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Posted: 9/22/2005 11:25:25 AM EDT
I have a Vang comped 870 with MMC sights that I would like to have a rail installed on just in front of the rear sight so I can install my Eotech 512 on it. I figured it would be a simple matter of finding a rail the right size and having the reciever drilled and tapped. Am I missing anything? thanks in advance.
Pat
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 12:00:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 12:02:08 PM EDT by eric10mm]

Originally Posted By Glockfan:
Am I missing anything? thanks in advance.
Pat


Yes, it's wrong.


Beyond that, I have to ask why. It's a shotgun, most likely shooting buckshot. Is a $300 sight really going to perform better than a plain bead sight at shotgun ranges with shotgun loads? Seriously.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 12:12:17 PM EDT
Actually I use my shotgun mostly as a means of bear protection when I am fishing and its loaded with slugs. I don't use buck much anymore. For me its more of a big bore short range carbine. Plus even if it was buck the Eotech is faster that Iron while being more precise. I have MMC ghost ring sights which are nice but I like the Eotech.
Pat
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:19:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 1:20:09 PM EDT by Not_A_Llama]
If you look on the bottom of your sight, I believe there's some sort of warning about it being incompatable with "Weaver" rails. "Weaver" being something of a nebulous term, I'd look for something more definitely Picatinny.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:26:32 PM EDT
Thanks I always thought they were interchangeable. Whats the main difference.?
Pat
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 4:10:24 PM EDT
Instead of drilling and tapping , you might want to get a KAC 870 RAS . If it doesn't work out for you , you can sell the components and not be out the 'machining' costs .
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 4:57:03 PM EDT
Do you have a picture of the kac mount.
Pat
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 10:41:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Glockfan:
Thanks I always thought they were interchangeable. Whats the main difference.?
Pat


There's some reading here
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 8:21:55 AM EDT
I've run several shotguns (and larger bore weapons) with an Eotech, and they have all worked very well.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 4:48:17 PM EDT
Nothing wrong at all. I plan to do something similar once I get my second EoTech later this year.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 7:55:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Glockfan:
Actually I use my shotgun mostly as a means of bear protection when I am fishing and its loaded with slugs. I don't use buck much anymore. For me its more of a big bore short range carbine.
Pat


Ahh, gotcha! With slugs I can see your need for a "precision" sight. I still question it with buck though.

But hey, I've only shot literally thousands of rounds of full power buck and slug loads through my pump guns with nothing more than the OE bead or ghost ring sights, and never failed to hit accurately and quickly out to extended ranges. So what do I know.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 8:46:49 AM EDT
Have several 870s with scope rails (the canaliver rail is too high to use well with the standard stock besides started over 30 years ago and nothing was out their execpt home made that was any good). All have worked great with Leupold 1.5 x 5 scopes or 1.75 x 6 scopes. Get the base which uses the larger screws to hold them on.

Regards
John
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 10:54:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By eric10mm:

Originally Posted By Glockfan:
Actually I use my shotgun mostly as a means of bear protection when I am fishing and its loaded with slugs. I don't use buck much anymore. For me its more of a big bore short range carbine.
Pat


Ahh, gotcha! With slugs I can see your need for a "precision" sight. I still question it with buck though.

But hey, I've only shot literally thousands of rounds of full power buck and slug loads through my pump guns with nothing more than the OE bead or ghost ring sights, and never failed to hit accurately and quickly out to extended ranges. So what do I know.



Ghostring sights are great. Its just the Eotech is faster. I like the Ghosting sights it has on it now and plan on keeping them on their as back up sights. I just love the Eotech.
Pat
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