Shotgun is mostly used on short distances, that is why you can see red dot or holographic non-magnifying sight on a shotgun more often than optic sight. Typically, red dot, reflex and holographic sights are designed for fast target acquisition usually within a 100-yard range, which is suitable for both hunting and tactical situations. Many shooting experts recommend that you shoot with both eyes open especially in a tactical situation. Red dot sights allow shooters to keep both eyes open because of the dedicated focusing of the sight. The shooting eye is not strained when using the sight.
A holographic sight on a weapon is a sight that does not magnify the image of the target. Instead, the sight has a glass optical window that the shooter looks through and sees a reticle image that gets superimposed on the target in the distance. Obviously, the reticle isn’t physically on the target, but in the glass optical window, it creates a hologram to make it appear like it is. This allows the shooter to more accurately aim at their intended target and fire at it without trying to get their target in the middle of some magnified crosshair.
Aftermarket sights is one of the frequently asked questions about Remington 870. Most of the shooters with bead only are strive to improve their sights. That is understandable because bead sight is very simple but has its limitations.
Ghost ring sights are believed to be one of the best choices for a shotgun. They enable shooter to aim really fast.
Remington 870 Trak-Lock Ghost Ring Sight Set is one of the best sets available on the market. It is reasonably priced, two times cheaper than alternative ghost ring sight set from Vang Comp Systems. Tritium Trak-Lock Ghost Ring Sight Set is also available but for higher price.
If you are a novice gun owner with a Remington 870 then you might not realize how many upgrades and accessories are available for your shotgun. You should take advantage of these upgrades instead of sticking with the factory version of your shotgun because they can help make the shooting experience more pleasant and increase your accuracy at the same time.
I have heard about such problem when front sight falls out of it’s groove and now I can show you photos which I took on the range. There were shooter with Remington 870 and front sight just fell off after several shots. Front sight was lost forever in a snow. Happily I have one spare standard dovetail front sight which I have given to the shooter.
Any ideas of how to avoid such problem? Please leave a comment.
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!