View Full Version : 870 ghost ring sights?
December 6, 2000, 05:41 PM
Looks like I'll probably be buying an 870 in the near future (maybe next week). I like the GR sights that are on my soon-to-be-sold Benelli, but the only 870 GR sights I've found are from Wilson/Scatterguntech. And it seems that $115 is a lot of money for those sights. Are there any other sources?
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December 7, 2000, 06:28 AM
I'm sure there are, but here's what I did. Using the front ramp and bead from a slug bbl,and a standard peep sight with the aperture removed,gives you the GR setup at a lower cost.The rear sight base stays on the bbl, but it's not in the way.
If your new 870(Congrats, great choice!) has a bead on the front and you don't want to swap out the bbl, any decent smith can install a ramp of proper dimensions,and either a Williams or Lyman peep.I suggest a little larger front bead that usual,painted brightly, for fast pickup in that big aperture.
Last peep I had done was a Lyman, and it ran about $65 installed on a Model 94.
Most of my hunting and all of my WIHTF longguns have peep sights, a good choice for Md brush hunting and keeping my %^&* in one piece.
December 7, 2000, 07:00 AM
Brownells has a variety of GR/peep sights.
December 7, 2000, 11:22 AM
Another choice for GR sights are MMC's http://www.mmcsight.com/mmcghost.html
I have them on my 11-87 Police and think they are great. If price is an issue then these may not be for you. They cost some $ but they are extremely well made and work great. You can also get them fitted with tritium to make them night sights.
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