A scope mount is important for a number of reasons. First, it helps to keep the scope in place so that it does not move around and lose its zero. Second, it helps protect the scope from damage if the gun is dropped or banged around. Third, it makes it possible to quickly and easily remove the scope for cleaning or repair. Fourth, it can help to improve the accuracy of the gun by keeping the scope from moving. Fifth, it can make it easier to use the gun in low light conditions.
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DISASSEMBLY PROCESS OF REMINGTON 870
Disassembling a Remington 870 is a relatively simple process that can be completed in a matter of minutes. First, remove the factory magazine cap and unscrew the barrel nut. Next, slide the scope mount onto the barrel and tighten the set screws. Finally, reattach the barrel nut and magazine cap. With the scope mount installed, you will now be able to attach a scope to your Remington 870 and take advantage of its improved accuracy.
LET’S DISCUSS STEP BY STEP OF MUNTING A SCOPE ON REMINGTON 870
1. UNLOAD YOUR SHOTGUN AND MAKE SURE IT IS UNLOADED.
Before beginning any work on your shotgun, it is of the utmost importance that you unload it and make sure it is unloaded. To do this, open the action and visually inspect the chamber and magazine to ensure that there are no rounds present. Once you have verified that the shotgun is unloaded, you can proceed with installing the scope mount.
2. SEPARATE THE BARREL FROM THE RECEIVER.
Then you will need to first separate the barrel from the receiver. This can be done by unscrewing the barrel nut, which is located just behind the front sight. Once the barrel nut is removed, the barrel can be slid out of the receiver.
3. USING A DRILL, MAKE TWO PILOT HOLES IN THE RECEIVER, ONE ON EACH SIDE OF THE RECEIVER’S CENTERLINE.
Using a drill, make two pilot holes in the receiver, one on each side of the receiver’s centerline. Next, using a 1/4″ drill bit, enlarge the pilot holes. Now, using a 5/16″ drill bit, enlarge the pilot holes to the final size. Finally, using a 1/8″ drill bit, drill a third hole in the receiver, in line with the other two holes.
4. ENLARGE THE PILOT HOLES TO THE APPROPRIATE SIZE FOR THE MOUNTING SCREWS.
After you have drilled the pilot holes, you will need to enlarge them to the appropriate size for the mounting screws. This can be done with a drill bit or a tap. Once the holes are the correct size, you can install the scope mount.
5. PLACE THE SCOPE MOUNT ON THE RECEIVER, ALIGNING THE HOLES IN THE MOUNT WITH THE HOLES IN THE RECEIVER.
There are four screws that come with the scope mount. Two of the screws are shorter than the other two. The shorter screws go on the top of the mount, in the front and rear. The longer screws go on the bottom of the mount in the front and rear.
Start by screwing in the front screws, top and bottom. Then do the rear screws. Once all four screws are in, use the included allen wrench to tighten them down. That’s it! Your scope mount is now installed on your Remington 870.
6. INSERT THE MOUNTING SCREWS AND TIGHTEN THEM.
Insert the mounting screws into the holes on the side of the receiver. Next, align the scope mount with the holes in the receiver and tighten the screws. Make sure the screws are tight so that the scope mount does not move when you are shooting.
7. REASSEMBLE YOUR SHOTGUN AND LOAD IT.
You need to remove the trigger assembly from the shotgun. Once the trigger assembly is removed, you will be able to see the two screws that hold the scope mount in place. Remove these screws and then remove the scope mount. To install the new scope mount, simply reverse the process. Screw the new scope mount in place and then reassemble the trigger assembly and barrel. Finally, load your shotgun and you’re ready to go.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I INSTALL A SCOPE MOUNT ON MY REMINGTON 870?
There are a few different ways to install a scope mount on a Remington 870. The most common way is to use a clamp-on mount that attaches to the barrel. Another way is to drill and tap the receiver for scope mount screws.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO INSTALL A SCOPE MOUNT ON A REMINGTON 870?
There are a few different ways to install a scope mount on a Remington 870, but the best way is to use a gunsmith or a qualified gunsmithing service.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF INSTALLING A SCOPE MOUNT ON A REMINGTON 870?
Some benefits of installing a scope mount on a Remington 870 may include increased accuracy, easier target acquisition, and the ability to use a higher magnification scope. Additionally, a scope mount can help to protect the finish on your gun and keep your scope from getting damaged.
When installing a scope mount on a Remington 870, it is important to be cautious. The mount can be easily misaligned, which can cause the scope to sit at an angle on the gun. This can lead to the scope not being able to track properly, or even worse, the scope could come loose and fall off while the gun is being fired. Always make sure to double check the alignment of the mount before firing the gun.
Installing a scope mount on a Remington 870 is a relatively simple process that can be completed in a few minutes with just a few tools. The most important thing to remember is to be careful and take your time so that you don’t damage the gun or the scope. With a little patience and attention to detail, anyone can install a scope mount on a Remington 870.
Hey, This is Ebert Alberts. I’m the sole writer and creator of all the content you’ll find on this site. I’ve been passionate about shooting with scopes, red dot sights, and all kinds of gun optics for years now. And during that time, I’ve learned a lot – often the hard way. I’ve wasted thousands of dollars on scopes that turned out to be duds, and I’ve also found some real gems along the way.