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rrr70
08-18-2008, 7:30 PM
I'm picking up Mossberg 500 next week from Big 5.:D
Already have some farkles on order
Knoxx SpecOps Stock
Weaver rail
Factory Ghost Ring sight.

Was doing some more research and it looks like GRS need some gunsmithing.
So, if I want to swap barrel I have to put a new sight?
What is opinion on Red Dot on shotgun?
Any recomendations on something up to $100?

Thanks!:)

apbrian112
08-18-2008, 7:37 PM
all the open class 3 gunners run either:
-dr
-j point
-cmore
red dots on their 3 guns. what are you using your shotgun for? primarily HD? if so, i'd just run open sights (either the standard bead or a FO front site) and forego the work involved with adding GRS to a shotgun that didn't come with them from the factory.

rrr70
08-18-2008, 7:40 PM
all the open class 3 gunners run either:
-dr
-j point
-cmore
red dots on their 3 guns. what are you using your shotgun for? primarily HD? if so, i'd just run open sights (either the standard bead or a FO front site) and forego the work involved with adding GRS to a shotgun that didn't come with them from the factory.

HD, target shooting, trap(maybe:D).
When I held it at the store it didn't feel right without the sights.

emc002
08-18-2008, 9:02 PM
Red Dot. My cheapie NCStar on a Weaver Rail has stood up to over 2000 rounds and works just fine.

The Cable Guy
08-18-2008, 11:07 PM
Red Dot. My cheapie NCStar on a Weaver Rail has stood up to over 2000 rounds and works just fine.

Which one did you get? Pictures perhaps? my company carries a limited inventory of NcStar red dots.

rrr70
08-18-2008, 11:08 PM
Red Dot. My cheapie NCStar on a Weaver Rail has stood up to over 2000 rounds and works just fine.

Do you have an open one or a tube one?

emc002
08-19-2008, 11:07 AM
Which one did you get? Pictures perhaps? my company carries a limited inventory of NcStar red dots.

It is this one (http://www.opticsplanet.net/ncstar-red-dot-sight-tactical-red-dot-with-4-different-reticles-black-d4b.html)
I've only rezeroed it once after a one day class where I put 1000 rounds downrange in 8 hours.
I should add that I do have the Knoxx Recoil Absorbing Stock on my Mossberg 500.

TZL
08-19-2008, 3:20 PM
I have the cheap-o ebay solarforce 4 red dot on my mossberg 500, works fine...so far have about 200 shells downrange and it holds zero as well as i could expect for a shotgun.....however I might end up putting an ATI top-folder and ghost rings on the Mossberg and moving the red dot to then next shotgun...

its mounted on a UTG top rail, also from ebay


$27 for the red dot, $8 for the rail, <$40 total....

http://cgi.ebay.com/Solarforce-4-Model-Reticle-Red-Dot-Reflex-Sight_W0QQitemZ270264846194QQcmdZViewItem?hash=ite m270264846194&_trkparms=72%3A552%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C2 40%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

http://i10.ebayimg.com/03/i/000/fc/48/5f4a_1_sbl.JPG