Installing pickatiny base on receiver

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Installing pickatiny base on receiver

Postby Ohotnik » Sun May 25, 2014 11:20 pm

My shotgun is Remington Sportsman 58, 20-ga. with standard 12-ga. steel receiver that has 0.210” tickness on top. Can I drill and tap 2-holes (all the way trough) on top of receiver to mount pickatinny base 2” long for Burris Fast-Fire sight? Will these holes weaken the receiver ?

The screws that will hold pickatiny will be 6-48 and flush on the inside of the receiver and 7/8” apart.

I use mostly 3” 1-oz shells in this shotgun at 1330fps factory loads of steel shot.

Thank you,

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Re: Installing pickatiny base on receiver

Postby Major Woods » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:01 pm

Have done many in the past, no problems what so ever.
I drill 4 holes for the Remington shotguns.
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