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Finally bought a 20" barrel for my 870, how are rifle sights?

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by drider, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. drider


    Mar 13, 2009
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2013
  2. Jager1

    Jager1 UtilitarianSect Lifetime Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    Phoenix, Arizona
    I enjoy the rifle sights on my 870's. It allows me to sight in using rifled slugs and are equally useful for directing buckshot. I actually prefer rifle sights to bead sights. I think you did quite well for the price, actually.

    Now, you need to sight it in (if using slugs) or pattern buckshot on paper to know the capabilities of your new barrel. Remember, it may prefer some slugs or buckshot over others.

    Don't want to comment on a sling setup, since I have nothing to go on as far as your configuration.

  3. Cajun


    Sep 29, 2003
    Southwest Louisiana
    I happen to love the rifle sights.. When I shoulder my 870 it is always spot on the target!
    Not sure about the slings, Tho I think I need to get some soon for some classes I hope to take.

    Enjoy your new tool and get some trigger time.
  4. drider


    Mar 13, 2009
    I will guys, I think i should of priced matched with midwayusa since shipping would be faster! But oh well, I'm excited to get this barrel, will look better than the 28" barrel for trap. In addition, 20" will be allowed for my trap sessions also I never knew how much these dang barrels weighed!
  5. pjanthony


    Feb 1, 2006
    I have a R870 with 20in slug sights / smooth barrel and I love it. I can put slugs into 2in at 50yds and it also makes buck shot patterns more on target for HD. Finally, I purchased a Remington factory 3 shot extension tube which gives me 7 2-3/4 shells in the tube and 1 in the pipe. Also, I installed a Hogue short length-of-pull overmolded stock and forend. Combined with the 20in barrel, the reduced length-of-pull stock results in an overall length just 1/2in longer than a standard Rem870HD with 18.5in barrel with 6 shells in the tube - Love it:
  6. glock2619

    glock2619 Work in Progres

    Jan 18, 2006
    Rapid City, SD
    Rifle sights work great for me.

    Only one word of caution. Under recoil of the slugs, you need to tighten the pinch screw (for elevation on the rear) pretty hard. I thought I tightened it adequately, but eventually under slug recoil (approx 25 slugs) during a 3-gun match I noticed it had moved. Mine are Wingmasters with the polished blue finish, so I would guess the police or express finish would grip better but I don't know what finish you have. Just my experience.
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2010
  7. drider


    Mar 13, 2009
    Thank you all, my barrel should be inboud by next week! I'll post pictures!