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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-23-2010, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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canalever or not

would you use a canalever barrel or would u use the saddle type mount for a reminton 870 express in 20 ga
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-23-2010, 10:17 PM
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Re: canalever or not

I actually hate them both, but would opt for the cantilever because it is part of the barrel, and on most bird/slug guns there is too much play in the barrel to do otherwise.....I mush prefer a fixed barrel gun like an Ithaca Deerslayer II with the tapped receiver.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-24-2010, 01:00 AM
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Re: canalever or not

between those 2 choices the cantilever is the way to go. if you go with a saddle please make sure it is a metal one the plastic ones really flex a lot when fired.

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-24-2010, 01:45 AM
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Re: canalever or not

Go cantilever,
If you want a barrel that does not have a lot of movement drill and tap(fine thread)the ring that circles Magazine tube 2holes 60 degrees apart use allen hd set screws with no mar/plastic end feature and adjust so it is snug.
If you are not handy get Gunsmith to do it really improves accuracy on 870's.
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Re: canalever or not

Cantilever, no argument. the cantilever setup allows the scope and barrel to maintain alignement after removing the barrel from the shotgun. I've used this setup for quite some time and it's never needed re-sighting.

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Re: canalever or not

Cantilever is OK for a scope but it was to high for a Bushnell Holosight Red Dot...Best to use a Weaver Mount and hopefully your shotgun is already tapped.. if not...Your going to have to get it tapped.

Saw people using saddle mounts for Holosight type red dots.
Don't know if they worked for them..
However if the saddle mounts are high like Cantilever then probably not good for SOME red dot equal to Holosights..
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Re: canalever or not

Cantilever is what I use.

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Cantilever is what I use.
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Cantilever is what I use.
me too

I haven't had to touch a knob since I sighted mine i years ago.

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Re: canalever or not

Same here cantilever barrel on the 870 so accurate
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