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Old 04-21-2008, 11:15 PM
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Default need 870 sights... suggestions

I have a wierd need for a set of 870 sights. When I was a kid, I losy the sight in my right / dominant eye. So being right handed, I had to learn to shoot lefty. From a bench, or rifle, I shoot lefty. Pistols, still righty, with a serious head tilt. But I still feel most comfy with my 870 shortie from right handed. That forces me to REALLY tilt the head to shoulder it rt side, but use left eye.

As a result, I need a nice high sight system to add to my 870 for the house.

Any suggestions? Has anyone ever modified the mossberg ghost rings to fit the 870?
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:21 PM
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It depends how high you want it. If you want it real high then mount a pic rail to it and then attatch a LPA or some other GR site in the rear for the front you'll need to have a tall site made. It would be easier if you had a VR barrel. Look through Brownells there is a clamp on front site you might like or you'll have to have it silver soldered on and the barrel refinished.

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Old 04-21-2008, 11:21 PM
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Wilson Combat has ghost ring sights:
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Old 04-22-2008, 1:49 AM
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One of my 870s has a Remington factory rifle sighted barrel like this:

The sights are fairly high. Just for giggles I got it, closed my right eye, shouldered it, and tried to sight only using my left. I had to really crank my face and nose into the stock, and I had to position my head near the butt - it was very unnatural feeling - but I was able to do it. ( Although I'm not sure I'd want to fire it like this. It feels like it would be very painful. ) Maybe that's an option?

However, from my limited experience playing around, I wonder if you'd be better off with a rail on the receiver and an EOTech or an Aimpoint on a high mount?

Randy's idea for a clamp on sight is interesting: perhaps you could get one, but orient it on a 45(?) degree angle off to the left? Then skip the rear all together; you don't really need it for a house gun.

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