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Author Topic: 870 compact drill and tap?  (Read 777 times)

Offline goindeep

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870 compact drill and tap?
« on: April 14, 2019, 11:24:27 AM »
How hard is it to have an 870 compact drilled and tapped, I am assuming that it doesn't come that way? Any pics would be great!

Offline nyhunter

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Re: 870 compact drill and tap?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 11:30:40 AM »
No they don't come drilled and tapped.  Had a gunsmith do mine a couple weeks ago with no problems.  just make sure who ever does it is reputable so you know they know what there doing!

Offline goindeep

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Re: 870 compact drill and tap?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 11:44:09 AM »
What is the recommended base to use for it?

Offline Phire Phite

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Re: 870 compact drill and tap?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2019, 01:18:55 PM »
scope or red dot?

Offline goindeep

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Re: 870 compact drill and tap?
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2019, 01:55:42 PM »
Red dot. More than likely vortex venom.

Offline Spurs Up

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Re: 870 compact drill and tap?
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2019, 06:45:35 PM »
What is the recommended base to use for it?

No need to drill 4 holes and mount it on a rail. Drill & tap 2 holes in the thicker portion of the receiver and mount your Vortex on a Marlin 336 base. Clean and low profile...

Offline Recurve

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Re: 870 compact drill and tap?
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2019, 07:04:42 PM »
Better yet purchase a saddle mount. At some point you decided to go with open sights. Simply remove the mount

Offline dirt road ninja

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Re: 870 compact drill and tap?
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2019, 06:21:55 AM »
It not hard.