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SGreve32x 03-16-2012 05:12 AM

Quick Question?
 
I bought a new Remington 870 20 gauge for deer hunting and Im gonna put a scope on it. Are the scope mounts for a 12 gauge and 20 gauge the same for the 870 or not?

And what is the best scope mount for an 870?

Hunting Man 03-16-2012 06:03 AM

The mount will be the same. I'd look for a low power scope designed for shotguns. Something like a 1.5x 5.

BruceBruce1959 03-16-2012 06:29 AM

Yes the mounts are the same, Remington Outlet has this AimTech saddle mount on sale for $35.01, I don't think you'll find it at a better price.
Good Luck

tomlightfield 03-16-2012 07:06 AM

SG, good advice from both HM and Bruce, but I'm assuming you already have a rifled slug barrel for this gun?? If not and you need to buy a slug barrel, I would recommend a fully rifled cantilever scope mount barrel. That way you have a barrel with a permanently attached scope that you can remove without upsetting your point of impact, allowing you to use the gun for other types of hunting. Otherwise, the saddle type mount that Bruce suggested is the way to go. There is a company called B-Square that makes a really nice saddle mount, but it comes with a good set of rings also for $50 total. I've put 3 of these units on guns for other guys and they all like the way they are shooting. If you need more help, post again with a little more info like what barrel you are going to use, and I'm sure we could help with slug recommendation, etc.

SGreve32x 03-16-2012 12:37 PM

Yes, I do have a rifled slug barrel. As for slugs, Hornady SST is what I have been shooting out of the 12 gauge I have.

As for the scope, Im going witha 2-7x33 scope. Need to pickup scope rings now for it also.

Hunting Man 03-16-2012 12:47 PM

TLF, I have the B-Square mount on my 870 and really like it. So far the 3" shells haven't loosen things up at all.

tomlightfield 03-16-2012 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by SGreve32x (Post 68520)
Yes, I do have a rifled slug barrel. As for slugs, Hornady SST is what I have been shooting out of the 12 gauge I have.

As for the scope, Im going witha 2-7x33 scope. Need to pickup scope rings now for it also.

SG, Leupold has a set of rings called "Rifleman" series, they come in low, medium, and high and are $20/set, you can order them from Gander Mountain and their shipping is always free. They are by far the best rings I have found for that kind of money. I mounted 2 scopes on 2 870's last year with them for a b-in-law and his son and they are nice rings. If you are using a saddle mount be careful not to overtighten the mounting screws through the receiver, the action will bind up if you overdo it, and a dab of medium strength LocTite on ALL THREADS. Not trying to be a know-it-all, just been through this stuff a hundred times. And good choice of slugs, Hornady SST's are super accurate and kill well!!

tomlightfield 03-16-2012 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Hunting Man (Post 68521)
TLF, I have the B-Square mount on my 870 and really like it. So far the 3" shells haven't loosen things up at all.

I like them too HM, it's a good solid mount and works great.

deerless 03-16-2012 03:30 PM

I have a nikon prostaff shotgun scope 2-7X32 nice scope for the money, sorry cannot remember what the rings are....

SGreve32x 03-17-2012 04:01 AM

Im pretty sure I will be getting the B square mount and a 2-7x33 scope. What size rings will I need, Low or Med rings?


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