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Old August 9, 2018, 05:49 PM   #1
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Help! Bead Sight Picture

All I have an 870 Police with bead sight barrel. The Remington does not have the bead stuck right into the barrel. Instead there is a little "platform" the bead sits on top of. What I am wanting to know is what is the correct sight picture?

Should that little platform be visible as in the left, or should I just see the bead as on the right?

Thanks in advance!
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Old August 10, 2018, 07:19 PM   #2
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is your bbl plain and tapered?
if so......right.
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Old August 10, 2018, 09:52 PM   #3
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If you are taking about shooting slugs every barrel is different. You should bag the gun and
see where it shoots. Then you designate your own sight picture. On plain barrel Rems the
bead is threaded into platform and can be replaced. The Vent rib guns screw into rib.

Getting a shotgun that shoots slugs over the bead is rare. If you are shooting buck or shot
at the range it's good for the bead is good enough, the sight picture means very little. You
are better off to pick up a slug barrel with sights for slug shooting. Rem 870s & 1100s
are capable of under 6" at 100yds with smoothbore and Foster slugs.

I have years of slug shooting experience. I shot in slug matches, had to deer hunt with slug
and have built dozens of slug guns out of every model shotgun you can think of. I have only
one gun that shot slugs with rifle accuracy over the bead. It was a Rem m31 12g with Mod
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