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Remington 11-87 sights not right???

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by NYH1, Feb 25, 2013.

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  1. NYH1

    NYH1 Member

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    I have a Remington 11-87 Sportsman 12 ga. I bought a 18.5" Police Barrel with rifled sights for it. It shoots to the right. I have the rear sight adjusted all the way to the left and the front sight moved pretty far to the right. It still shoots about 4 or 5 inches to the right at 50 yards. Is there a reputable gunsmith that I could send it to that could fix this? Or is this something that I could do to fix it fairly easy?

    Thanks, NYH1.
     
  2. Fast Frank

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    I would think you could just look at it and see that it's crooked if it's that far off at 50 yards.

    Can you see anything mounted off center?
     
  3. Triangle 66

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    Look at the muzzle. Are there any dings or dents in the crown? To be that far off the barrel would have to be visibly bent, the crown FUBAR'd, or the sights installed crooked.

    Place a string in the groove of the rear sight and on the top of the front sight. The string should be in a straight line, in the centerline of the bore.

    If the barrel is bent get a new one.

    A dinged or dented crown is an easy fix.

    In the unlikely event the sights are on crooked, call Remington and see about them sending you a new one.
     
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    Am I missing something here? I know the OP says "rifled sights", is the barrel in fact a rifled barrel? Just saying, because crown doesn't do much on a smoothbore ;). If it IS a rifled barrel, then most certainly check the crown.
     
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    Even on a smooth bore a dented or dinged crown will effect accuracy. Being a shotgun I presumed it is a smooth bore.
     
  6. AI&P Tactical

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    Yes, you are missing something. Remington does not make a fully rifled barrel for the 11-87 in 18.5". It is a smooth bore. Send it back.
     
  7. Fred Fuller

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    I feel pretty sure the OP intended to say RIFLE sights. I'd guess the barrel is smoothbore.

    Is the FRONT sight insert (blade) properly centered up in the ramp too? I saw one of those get loose on another student in a shotgun class I was in a few years back, so they can move around sometimes. Fortunately she didn't lose the blade, and I was able to tighten up the dovetail a little with a good sharp centerpunch so the blade would stay put for her to finish the class.

    If the front sight blade is centered, are you shooting off a rest? If you're right handed and shooting from a standing position using a post or the like for a rest on the left side of the gun, holding the gun up against a hard surface will make it shoot away from the rest.

    Have you had anyone else try it, to see where it shoots for them?
     
  8. NYH1

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    Yes, it is a 18.5" smooth bore barrel with rifled sights on it. Sorry about that. It shoots a nice group.....just in the wrong place lol.

    AI&P Tactical, I bought the barrel from you. I started doing the AR thing a while back so I kind of put 11-87 on the back burner.

    NYH1.
     
  9. Virginian

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    Well, he already told you to send it back to him.
     
  10. NYH1

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    When did he tell me to send it back to "him"? I'm quite sure he meant send it back to Remington.

    However, being that the last three Remington products I bought have all had problems, I'm not sure if I want to send it (or them) back to Remington or see if a gunsmith can fix it. I'm not going to be able to fix the sights on the barrel so I'm going to have to have someone else fix it.

    Thanks for all the replies, NYH1.
     
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