I just bought a TriStar cobra 2 .410 ga shotgun and the sights seem to sit to low for me so I thought of getting a cheap red dot for it there’s 2 shallow grooves on the receiver which I believe is for mounting an optic … longest shot will be only about 40 yards… mostly for varmits,squirrels, chipmunks and maybe turkey. Any opinions, ideas , or advice ?
What is the distance between the grooves? One of my long guns has these and it resembles a short weaver type rail. I don’t have anything mounted currently, but I do know that they will hold an optic. I’d measure the grooves and get a cheap set of scope rings to make sure they’ll seat before you spend the money on an optic.
Not sure but is it weird I’m now nostalgic for my old .410 and want to buy one now? damn you and your influence! lol
Yeah it’s funny… while some guys are going long range… I’m going more for the close up stuff… like a good 1911 or shotguns (although I have an 870 w/rifled barrel & acutips is good out.to about 200 yards but hey, who wants to walk That far to check a target… for meat, sure… intruders ? Most definitely (but then you gotta carry a shovel)…
Nahh I just want one of everything (and someone to donate the ammo)
Good point… do you know anyone that sells peep sights ?.. which brings up another question… how would you mount a front sight for peeps ?
Brownells, Midway USA, and Google are your friends for a rear sight. For the front, I’d suggest finding a competent gunsmith to drill and mount a front post.
I don’t believe the front sight would be much to get done. The gunsmith will square up the barrel, drill and tap a hole, fit and file the sight post, thread in the sight with epoxy or locktite, and clean up. You can do this if you have a drill press and a boatload of patience. From personal experience, it’s easy, but it’s a “get it right the first time, or your screwed” thing. I had an old fixed choke single shot I cut 6 inches off of, reamed for remchoke, and installed a new front bead on.
Good advice but ya know… after careful thought , I’m thinking that … even though I’d like the sights a bit higher so I don’t have to press my cheek into the stock… the best thing I could do as far as sights go is practice… which of corse brings up another problem… finding ammo … and I need more than just .410 ammo…
damned ammunition is hard to find these days and harder to find a good price