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My favorite open sight for Remington open sight slug barrels
« on: August 15, 2019, 01:45:38 am »
TFX Pro- Remington sight.  Patridge sight picture and low light illumination.  Easy replacement for factory open sights.
The rear sight is sufficiently wide for a quick sight picture.

https://www.truglo.com/firearms-tactical/tfx-pro-remington-shotgun-sights.asp?catid=85782AB719C042A394366B7DDEB2FF93
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    Re: My favorite open sight for Remington open sight slug barrels
    « Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 01:53:27 am »
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    Re: My favorite open sight for Remington open sight slug barrels
    « Reply #2 on: August 15, 2019, 08:17:56 am »
    For what it's worth, I have found that rifled slugs generally group tighter from barrels with a chamber length that matches the shell length.  Jumping a quarter inch gap seems to distort foster slug designs.   :coffee
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    Re: My favorite open sight for Remington open sight slug barrels
    « Reply #3 on: August 15, 2019, 07:46:08 pm »
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    Re: My favorite open sight for Remington open sight slug barrels
    « Reply #4 on: August 15, 2019, 10:17:31 pm »
    I think you may be correct about the slugs.  I've never had a gun that really excelled at grouping the Foster type slugs from a smooth bore - better luck with the Brenneke style in terms of accuracy out of my guns.  Neither is particularly accurate for me at a hundred yards but that is a lot to ask from a non-rifled barrel and a projectile with all the aerodynamic efficiency of a badminton shuttlecock. 

    I understand that it is a tritium/fiber optic combo sight but I wonder, have you tried it outdoors or in the woods at dusk?   There is a time of day when it is hard to see an illuminated sight because its not exactly dark and also hard to see a light pipe type of sight because its not exactly light either.  Any experience with that kind of thing?   :hmm

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    Re: My favorite open sight for Remington open sight slug barrels
    « Reply #5 on: September 22, 2019, 01:53:19 pm »
    I went back to the open patridge style sight system after some poor low light experiences with ghost ring sights.  I simply could not find an index of elevation because the ghost ring completely disappeared without sufficient contrast. This was particularly pronounced when the ghost ring set up was used from within an enclosed ground blind. 

    Plus a ghost ring sight system requires a dedicated shotgun - forget switching to a vent rib or scout scope equiped barrel.

    Remington used to make a great scout scope barrel, but the marketing boys killed it by pushing a flexible cantilever extension for regular eye relief scopes.
    « Last Edit: September 22, 2019, 02:04:05 pm by RMc »
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    Re: My favorite open sight for Remington open sight slug barrels
    « Reply #6 on: September 22, 2019, 05:14:33 pm »
    I agree with you re: the ghost ring set-up.  I tried a home defense rig once with that type of rear sight and it was a humbling experience.  Not good at all in some environments.  Since then I have come to prefer either a dot on a post type sight picture or a dot on a dot like the Heinie Straight 8 style pistol sights on a traditional iron sighted gun.   For me the jury is still out on the red dot/reflex/holographic sights on a heavy recoiling self defense shotgun.  I like the quickness they provide in sight acquisition but electro-mechanical devices are prone to failures not common with iron sights. 

    For hunting situations I like your selection as well as any. 
    « Last Edit: September 22, 2019, 05:28:04 pm by coelacanth »
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    Re: My favorite open sight for Remington open sight slug barrels
    « Reply #7 on: October 03, 2019, 06:38:09 am »
    Remington used to make a great scout scope barrel for the 870, but the marketing boys killed it by pushing a flexible cantilever extension for regular eye relief scopes.

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    Re: My favorite open sight for Remington open sight slug barrels
    « Reply #8 on: October 03, 2019, 05:24:34 pm »
    Yup.  If it isn't projected to sell enough units to justify the costs of the production run its not looked upon favorably by the bean counters.
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    Re: My favorite open sight for Remington open sight slug barrels
    « Reply #9 on: October 06, 2019, 08:15:21 am »
    Yes, Remington had a great extended eye relief "Scout" mount system, but the marketing department seemed set on advertising it with regular eye relief scopes using a long, heavy, rube-goldberg add on cantilever extension.  The long cantilever extension would flex under recoil requiring the addition of a rubber pad to protect the shotgun receiver! 

    « Last Edit: October 06, 2019, 08:29:28 am by RMc »
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