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Red dot sight for shotgun

#1 Post by johnmuir » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:13 am

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?

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#2 Post by Marlene » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:33 am

Where did you place it?
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#3 Post by johnmuir » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:38 am

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.


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#4 Post by Marlene » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:41 am

Stoeger may also have the answer to your mounting question.
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#5 Post by shinzen » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:55 am

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.
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#6 Post by johnmuir » Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:51 pm

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!




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#7 Post by senorgrand » Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:55 pm

cheek riser?
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#8 Post by spara » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:58 pm

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.

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#9 Post by curtism1234 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:23 am

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

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#10 Post by johnmuir » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:13 am

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.


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#11 Post by johnmuir » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:01 pm

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!
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#12 Post by Marlene » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:53 pm

Any Californians here remember whether vertical front grip on a shotgun is a no-no?
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#13 Post by johnmuir » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:05 pm

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?


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#14 Post by Marlene » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:30 pm

Cool. Wouldn't want you catching trouble over that
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#15 Post by KlownKannon » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:33 pm

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!




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#16 Post by johnmuir » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:36 pm

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!




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You have issues. Can we be friends? I'm I'm really digging your shotgun!

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#17 Post by TheHunterOfSkulls » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:59 pm

That thing is crazy enough that I really, really like it.
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#18 Post by johnmuir » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:30 am

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?

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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?

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#19 Post by johnmuir » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:31 am

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?

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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


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#20 Post by shinzen » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:43 am

Richmond- on the pistol range

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#21 Post by johnmuir » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:34 am

shinzen wrote:Richmond- on the pistol range

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#22 Post by Dreamsinger » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:25 pm

".....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:
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#23 Post by rascally » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:13 pm

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
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#24 Post by CDFingers » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:25 pm

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.

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#25 Post by johnmuir » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:46 pm

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!


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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.
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