Red dot sight for shotgun

Reviews and discussion of shotguns.

Moderators: admin, Inquisitor, ForumModerator, WebsiteContent

User avatar
johnmuir
Been around awhile
Posts: 159
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:36 am
Contact:

Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by johnmuir »

I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to shotguns.
I noticed that when I placed a red dot reflex sight on my shotgun, I pretty much had no cheek weld at all. (Not even a chin weld) Is this pretty much a normal function? Or should at least your chin be touching the stock?

Thanks!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

User avatar
Marlene
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 5519
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:48 pm
Contact:

Re: Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by Marlene »

Where did you place it?
Image

User avatar
johnmuir
Been around awhile
Posts: 159
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:36 am
Contact:

Re: Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by johnmuir »

Marlene wrote:Where did you place it?
On the top Picatinny rail of my Stoeger Double Defense side by side.

If you move it forward or backwards does it make a difference ?

I had an issue with the screws being defective for the rail - Stoeger is sending me more screws and I'll give it another shot.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

User avatar
Marlene
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 5519
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:48 pm
Contact:

Re: Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by Marlene »

Stoeger may also have the answer to your mounting question.
Image

User avatar
shinzen
Site Admin
Posts: 19384
Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:52 pm
Location: Northern California
Contact:

Re: Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by shinzen »

That's actually normal for a rail mounted red dot on a shotgun. For some shotguns, like the M3000, you can order a Burris mount that gets it much lower, which will get you the cheek weld- not sure if they are available for the SXS you have or not- they go between the stock and the action.
Image

User avatar
johnmuir
Been around awhile
Posts: 159
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:36 am
Contact:

Re: Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by johnmuir »

shinzen wrote:That's actually normal for a rail mounted red dot on a shotgun. For some shotguns, like the M3000, you can order a Burris mount that gets it much lower, which will get you the cheek weld- not sure if they are available for the SXS you have or not- they go between the stock and the action.
Thanks shinzen, I thought that might be the case. Once I get the rail mounted properly I'll put the red dot back on and take it out to the range. If I can control the recoil and get consistent accuracy without a cheek weld then I'll just call it good!




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

User avatar
senorgrand
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 21000
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:05 am
Location: LGC MEMBER: Calif Central Coast
Contact:

Re: Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by senorgrand »

cheek riser?
Image

Grand Poobah and Bass Player for the Conspiracy of Weenies.

User avatar
spara
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 1470
Joined: Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:42 pm
Location: San Antonio
Contact:

Re: Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by spara »

Mount it as far forward as it suits you, eye relief isn't a major concern with red dots. Also, did the shotgun come with additional shims? That might move your drop a bit up for a cheek weld. You can also get a Beartooth comb rising kit.

User avatar
curtism1234
Loquacious
Posts: 2315
Joined: Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:31 pm
Location: St. Louis, MO
Contact:

Re: Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by curtism1234 »

senorgrand wrote:cheek riser?
Right, there should be a pad you can buy

User avatar
johnmuir
Been around awhile
Posts: 159
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:36 am
Contact:

Re: Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by johnmuir »

spara wrote:Mount it as far forward as it suits you, eye relief isn't a major concern with red dots. Also, did the shotgun come with additional shims? That might move your drop a bit up for a cheek weld. You can also get a Beartooth comb rising kit.
Hey, thanks for the tip Spara!!!

Im gonna try this out.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

User avatar
johnmuir
Been around awhile
Posts: 159
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:36 am
Contact:

Re: Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by johnmuir »

spara wrote:Mount it as far forward as it suits you, eye relief isn't a major concern with red dots. Also, did the shotgun come with additional shims? That might move your drop a bit up for a cheek weld. You can also get a Beartooth comb rising kit.
Hey Folks,

My zombie huntin fun gun is just about done. Thanks again for your feedback and big shout out to Spara for turning me on to the beartooth comb riser kit. Im waiting on the one with the side saddle and will replace this generic elastic one. Then ill have the cheekweld issue solved and comence hunting down the undead!
IMG_6545.JPG
IMG_6544.JPG
IMG_6546.JPG

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

User avatar
Marlene
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 5519
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:48 pm
Contact:

Re: Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by Marlene »

Any Californians here remember whether vertical front grip on a shotgun is a no-no?
Image

User avatar
johnmuir
Been around awhile
Posts: 159
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:36 am
Contact:

Re: Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by johnmuir »

Marlene wrote:Any Californians here remember whether vertical front grip on a shotgun is a no-no?
Hey Marlene - thanks for bringing that up!

When I purchased the grip at a local gun shop; I let the owner know what I was going to use it for and he indicated that a vertical grip on a break-barrel shotgun wasn't illegal.
This gun is a odd duck- I believe it is the only "tactical" break barrel shotgun on the market?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

User avatar
Marlene
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 5519
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:48 pm
Contact:

Re: Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by Marlene »

Cool. Wouldn't want you catching trouble over that
Image

User avatar
KlownKannon
Moderator
Posts: 8159
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:15 am
Location: Grand Rapids
Contact:

Re: Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by KlownKannon »

johnmuir wrote:Hey Folks,

My zombie huntin fun gun is just about done. Thanks again for your feedback and big shout out to Spara for turning me on to the beartooth comb riser kit. Im waiting on the one with the side saddle and will replace this generic elastic one. Then ill have the cheekweld issue solved and comence hunting down the undead!




