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Aftermarket shotgun bead question

Postby fullcontact86 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:42 am

Hey guys i am putting a white dot bead on my extrema 2 but when tightend all the way down it isnt faceing the right way. I have a couple of ideas but i fgured i would post this and would save me some time when i get home this evening. Any help will be appreciated.
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Aftermarket shotgun bead question

Postby Podcast » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:56 am

Don't know. I don't use a bead at all. Is this a bead that came with the gun or aftermarket?
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Re: Aftermarket shotgun bead question

Postby fullcontact86 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:47 am

Aftermarket
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Re: Aftermarket shotgun bead question

Postby orphanedcowboy » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:09 am

Loctite it in place.

After many years using fiber optic sights, I now use plain old brass, and I hit more than ever. A bright sight attracts the eye and takes your focus away from the target.
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Re: Aftermarket shotgun bead question

Postby rappelz » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:24 pm

Sorry,I have no idea.
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Re: Aftermarket shotgun bead question

Postby tripleb » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:53 am

If you have needle files and a vise, you can file a small amount of metal off the bottom of your sight ... not the threaded portion, but the unthreaded portion which is sitting on the rib. Remove a little at a time close to the threaded portion and test fit until it sits in proper alignment.
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Re: Aftermarket shotgun bead question

Postby fullcontact86 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:35 am

Ya that was the plan i had i just havent had the time to do it yet.
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Re: Aftermarket shotgun bead question

Postby tripleb » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:51 am

fullcontact86 wrote:Ya that was the plan i had i just havent had the time to do it yet.


I believe I saw a small cutter made for just such a purpose. It looked a bit like the Lee case trimmer cutter. The threaded portion of the sight went into a hole and the cutting edges around it were rotated to keep everything level as metal was removed. The problem with using the needle files is that there's a tendency to remove more metal, away from the threaded portion, leaving it "domed" or with a high spot at the center point where the threaded section is located. You might want to use a dial caliper to insure everything is being kept level across the bottom of the sight.
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Re: Aftermarket shotgun bead question

Postby rerhardt » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:50 pm

a litte super glue works wonders for me to keep the sight straight, i tried moving material offthe bottom without the correct tool, and it was i pain, but the tool can be bought at brownells
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Re: Aftermarket shotgun bead question

Postby clampdaddy » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:51 pm

One of those diamond impregnated knife sharpening steels works well for taking material off the bottom side.
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