want to scope it with a B Square saddle mount.
Starting with checking that it's unloaded, then follow basic disasembly instructions, barrel, release pressure off bolt (slowly).
Can I then drift trigger pins out ? or do I need to remove bolt ass. and then drift out trigger ass. pins ?
Saddle mt. over top, install two bolts, tork to ?? inch pounds, foot pounds ?.
I know their are two diffrent DIA bolts (pins) 1-larger than the other, put in right hole (square peg/ round hole)(LOL).
Reasemble in reverse order.
Cycle action to see if over torked bolts bind it up.
Start on scope instalation next.
Any advice, any, will be appreciated
thank you for your time, Eagle Keeper out !
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Old August 3, 2012, 04:16 AM   #2
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I have used a saddle mount on a shotgun before (don't remember what brand of saddle mount). The mounts are easy to install, just push the trigger group pins out, mount the saddle mount, and install the retainer screws. Accuracy is only so-so with that approach because of the sloppy barrel-action fit. You can improve accuracy by pinning the barrel to the receiver, but then you are talking machinist time. Or, if this is a dedicated slug gun, you can epoxy the barrel to the receiver.

A better alternative might be to buy a slug barrel with a pre-attached cantilever scope mount if you can find one. Accuracy issues are non-existant because the scope mount is attached directly to the barrel. Added benefit is that the shotgun will retain its versatility as a bird gun if so desired.
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Old August 3, 2012, 09:37 AM   #3
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I think Scorch is referring to something like this:
http://www.hastingsdistribution.com/...ct_detail&p=48
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Old August 4, 2012, 11:17 AM   #4
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Thank you for the advice, I seem to over think most things.
Better safe than sorry, and keep the K.I.S.S. consept.
Will post results when finished, THANKS again all, Eagle Keeper Out
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Old August 4, 2012, 12:14 PM   #5
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Good call !!

Scorch + 1
Pretty much covers this and no, you don't have to remove the bolt. I have used these mounts on two occasions. The only thing I might add is, if at all possible, tape the face of the reciever at the contact points. This will reduce the possibilty of marring the finish on the reciever. Accuracy has never been a problem for me as most of my shots, are under 60yds. ...

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