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New 870 Sights

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by Tom Givens, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. I finally managed to get a new Remington 870 barrel with the "DEA Sights" on it. 18", Imp Cyl. The new sights look odd at first. The rear sight is mounted just forward of the receiver. It is low, very beefy, and blocky. It looks VERY sturdy. The blade is the express type with a white vertical center line. This is NOT the replacement XS sight for the Remington factory rifle sights. This is a sturdy fixed rear sight.

    The front sight is a white dot on a ramp. I got to do some preliminary testing today.

    Federal 00 Buck, 2 rds @10 yds, 2 rds @ 15 yds, and 1 rd at 25 yards, all on one target. You could cover the pattern from all five rounds with my hand with the fingers spread out. Centered right on the sights.

    Winchester Ranger Low Recoil slugs, 5 rds at 25 yds, offhand, fairly quickly. 4 of 5 went in the same ragged hole, 5th was barely out, my fault. Dead on the sights.

    Brennekke Tactical Home Defense slugs, 5 rds at 25 yds. Bigger group, centered but low. That barrel definitely prefers the Ranger slug.

    The sights are very quick to pick up and look REALLY rugged. I like!
     
  2. Willard

    Willard Who, me?

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    It would be great if you could post pictures of these sights! "Cause, I have no idea what they look like!

    kthxbai!
     


  3. aippi

    aippi

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    I don't know how to post pictures on this site but you can see the barrel at www.gunbroker.com by entering auction number 158760248. There are plenty of pictures of it.

    The rear sight has no windage or elevation so it appears to me to simply be there to get a quick fix on the front bead. However, you can drift it over for windage if needed. If Tom says it is fast then you can take that to the bank. Based on his assessment of this barrel I am going to start featuring it as I have that much confidence in what he says about fighting shotguns.
     
  4. B Coyote

    B Coyote

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    I've said it before elsewhere and I'll say it again here...A set of XS sights would make the 870 THAT much better as a fighting shotgun.

    They are seriously awesome.

    bc