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
You have issues. Can we be friends? I'm I'm really digging your shotgun!
I don't like to think of my self as an artist so much as someone who stares at empty spaces and imagines s--t.

User avatar
johnmuir
Been around awhile
Posts: 159
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:36 am
Contact:

Re: Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by johnmuir »

KlownKannon wrote:
johnmuir wrote:Hey Folks,

My zombie huntin fun gun is just about done. Thanks again for your feedback and big shout out to Spara for turning me on to the beartooth comb riser kit. Im waiting on the one with the side saddle and will replace this generic elastic one. Then ill have the cheekweld issue solved and comence hunting down the undead!




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
You have issues. Can we be friends? I'm I'm really digging your shotgun!

Right on dude!

When I was done I was like "Elmer Fudd, eat your heart out!" Lol


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

User avatar
TheHunterOfSkulls
Chatty
Posts: 1486
Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:41 pm
Contact:

Re: Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by TheHunterOfSkulls »

That thing is crazy enough that I really, really like it.
My official title is Doctor Mister Hunter Of Skullyness. Don't ask me, ask Fukshot.

The moral certainty of the crusader is as much a comfort to them as it is a burden to those in the path of their crusade.

User avatar
johnmuir
Been around awhile
Posts: 159
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:36 am
Contact:

Re: Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by johnmuir »

johnmuir wrote:I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to shotguns.
I noticed that when I placed a red dot reflex sight on my shotgun, I pretty much had no cheek weld at all. (Not even a chin weld) Is this pretty much a normal function? Or should at least your chin be touching the stock?

Thanks!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Update, I added the comb riser to achive cheekweld. Caution - this ugly ass shotgun just got uglier!

Anyone know of a range where I can shoot sone slugs outta this thing?

User avatar
johnmuir
Been around awhile
Posts: 159
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:36 am
Contact:

Re: Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by johnmuir »

johnmuir wrote:
johnmuir wrote:I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to shotguns.
I noticed that when I placed a red dot reflex sight on my shotgun, I pretty much had no cheek weld at all. (Not even a chin weld) Is this pretty much a normal function? Or should at least your chin be touching the stock?

Thanks!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Update, I added the comb riser to achive cheekweld. Caution - this ugly ass shotgun just got uglier!

Anyone know of a range where I can shoot sone slugs outta this thing?
In the SF Bay Area


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

User avatar
shinzen
Site Admin
Posts: 19384
Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:52 pm
Location: Northern California
Contact:

Re: Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by shinzen »

Richmond- on the pistol range

Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
Image

User avatar
johnmuir
Been around awhile
Posts: 159
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:36 am
Contact:

Re: Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by johnmuir »

shinzen wrote:Richmond- on the pistol range

Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
Thanks Shinzen


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

User avatar
Dreamsinger
Been around awhile
Posts: 135
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:34 pm
Location: Puget Sound
Contact:

Re: Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by Dreamsinger »

".....comence hunting down the undead!"

Zombie's travel in packs. You must have mad reloading skills to be using a break action single tube. I'll stick to my KSG. :laugh:
"Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees" - Emiliano Zapata

rascally
Chatty
Posts: 1349
Joined: Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:06 pm
Contact:

Re: Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by rascally »

Dreamsinger wrote:".....comence hunting down the undead!"

Zombie's travel in packs. You must have mad reloading skills to be using a break action single tube. I'll stick to my KSG. Image
It's not so bad if you have power ejection...
"In every generation there are those who want to rule well - but they mean to rule. They promise to be good masters - but they mean to be masters." — Daniel Webster

User avatar
CDFingers
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 21140
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:09 pm
Location: Member LGC: norCal
Contact:

Re: Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by CDFingers »

Now that I have a box of parts that eventually will become a Winchester 97, I have to read about shot guns. Hopefully I will finish the project before the zombies descend from the hills, or ascend from the grave, whatevs.

CDFingers
ImageImage
Get yourself a shotgun and a pocket full of shells
While away the time

User avatar
johnmuir
Been around awhile
Posts: 159
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:36 am
Contact:

Re: Red dot sight for shotgun

Post by johnmuir »

johnmuir wrote:I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to shotguns.
I noticed that when I placed a red dot reflex sight on my shotgun, I pretty much had no cheek weld at all. (Not even a chin weld) Is this pretty much a normal function? Or should at least your chin be touching the stock?

Thanks!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Hey, so I got the cheek riser kit on my shotgun and now have cheek weld in line with the red dot!

Only thing that was a little bootleg was I had to use electrical tape to fully secure the neoprene sleeve to make it tight.
When I bought it I named it "Joe Biden" due to the infamous " double barrel shotgun " remarks he made.
But I renamed it "Uncle Bernie" lol

ImageImageImage


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests