Need advise on 870 youth build

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Need advise on 870 youth build

Post by Fl strutter » March 3rd, 2018, 2:35 pm

I'm building a 870 youth 20 gauge and would like some advise. What's y'alls opinions on sights or scopes? I know I'm gonna have to get it drilled and tapped but not sure what do do. I prefer scopes to red dots but they do add more weight. What are the better red dots y'all have used? I already have a Indian creek 562 and a white shot stock ordereed. Also not sure on which load to try thru it I have several recipes but not trying to get it done this season. Thanks for any advice.

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Re: Need advise on 870 youth build

Post by Greenheadrocker » March 3rd, 2018, 4:01 pm

Burris FF3 and be done.

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Re: Need advise on 870 youth build

Post by turkeyinstrut » March 3rd, 2018, 5:25 pm

Get you a Burris Speed Bead mount to put that FF III on and you won't have to drill & tap it, with that SB mount the sight sits low enough you can sight right down your rib and use your bead if you want to.

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Re: Need advise on 870 youth build

Post by phutch30 » March 3rd, 2018, 8:22 pm

I have a vortex venom/sumtoy base/sight protector setup on my 870 youth and love it.

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Re: Need advise on 870 youth build

Post by yella yelper » March 3rd, 2018, 9:03 pm

Pretty sure the speed bead won't work on 20 ga. That's what I've read anyway. Mine is drilled

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Re: Need advise on 870 youth build

Post by turkeyinstrut » March 3rd, 2018, 9:45 pm

yella yelper wrote:
March 3rd, 2018, 9:03 pm
Pretty sure the speed bead won't work on 20 ga. That's what I've read anyway. Mine is drilled
It might not work without being modified, I did see where a guy had a Speed Bead on a 870 Express 410 but it was probably modified. I modified one a few months ago for my TriStar Viper G2 28 ga. and it worked out great.

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Re: Need advise on 870 youth build

Post by turkeyinstrut » March 3rd, 2018, 9:46 pm

It might not work without being modified, I did see where a guy had a Speed Bead on a 870 Express 410 but it was probably modified. I modified one a few months ago for my TriStar Viper G2 28 ga. and it worked out great.

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Re: Need advise on 870 youth build

Post by Fl strutter » March 4th, 2018, 10:38 am

So my best bet will be the ff sight. Should I send to sumtoy and let him put his base on it and drill and tap?

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Re: Need advise on 870 youth build

Post by turkeyinstrut » March 4th, 2018, 10:57 am

That would probably be your best bet, he has done a ton of them.

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Re: Need advise on 870 youth build

Post by Fl strutter » March 4th, 2018, 11:32 am

Where's cheapest place to get ff sight? Also how much does he charge for drill and tap and base

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Re: Need advise on 870 youth build

Post by Fl strutter » March 4th, 2018, 12:05 pm

Also what about the vortex venom is it better than the Burris? Never used either.

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Re: Need advise on 870 youth build

Post by hoobilly » March 4th, 2018, 12:23 pm

Fl strutter wrote:
March 4th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Also what about the vortex venom is it better than the Burris? Never used either.
They both are excellent red dots. Just look for a killer deal on either

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Re: Need advise on 870 youth build

Post by Fl strutter » March 4th, 2018, 12:25 pm

Does sumtoy do mounts for both? I've heard his Burris mount is top notch.

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Re: Need advise on 870 youth build

Post by phutch30 » March 4th, 2018, 4:00 pm

The burris an vortex have the same base footprint so just order the mount for an 870 20ga

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Re: Need advise on 870 youth build

Post by Fl strutter » March 4th, 2018, 4:37 pm

10 4. May just get mount and have a local gunsmith d&T it.

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Re: Need advise on 870 youth build

Post by Fl strutter » March 6th, 2018, 1:01 pm

Just ordered vortex venom from optics planet for $206 shipped with free shipping and coupon code QUICK for %10 off

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Re: Need advise on 870 youth build

Post by turkeyinstrut » March 6th, 2018, 1:10 pm

I seen where a guy on one of the facebook turkey hunting pages said that Optics Planet has them on fleabay with a best offer option, he offered 175.00 and they accepted it (with free shipping). You used to be able to buy the FF III for 170.00 + free shipping about any day of the week, no more.

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Re: Need advise on 870 youth build

Post by Fl strutter » March 6th, 2018, 1:37 pm

I don't use ebay.

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Re: Need advise on 870 youth build

Post by Fl strutter » March 6th, 2018, 2:04 pm

Best deal I found just gotta ship off to sumtoy for tap and mount. Should have everything time I get it back. Then gotta figure out which load I wanna shoot.

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Re: Need advise on 870 youth build

Post by Turkinator » March 6th, 2018, 2:47 pm

turkeyinstrut wrote:
March 6th, 2018, 1:10 pm
I seen where a guy on one of the facebook turkey hunting pages said that Optics Planet has them on fleabay with a best offer option, he offered 175.00 and they accepted it (with free shipping). You used to be able to buy the FF III for 170.00 + free shipping about any day of the week, no more.
I just picked up one on eBay for that.

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Re: Need advise on 870 youth build

Post by Fl strutter » March 6th, 2018, 3:30 pm

That's a good deal. I've never used eBay or had an account. I figured 206 was pretty good at last moment. Do y'all loctite all screws on them and mount? Also how tight should it all be?

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Re: Need advise on 870 youth build

Post by Turkinator » March 6th, 2018, 5:57 pm

I use locktite

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Re: Need advise on 870 youth build

Post by Tankdog78 » March 8th, 2018, 12:42 pm

I have a truglo gobble stopper scope. It is a red dot more or less. I have not liked red dots in low light because the dot is so bright I can’t see the target. This one will get very dim and works well in low light. That said the Burris FF is nice but cost more.

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Re: Need advise on 870 youth build

Post by Fl strutter » March 29th, 2018, 6:53 am

Gonna be shooting tommys 90 93 in my youth 870. Straight 9s and maybe try 8.5s. I like Indian creek chokes and have a 562 to try first. If I was going to order another to pattern also which constriction would y'all recommend. I'm hoping for 290-300 on the 10 but also want a even 20 with 220 or more preferably. Thanks

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