Remington 870 in Greece (Sights, Scope Mount, Swivel Stud, Swivels)

Remington 870 in Greece (Sights, Scope Mount, Swivel Stud, Swivels,

Received very interesting letter from Greece. Owner of the Remington 870 shares his experience and photos.

Theodore, thank you very much for the very interesting information!

From Theodore:

Here in Greece it is only permitted to own smooth bored shotguns and they are mainly used for hunting. Red-dot scopes also require special permits (which I have) and are only issued to registered marksmen and only for use on a shooting range. You are not allowed to hunt with ANY type of scope enhancements. I only fire my gun at the range and 99% of the time I shoot slugs.

Remington Model 870™ Express® Deer Gun

Remington Model 870™ Express® Deer Gun

12 Gauge, 4 Mag. Cap., 20″ Fixed Improved Cylinder Barrel. (SKU 25565). This is one of the best smooth bored slug hunting guns one can buy for use with rifled foster or brenneke type slug. It can also be used with all types of shot. It is not very effective with sabot slugs. Sabot slugs should only be used with the rifled barrel version of this gun and are a little more accurate and effective to approx 150yrds, but it not as versatile. The IC smooth bore is extremely effective and accurate up to 100 yrds with all types of foster or brenneke slugs – it is not at all brand specific and grouping is always very tight. It is as accurate as my 6MOA red dot sight allows me to be. After all most shots extend max to 50-75yrds allowing respective accuracy of approx 3-4MOA at that range. I have zeroed my gun at 75yrds.

Nikon Monarch Dot Sights

Nikon Monarch Dot Sights
Nikon Monarch Dot Sights
Nikon Monarch Dot Sights
Nikon Monarch Dot Sights

30mm objective diameter with fixed 6 MOA dot size & 12 position dot intensity adjustment. Parallax setting 50 yds, 1 click = 1 MOA @100yds, Field of View @100 yds = 47.2 feet at 3” eyerelief, Nitrogen flushed & waterproof. (SKU 6606: Black Matte). This is NOT the VSD version – which is probably better as I would have preferred a 3MOA dot. Regardless, quality is superb, field of view is massive, the dot does not bleed, and light enhancement is unbelievable.

Remington Shotgun Saddle Scope Mount

X-Ring accuracy, precision matched highest grade aircraft aluminum (SKU 19440). If you need to fit this accessory I would not look anywhere else other than Remington. Fit, quality, finish is phenomenal. It also comes with a Lifetime warrantee.

Remington Universal Magazine Cap w/ Swivel Stud (SKU 19462)

The Deer gun does not come with any swivels for sling attachment. This is a great quality product, but the strange thing is that the replacement magazine cap is actually a much heavier duty and better quality cap than the original.

Remington Quick Adjusting 1,25” Sling with easy-attach swivels and thumb loop. (SKU 18641)

Good quality and practical piece of equipment. Well displayed brand name “Remington” which really adds oomph!! to the gun.

Planned next upgrades – SuperCell™ Recoil Pad. (SKU 19471). The reason is the gun kicks like a mule with slugs.

Remington Model 870™ Express® Deer Gun
Remington Model 870™ Express® Deer Gun

Theodore, thanks again for the interesting information and photos. Very nice shotgun!

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Vitaly Pedchenko

My name is Vitaly Pedchenko, I started this blog and forum to share information, tips, photos, and advice about the Remington 870 shotgun, accessories, and upgrades. Now I also own AR-15 rifle and MP5 pistol caliber carbine. I am firearms instructor, competitive shooter and IPSC Range Officer. I participate in practical shooting and 3-Gun competitions because they are the best way for me to test equipment and upgrades under stress. I am member of the PRACTICA shooting club. I also participate in REAGO, which provides Tactical Combat Casualty Care training. The main purpose of the Rem870.com blog and forum is to have a compilation of information about the Remington 870 shotgun in one organized, accessible place.

14 thoughts on “Remington 870 in Greece (Sights, Scope Mount, Swivel Stud, Swivels)

  • 15.11.2009 at 21:19
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    Very nice! I have a question for you, I am going to be swapping my 18.5″ barrel for a 20″ barrel possibly with rifle sights. I also have a red dot on a scope mount and I was wondering if the barrel sights are functional with the scope removed from the mount or is the rail in the way of the sights? Thanks, J.R.

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  • 16.11.2009 at 07:25
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    Видал я этот никон,установленный на МР-153.
    Честно говоря – не понравилось.
    Он, всё-таки, ОЧЕНЬ здоровый, оптическая ось сильно поднята над ствольной коробкой – целиться неудобно, нужна ещё одна щека на приклад.

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  • 16.11.2009 at 10:38
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    Dear J.R.

    Yes, the open sight is still functional with the scope removed giving you approx 2mm clearance from the rail mount (with the Remington Saddle Scope Mount in place). I have never tried this before and it actually assists to align gun with target quicker. Nice!!

    I always leave my scope on my saddle & remove the saddle with scope when needed. That way I don’t need to re-zero my sights when refitting. The saddle fit has no tolerance, whereas the scope might move a little (left or right) when re-mounting.

    Regards, Theodore.

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  • 16.11.2009 at 14:25
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    Dear J.R.,

    Yes, the sights are still usable (no problem aiming) with approx 2mm to spare.

    Best Regards,
    Theodore

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  • 16.11.2009 at 19:29
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    Theodore, Thanks for the info I appreciate. The reason I was asked was in case the scope battery goes dead while I’m out I could remove it from the mount and use the rifle sights as a back up.

    Thanks again, J.R.

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  • 20.11.2009 at 22:27
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    Hey Theodore! That is one absolutely GORGEOUS Remington! You must be very proud of it.

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  • 10.02.2010 at 14:50
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    very nice looking gun. how much? lol

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  • 12.03.2010 at 10:23
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    Dear Concern,

    Wants to import Remington Pump action Shotgun ,7.65mm Peitroberetta pistol(Italy made), 7.65mm Walther PPK(Germany), Walther PPKS model(USA) from Greece to Bangladesh. We have import permission of the government and we are also reknown arms dealer in Dhaka, Bangladesh.Please send me the details as soon as possible.

    Regard’s
    Nazib

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  • 16.03.2010 at 16:45
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    How can i get remington or tell me the procedurs how to buy one remington.please get in touch in this add.

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  • 17.03.2010 at 12:47
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    Nazib and Luan, please contact Remington company directly. This website is about Remington 870 shotgun but I don’t sell shotguns.

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  • 04.12.2012 at 17:19
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    I would like to ask Theodore, from Greece where you buy the Nikon scope?

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  • 04.04.2013 at 08:02
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    hi,,i have an 870 deer also,,love it,,what yr was your made,,? thanks,chuck

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