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Old 10-08-2013, 08:35 AM   #1
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Another 870 Question

Hi all, I'm brand new here but hope to spend a bit of time learning and helping when I can.

I just bought a brand new Remington 870 with rifled slug barrel. Black synthetic.

I plan on hunting deer in Canadian cedar swamps and needed something that would penetrate.

I want to put a sling on it and went to drill the butt for the screw.
I knocked on it a bit and think it has hollow spots in it.
I don't want to hit a hollow and have the screw not hold.

Does anybody know where I should drill to get the right spot.


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Old 10-08-2013, 12:08 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. I'm not familiar with that stock but am betting someone here is.
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:45 PM   #3
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Use a sling with a loop around the pistol grip
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:10 PM   #4
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Hey, welcome to our forum!

I've also seen rear sling attachments that insert between the butt stock and the receiver so you won't have to drill the stock, such as the GG&G.
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Dixie Gun Works has a bunch of different types for rifles and shotguns .
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:14 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replys. I guess the loop around the stock is an option.

The little tab that fits in seems like it would interfere with shooting as it will be for deer and some fast shots.

We don't have many deer so every one counts
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Thanks for the replys. I guess the loop around the stock is an option.

The little tab that fits in seems like it would interfere with shooting as it will be for deer and some fast shots.

We don't have many deer so every one counts
I've never cared to the sling tied to the neck of the buttstock either for the reasons you mentioned.
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Thanks for the replys. I guess the loop around the stock is an option.

The little tab that fits in seems like it would interfere with shooting as it will be for deer and some fast shots.

We don't have many deer so every one counts
You need to move to Tn . In my part of the state, You could shoot 5 deer a day every day of hunting season when I moved .....
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You can buy a kit that has an insert in it. You have to drill the hole, put the insert in ( like an wall anchor ) and the put the screw in. I would go with the advise of the others. Get a wrap around stock sling. JMO
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:56 AM   #10
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I'm taking the easy way out.

I went to the gun shop and asked the smith.

he said, holding up 2 fingers, about this far from the end, and make sure you drill the right size hole, or for 15 bucks, I can do it while you wait.
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Good for you. For that price, I'd have him do it, too.
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I'm taking the easy way out.

I went to the gun shop and asked the smith.

he said, holding up 2 fingers, about this far from the end, and make sure you drill the right size hole, or for 15 bucks, I can do it while you wait.
Good choice!

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Sounds like a wise move.

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Old 10-20-2013, 08:44 AM   #14
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Just a thought....can't you remove the rubber butt pad to see how far up from the butt that you'd need to drill? My guess is that there's a thick area reasonably close to the hollow end of the butt.
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