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2ndAmendmentFreedom 09-10-2012 04:34 AM

Optics for Remington 870
Hey all,
Unfortunately living in Chicago I don't have fancy AR15 to accessorize so in the meanwhile I want to spoil the closest thing I have to a rifle: my shotgun.

My shotgun already has a rail and I'd like to get it a high quality red dot. I was looking at Aimpoint and the EOTech 512 and 517 in particular, but a lot of people are saying the EOTech sits way too high compared to the stock. I want to be able to rest my cheek on the stock and not hold my head up and end up with the red dot sight built into my eye while shooting.

I bet some of you already went through all this and found a working combination. Realistically I don't really want to spend more than $500 on this but if you have, don't hesitate to show me what you got!

PS: I'm not really interested in buying a new stock with an adjustable cheek riser or even a simple cheek riser, I want a sight that just plainly works with the factory gun.

2ndAmendmentFreedom 09-10-2012 11:58 PM

Come on, anyone? People really keep their 870 stock lol?

mountainman13 09-11-2012 12:15 AM

I hear vortex makes good shotgun optics.

2ndAmendmentFreedom 09-11-2012 12:55 AM

I'm going to check them out, do you use optics on your shotgun (judging from your signature lol) ?

mountainman13 09-11-2012 01:05 AM

No I don't. I have a nearly stock Mossberg 500

2ndAmendmentFreedom 09-11-2012 01:50 AM

Alright, unfortunately vortex seems to only make scopes and I'm looking for holo sights. It might sound a bit mall ninja but considering that I can't own any rifle where I live right now, 1oz 1600FPS slugs are all I got. I'm pretty sure I'll end up getting an EOTech has they have the best prices compared to other name brands, I'm trying to find which one sits the lowest on the rail (or maybe they all sit at the same height ?).

mountainman13 09-11-2012 01:53 AM

Eotech sights are all pretty close to the same height and width.

JTJ 09-11-2012 03:33 AM

Aimpoint Micro T1 and Vortex Sparc are available with low mounts. I use a Busnell TRS25 but I dont know how it would hold up the the shotguns recoil.

grahamzor 09-11-2012 03:38 AM

I can't recommend any sights right now. But I will be buying an optic for my 870 as well. If your anywhere near Indiana. I would suggest going to blythes in Griffith

locutus 09-13-2012 04:05 PM

Anything by EOTech or Aimpoint will serve you well.

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