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replacement sights for 870 slug barrel?

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  1. Kingcreek

    Kingcreek Member

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    I had this posted in "long gun sights and acc" forum for awhile with no reply so I thought I would try here.
    I've got a 12g slug barrel with standard open rifle style sighs. I would like to replace the dovetailed white dot front and ramped adjustable white triangle rear. Anybody know of fiber optic light pipes or other hi viz replacements that would use the same soldered bases? I've taken a lot of Illinois whitetails over the years with the old 870 express magnum and 1oz slugs. Its a smooth bore with rifled choke tube. This year the sights were harder for me to see because we had 11 inches of snow first season. Last year I had a 10 pointer in front of me at 35 yards but was too dark or dim to see both deer and sights from inside ground blind so I didn't shoot.
    Thanks
     
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  4. Kingcreek

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    The Williams sights won't work, there is no vent rib.
    The truglo sights might be just what I'm looking for. Thanks!
     
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    Yes, Remington rifle sights are dove tailed into a base. There are plenty of after market sights for the Remington Rifle sight barrels so simply shot around.
     
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    Thanks. Several searches were unsuccessful, even Brownell's and Midway under 870 replacement sights.
     
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    I have those truglo sights on my 870. Got em on Amazon, and they work great
     
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    XS Express sights might work for you - https://www.xssights.com/Products.aspx?CAT=8270

    Shallow V notch rear and Big Dot front ... tritium in both. I have them and like them. The lamp in the rear sight is vertical, at the notch, and the front dot makes a 'pumpkin on a fence post' sight picture. See pictures at the link above.

    And they're quick to get on target with too - adapted from African express rifles.
     
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    Yeah Tritium XS express sights go where the original were and are the best I have seen. ;)

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