We wanted to replace the Scattergun Technologies’ Trak-Lock II ghost ring rear sight with a Vang Comp Systems rear sight on one of our Remington 870s. In order to do that, the holes for the Scattergun Technologies sight needed to be plugged. While plug screws would serve the purpose, the appearance would be less appealing then filling with metal. In the past, we have silver soldered a short length of screw in place and shaped it to a smooth fit. This time we will use a TIG welder without filler rod, using a screw shank to fill the void. While we would use the same technique to close scope mount holes, we would be hesitant to subject a critical area of a firearm to the welding process.
We would like to thank Brownells for their continued support of our site and for providing us with the following items used in this article:
Inexpensive, reliable and easy to use, the Ruger 10/22 is a common first rifle for many shooters. While there are many expensive aftermarket upgrades, including match grade barrels and drop in trigger groups, some shooters have made […]
My buddy (the lefty) has had nothing but heartache with his custom 260 Remington rifle. This was the first custom precision rifle that he commissioned 10 years ago. He used quality components; a Nesika Model […]