Night sight (bead) for 870

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    Night sight (bead) for 870

    Has anyone replaced the bead sight on their shotgun with a night sight? I know that there are hi-viz beads but I am unaware of a night "bead" sight.

    Do they exist? And had anyone used them?

    Thanks.
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    I've seen little bottles of glow in the dark site paint in magazines, that might work for you. I went the white-out route myself. Good luck

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    I have looked at these, but have no real world experience with them.

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    XS sights makes them, and they are the most visible of the trit night sights. having said that, I'm not a fan of night sites, since they are far less visible than fiber-optic or white dots in full- to low-ambient light.

    I have one on my 870, only because it's my ambush-the-donkey gun. What I would use to take a head/upper torso shot on a known intruder coming up the stairs while all lights are off.

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    Thanks for the replys everyone. I think that I may go with the meprolights.
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    What size barrel are we talking here? If the 28" or duck gun size, may I suggest buying another barrel w/ dovetail front/ramp rear. You can always sell your factory barrel, or trade it or whatever. That is if you don't hunt with it.

    I've replaced the bead on my 870 28" barrel with a flourescent sight (Hi-Viz) 6-48, you can tap it yourself or take it to the smith. Replacing the bead, no matter what kind, is the same process.

    Check ebay for barrels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NY27 View Post
    Thanks for the replys everyone. I think that I may go with the meprolights.
    They are really hard to see in daylight......

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