Here is something interesting for you. I met reader of the blog on training today. He has installed Remington 870 SGA Sling Mount on his Remington 870 Express Magnum with wood stock:
There are many ways to go about mounting a red dot scope onto a Remington 870 shotgun. Some of these ways are expensive, while others require more time and energy at a cheaper price. The most common way is to use saddle mounts by replacing the trigger pins with bolts for the mounts. However, the most reliable method of mounting a red dot scope is drilling and tapping the receiver first and then installing the rail. You will need a drill and skills in gunsmithing in order to do this properly. That is why it may be better for beginners or average users to just use saddle mounts with bolts that replace the trigger pins. This method is much simpler and faster to install. Once the mount is placed on top, you just screw the red dot scope into it or snap it in depending on the model.
This is article which was requested by many Remington 870 owners and finally I have found time to write it.
This post is about budget upgrades for Remington 870, you are not going to find Ghost Ring sights for $200+ or forend with flashlight for $300+ here. This post is how to upgrade your Remington 870 shotgun without robbing a bank.
Aimtech Warhammer Shotgun Mount, Remington 870
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The mount is especially designed for tactical operations. The mount places the rear sling attachment in front of the user. This allows shooters to shoulder their weapons quickly without becoming tangled. The mount also allows a single point attachment, or it can be used with a front sling mount for a two-point sling installation. The loop on the mount allows you to attach up to a 1 ¼ inch wide sling. The rear mount is installed directly behind the receiver in front of the butt stock.
Times when barrel clamps were ugly are gone. When I saw the new sling mount by Magpul I thought that it is made of plastic because design was extremely good. Magpul forward sling mount for Remington 870 looks great and made of metal!
More nice photos from JBall on Remington 870 Forum:
Here are a few shots off my stock Remington +2 extension with Magpul barrel clamp/sling mount…
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The best way to attach an M7 bayonet to your Remington 870 is to get S&J Hardware Bayonet Mount. It is extremely good and reliable, it is CNC machined from solid steel. Will work with Remington 870 factory magazine extension or S&J Hardware magazine extension for Remington 870.
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!
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
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
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.
Theodore, thanks again for the interesting information and photos. Very nice shotgun!
How to Mount a Red Dot Scope to a Remington 870