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What kind of irons do you guys like in your shotguns? Heres how I configured mine on my Molot Vepr 12.

Well I've been quite the internet warrior lately when it comes to researching VEPR12 upgrades and mods. I decided that I wanted something other than the factory rear sight configuration. It just seemed as if there was a more appropriate setup for a shotgun. I did some reading on saiga and vepr forums. I decided to go with the erasing and replacing the rear leaf sight and spring with a Keltec SU16B alumimum rear sight assembly recommendation. It lines up very well just from eyeballing it after installing it.

Some of the benefits of this rear peep sight upgrade that I can think of include: a longer sight radius, more precise windage adjustment, a faster sight acquisition, and a better sight picture. I had access to a rear sight from a keltec rifle at work as a mock up to see if it would function in my favor. Time to sight in with some slugs to see how she works.

Heres some pics, it looks even better when shouldered.



 

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I personally hate sights on a shotgun. After many years of shooting trap and skeet I learned to point shoot. Sights only slow me down. My Benelli M2 came with ghost ring sights. I took off the rear ring, but I still have a ridiculous front sight that I can't remove as it is soldered on. I just try to ignore it in my mind. If you have to use slugs in your SG then I understand there is a value to them, but I don't. Shotguns are for shooting shot IMHO. If I need to shoot something with a large single projectile, I'll break out my 458 Win mag.
 

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I personally hate sights on a shotgun. After many years of shooting trap and skeet I learned to point shoot. Sights only slow me down. My Benelli M2 came with ghost ring sights. I took off the rear ring, but I still have a ridiculous front sight that I can't remove as it is soldered on. I just try to ignore it in my mind. If you have to use slugs in your SG then I understand there is a value to them, but I don't. Shotguns are for shooting shot IMHO. If I need to shoot something with a large single projectile, I'll break out my 458 Win mag.
Hate is a strong word; it's always good to have options but yeah, I don't find them all that practical. Especially the stock one on the VEPR 12.
 
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