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Author Topic: Rib mount or Receiver mount  (Read 627 times)

Offline tonyzzzz

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Rib mount or Receiver mount
« on: March 05, 2021, 08:34:04 PM »
Decided it was about time to put a sight on my Benelli M1 90.  Now to decide whether to just it on the rib or go the drill and tape route and mount it on the receiver.  Pros vs cons?

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Re: Rib mount or Receiver mount
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2021, 08:25:41 AM »
 Drill and Tap it.    :z-twocents: :z-twocents:
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Re: Rib mount or Receiver mount
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2021, 11:17:04 AM »
Drill and tap it X2 ^^^^^

Offline madstrutter

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Re: Rib mount or Receiver mount
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2021, 09:59:18 PM »
Decided it was about time to put a sight on my Benelli M1 90.  Now to decide whether to just it on the rib or go the drill and tape route and mount it on the receiver.  Pros vs cons?

Meadow Creek rib mount is hands down the way to go.  You're able to get the dot out away from you to provide more clarity and a better field of view since you're not looking through as much glass as you are with the dot right in your face.  Also, your dot is connected to your barrel, not the receiver.  Unlike rifles, there isn't a rigid connection between barrels and receivers on shotguns so you always know the load is going to hit where the barrel is aimed.

Offline tonyzzzz

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Re: Rib mount or Receiver mount
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2021, 10:52:51 PM »
I think the rib mount is the way I'm going to go.   I am not comfortable drilling the Benelli.  I know guys do it but I have had quality gunsmiths tell me no. 
« Last Edit: April 05, 2021, 09:15:22 AM by tonyzzzz »

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Re: Rib mount or Receiver mount
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2021, 07:19:13 AM »
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Well, ya know what is said about opinions..! :camohat:
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Re: Rib mount or Receiver mount
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2021, 03:07:25 PM »
Decided it was about time to put a sight on my Benelli M1 90.  Now to decide whether to just it on the rib or go the drill and tape route and mount it on the receiver.  Pros vs cons?

Meadow Creek rib mount is hands down the way to go.  You're able to get the dot out away from you to provide more clarity and a better field of view since you're not looking through as much glass as you are with the dot right in your face.  Also, your dot is connected to your barrel, not the receiver.  Unlike rifles, there isn't a rigid connection between barrels and receivers on shotguns so you always know the load is going to hit where the barrel is aimed.

OP already decided, but just to be unnecessarily argumentative... You can drill and tap the rib for a SumToy base. Bedded to the rib, this is hard to beat. I dropped mine on a rock. The FF3 took the hit and bent the frame, crunching the lens a little. That was three seasons ago. Haven't had to touch it.

Bedding is critical. These mounts aren't milled to close enough spec. to rely the screws alone. There isn't enough material in the rib to hold enough thread.

Offline WildTigerTrout

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Re: Rib mount or Receiver mount
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2021, 04:43:36 PM »
I had my Benelli SBE I and my Nova 20 ga. drilled and tapped with no problem.   Just ensure you have a good gunsmith do the work.
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Re: Rib mount or Receiver mount
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2021, 09:58:01 PM »
I just picked up an sp10 and wanted to get it drilled and tapped but couldn't find anyone close. So i just ordered a meadow creek mount. Won't be sure if ill dig it or not but i am excited to get a red dot on it. She's a killer!
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