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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-15-2017, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Rifle sights for slug shooting?

In Nj, when shooting slugs in a smoothbore shotgun, you are required to have adjustable rifle sights on the shotgun. Is this required in pa? Or, is it acceptable to use the barrel and bead on my 870?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-16-2017, 02:18 PM
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No rules requiring adjustable sights.

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That was how I read it in the digest. Thank you, sir.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 04:46 PM
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Yeah there is nothing that says you have to have sights on a shotgun to shoot slugs or sabots etc. When my son's started deer hunting I started them out using my old 20 gauge single shot. It has a bead on the front, and I took a triangular file and filed a small notch in the receiver to sort of make a rudimentary rear sight. It works well enough to allow accuracy to keep the slugs in a pie plate sized target out to 50 yards.
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Adding sights to a slug gun is not required; however, it will probably improve accuracy. Today many add-on sights have fiber optics which aid in low light and are quicker and are more precise to line up during the aiming process.
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Adding sights to a slug gun is not required; however, it will probably improve accuracy. Today many add-on sights have fiber optics which aid in low light and are quicker and are more precise to line up during the aiming process.
Any recommendations for sights to add to a remington 870? Vent rib?
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There are several Mfg. I use Williams on one of my 20 ga. turkey guns they are around 25-30 bucks. Williams also makes one called the "Slugger" around $30.
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Any recommendations for sights to add to a remington 870? Vent rib?
Look for true glow turkey sights .. they are plastic and better ones are metal...
they are adjustable and lock on to the vent rib.
Or get a saddle mount and toss a scope on it.
I have a few sets of millet rings that actually clamp on to a vent rib of an 870 down in one of the boxes lol ive never even used them before.
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