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Junk. Broke after one use.,
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This review is from: Meprolight Benelli Tru-Dot Night Sight for M2, Nova & Super Nova. Ghost Ring set (Sports)
I will start by saying I made my living as a professional gunsmith for a long time. While I do not do that any longer, I know what I am doing.
I installed these sights on my Benelli M2. I followed the instructions, its a habit, I always read instructions just in case. The sight was installed securely, no wiggle, just right.
I took my Benelli to the range, sighted it in with about 20 rifled slugs, then blasted off a couple boxes of bird shot just to get the feel of it.
When I got home the sight was loose. Odd. I tried tightening it up, and it just kept going. What the? The front sight somehow stripped. The nut was in fine shape, just the threads on the front sight 'melted' away in the few rounds I fired through the gun with it installed. I reinstalled the factory front sight, with the same nut, and hundreds of rounds later, no problem.
It seems to me the heat treat is incorrect on the front sight, causing the materail to fold under the recoil stress. This is obviously not acceptable for a sight designed to be installed on what many people call the "hardest hitting shotgun on the market" and mean how hard it hits the shooter, not the target.
I know it was not stripped when I arrived at the range, as I was able to sight it in with the slugs and repeat the shots. It must have degraded as I continued to fire that day, as I didnt notice the sight wiggling while shooting birdshot. As loose as the sight was, there is NO WAY I could have sighted it in with that much lateral movement in the front sight.
FYI- this sight requires the use of the factor front sight nut to install it.
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Initial post: Sep 1, 2012 10:24:58 PM PDT
F125 Racer says:
The issue is that the threads on the Benelli front site post are a slightly different pitch than the Meprolight site. I had the same issue and also didn't notice until I damaged the threads. I had to chase them and then go to the store to get the correct nut. Pretty lousy on Meprolight's part.
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