red dot scopes on a vent rib barrel

Discussion of the Remington 870 for hunting.
Post Reply
sb1010
New Shotgunner
Posts: 14
Joined: Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:37 pm

red dot scopes on a vent rib barrel

Post by sb1010 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:35 pm

Has anyone mounted a red dot scopes on a vent rib barrel?
I am trying to improve my accuracy with normal rifled slugs (Foster slugs).
I wonder if anyone has found this to be helpful.

User avatar
Synchronizor
Elite Shotgunner
Posts: 3022
Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:04 am
Location: The Inland Northwest
Contact:

Re: red dot scopes on a vent rib barrel

Post by Synchronizor » Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:51 am

Are you talking about just using a red dot with a vent-rib barrel, or actually attaching the red dot directly to the rib?

sb1010
New Shotgunner
Posts: 14
Joined: Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:37 pm

Re: red dot scopes on a vent rib barrel

Post by sb1010 » Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:15 pm

It's just has a vent rib barrel. Where the scope mounts doesn't matter as long as it works.
Just trying to improve accuracy.

I've seen some mounts that go on the receiver, that use the trigger group pins. If you remove the scope can the mount stay in place and still wing/trap shoot.

Put it back on for deer season and adjust.

I'm trying to use one gun for many things.

User avatar
Vitaly
Owner
Posts: 1188
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:27 am

Re: red dot scopes on a vent rib barrel

Post by Vitaly » Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:34 pm

My post about red dots on Rem 870:

How to Mount a Red Dot Scope to a Remington 870

Image
http://www.Rem870.com - Blog about the Remington 870 Shotgun

User avatar
Synchronizor
Elite Shotgunner
Posts: 3022
Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:04 am
Location: The Inland Northwest
Contact:

Re: red dot scopes on a vent rib barrel

Post by Synchronizor » Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:58 am

If you want to use a scope with your current vent-rib barrel, a bolt-on scope mount for your receiver is probably the way to go. This setup probably won't hold zero real well, but it should do well enough for smoothbore slugs, and you can detach the mount and scope together when you don't need it.

Another option, if you have the money to spend, is a dedicated slug barrel with a cantilever scope mount. These barrels are rifled to use more precise spin-stabilized slugs in addition to smoothbore slugs, and because the scope is mounted directly to the barrel, you can easily swap the barrel on and off without losing zero or having to bolt or un-bolt anything.

Image

User avatar
Vitaly
Owner
Posts: 1188
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:27 am

Re: red dot scopes on a vent rib barrel

Post by Vitaly » Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:51 pm

Slug barrel with rail is a nice option but pretty expensive, $399.99 on Brownells and $289.99 on Cabela's
http://www.Rem870.com - Blog about the Remington 870 Shotgun

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest