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Tactical shotgun sights Ghost Ring vs bead?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Gaust, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Gaust

    Gaust Portland Member

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    I've been building a Remington Model 11 tactical shotgun and need to add sights. Ghost ring sights look like a good option, but are they worth the money? I've been looking at the ghost ring and big dot from XS. I'm open to other brands or suggestions. Anyone have any advice on what to use?
     
  2. 3 AE

    3 AE Oregon Member

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    Gaust, Are you really taking a Model 11,which was a Browning A-5 licensed to Remington to build from 1911 to 1946,and turning it into a tactical shotgun? It seems that would ruin it's classic lines as a hunting shotgun. I'd leave the bead sight as is if that were the case.
     
  3. Gaust

    Gaust Portland Member

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    Yes I am. It's actually a pre-model 11 manufactured in 1909. I have a Browning A-5 already and would not do anything to it. I agree with you about not destroying a nice gun The Remington I purchased from another NWFA member. The barrel was already cut to 18.5", spraypainted, and the stock was in rough shape. Great start on a uniuqe tactical autoloader. The barrel has a solid rib and no sight or bead. Is a bead a good choice for a tactical shotgun?
     
  4. Brandon44647

    Brandon44647 Portland Member

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    I just bought a Weatherby PA459 with rear ghost site & front fibor optics, I also have a mossberg with just the front bead site. I prefer the ghost sites over the bead, it seems to be easier/quicker to get on target....
     
  5. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Normally, I would say ghost rings are worth the effort. But from the sounds of what you're building, I'd probably just have a bead installed...
     
  6. olywa

    olywa oly Member

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    I like the bead, I think it is fast to see and align.
     
  7. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Got the ghost rings on my Mossberg 590 and even though I like um, they're not for everyone. Maybe you could go to a gun store and throw up a shotgun that has them on to see if they will work for ya before you lay out the $$$
     
  8. The Quiet Man

    The Quiet Man rural Washington County, Oregon Active Member

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    I would stick with the bead, also. I made a "tactical shotgun" from an old Western Field pump gun that had a damaged barrel. I cut the barrel down to legal length+ fudge factor, and never did put a bead or any other kind of sight on it. I find that I shoot it fast and accurately without even thinking of a sight. I don't miss it a bit and have been shooting it for a long, long time like that. I even took a big tom turkey with it once... no sights and no choke!
     
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