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Can you mount sights on a Vented Rib barrel?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by 12GA00buck, Feb 5, 2007.

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  1. 12GA00buck

    12GA00buck Member

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    I'm looking to get a second, shorter, barrel for my Mavarik 88 to use as a Brush gun/home defense. I've tried using the 28in barrel, but its an absolute nightmare trying to manuvere it through dense forest. I want to be able to use different chokes and mount some sort of rifle sights. This criteria eliminates the 18 1/2 inch cylinder bore barrel. I found a 20in vented rib barrel which accepts choke tubes.

    What are my options to improve the sight picture for slugs/buck shot use?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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    Williams makes a couple models of open sights that mount on vent ribs. Turkey hunters and those of us who use slugs like them. Not that costly either.

    I believe Midway and Brownell's carry them. Cabela's and Bass Pro probably.

    HTH....
     
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    I have had the opportunity to shoot a couple of tactical type shotguns that were fitted out with pistol sights on the vent rib. Really fast and accurate. I am assuming that you would have to have a gunsmith cut the dovetails in the rib.
     
  4. 12GA00buck

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    I just looked at Williams Sights, thats exactly what I was looking for.

    Fiber optic sights that mount on vented rib barrels and have windage ajustments for slugs!

    Thanks for pointing me in their direction.:)
     
  5. Matt G

    Matt G Moderator Emeritus

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    I ordered mine from Brownell's, about 10 years ago, and put them on just before a shotgun-only hunt in a state park. Haven't ever taken 'em off.
     
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