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Author Topic: saddle mount for red dot / reflex  (Read 477 times)

Offline GD1656

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saddle mount for red dot / reflex
« on: May 19, 2022, 05:46:17 PM »
Does anyone use a saddlemount on a 870 or 11-87 20ga---what are your thoughts  Thanks

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Re: saddle mount for red dot / reflex
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2022, 08:30:02 PM »
My cousin put one on 2 years ago and he likes it. Says his seems tight and is holding up so far.

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Re: saddle mount for red dot / reflex
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2022, 10:38:05 PM »
I've got one 12 / 870 with Nikon Turkey pro scope and another one mounted on 20/870 and i have Simmons pro diamond on this mount... these mounts also give you the option of using your bead also.... never had the first problem with either gun and mounts ....

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Re: saddle mount for red dot / reflex
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2022, 08:29:52 AM »
what brand do you use ?

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Re: saddle mount for red dot / reflex
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2022, 09:08:24 AM »
what brand do you use ?
  B Square and UTG makes some good ones also...

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Re: saddle mount for red dot / reflex
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2022, 05:58:41 PM »
If your shotgun has a vent rib, I would look hard at one of these.

https://www.meadowcreekmounts.com/

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Re: saddle mount for red dot / reflex
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2022, 01:09:12 AM »
how about pros and cons for rib mount vs receiver mount

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Re: saddle mount for red dot / reflex
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2022, 02:09:46 AM »
You have to be careful about the saddle mount style, if you tighten them just a little bit to much, your gun will bind up and it will not cycle.  And it's right on the border of too much and not enough.  I really prefer drilling and tapping versus saddle mount/Meadow Creek mount.  Tried the Meadow Creek just not for me. I would rather have just a regular scope base to mount red dot or scope.

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Re: saddle mount for red dot / reflex
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2022, 10:05:32 AM »
If I had a choice, I would have the receiver drilled out by Sumtoy, you can take the barrel off and send the receiver to him, and he can take care of it and put a base on it that is really nice and low. If that is not what route you want to go, then the meadow creek would be my second choice.