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Old March 4, 2010, 03:56 PM   #1
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Follow-up on Ghostring sights !

Now that I think I understand the pros and cons of Ghost rings Can someone tell me if a moderate do-it-yourselfer can put this sight on a Mossberg 500 or would it require the services of a gunsmith?

Should I try it??? Thanks Ted
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Old March 4, 2010, 04:07 PM   #2
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What's on your barrel now? If you have a rib, there are simple clamp on ghost ring site sets.
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Old March 4, 2010, 04:15 PM   #3
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Non-ribbed!
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Old March 4, 2010, 05:34 PM   #4
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Take it to a gunsmith, unless you have adequate tools to properly and absolutely center both sights with the bore, plus the drill press & bits, and screw taps (for the rear), and epoxy or silver solder for the front. Not a DIY job, imo.
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Old March 4, 2010, 08:26 PM   #5
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Tahitian

It's a bit difficult to get this job right. the relationship of rear peep to front post has to be dead center perfect. With out the correct fixture this is a difficult task, but not impossible. High Temp Silver solder almost always destroys barrel finish. One work around for the front sight is to use a barrel banded front sight. Here is a site to see an example.http://www.xssights.com/store/shotgun.html

Overall I agree with electrikladyland, unless this is something that you are willing to spend time and money learning for future use, let a good gunsmith have the headache.

Good Luck on your project, and Stay Safe
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Old March 4, 2010, 11:19 PM   #6
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Ghost Rings

Thanks for all the information. I do not think that I should try to do it myself..I was hoping that that there would be a simple 'Clamp-on device' But now I see that the proper and necessary pres ion requires a professional! So again thanks for all the information even though it shows me my limitations.
thanks Guys. Ted
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Old March 5, 2010, 01:29 AM   #7
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mossbergs and some remingtons have their receivers drilled and tapped and its merely a matter of getting the ghost ring sight kit and screwing it on... the front sight, however, has to be welded to the barrel, or you can buy a barrel that already has the front sight on it.
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Old March 5, 2010, 09:16 AM   #8
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Mossberg offers 500s from the factory with ghost rings. By the time you buy the sights and get them installed, you'd be most of the way towards paying for the 500 with factory sights on board.

Just sayin...

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Old March 5, 2010, 07:55 PM   #9
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I do believe there are a couple companies that make a DIY non-permanent GRS set. I think XS might be one of them.
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