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Postby crewking » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:23 pm

So I just bought my first gun. Went with the remmington 870 pump combo. One of the drawbacks, as I understand, with the remmington is the fact that if you want to put a scope on it you need to bring it to a gunsmith so it can be drilled and screwed on. My concern is that it seems a lot for an accessory that is a luxuary at best. Any thoughts?

Also being that I live in a very liberal state/city where I don't know where to find the nearest gunsmith, this seems to be a bit more of a hastle than it's worth.

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RE: Accessories

Postby shaman » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:18 pm

It depends.  I've got all my deer rifles scoped now, as well as my Mossberg shotgun.  For me, it's not a luxury.  I'm 52, and my eyes have gone to the point where I can't see the irons and the deer at the same time anymore.  In fact, I've had to remove my last 1.5-4.5X scope and replace it with a 3-9X, because I just can't see deer like I used to.

Some shotguns come already drilled and tapped for scopes.  With the Rem 870's, I think it depends.  Some rigs have cantilevered barrels.  If not, you can put a side-mount on an 870 that does not require a 'smith.

The important thing is what you're going to need to take a deer.  As long as you can put a slug consistently into where you need  without a scope, then a scope is unnecessary. 
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RE: Accessories

Postby paulie » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:40 pm

CrewKing, here is another option you could consider. ... type%3DGNU

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