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I want to add a reflex red dot sight to my moderated .410” for my boys to use as a rifle for pooping balloons etc. It is just a fun way of making it a little more accessible for them at limited cost. I will eventually put the reflex sight onto some as yet unbought break barrel air rifle once they are strong enough to cock one. 

Any thoughts on most efficient way to attach a picatinny type mount? Annoyingly the moderator is 39.5mm in diameter and so just slightly too large for the over barrel clamps I have seen. Drilling and tapping the action by 5-7mm would be viable but it seems expensive to get a ‘smith involved for this which may well be a short lived whim. 

All ideas and suggestions welcome. 

I appreciate a .410” is not ideal starter, when they are older I will buy a 28 bore single barrel. 

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Tap and die set from screw fix is cheap .

Drill a couple of holes and thread them then drill 2 holes in a pic rail and attach. 

As for the dot sight recommend above .

I'd second it .I have one that I used on a shot gun and the small circle with dot in the middle is way better than just a dot alone .

A single dot gets lost in the sky or bight backgrounds .

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24 minutes ago, WalkedUp said:

Hello, there never as good as a proper bench drill, screwfix do one for £60, I would go with the mounts on the silencer, some old inner tube cut to shape to stop marking or sparky tape, 

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Wow, similar price too. Thoughts on this?

https://www.screwfix.com/p/energer-enb672dbt-290mm-electric-pillar-drill-230-240v/1009J?kpid=1009J&ds_kid=92700055256569560&ds_rl=1244066&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzNqOqf6l8gIV4ujtCh2k9AasEAQYASABEgJQKvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

I don’t have a big budget due to my stretched finances (3 small children, two dogs) so can’t afford a top make. Happy with second hand but imagine postage would’ve prohibitive. 

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9 hours ago, WalkedUp said:

Wow, similar price too. Thoughts on this?

https://www.screwfix.com/p/energer-enb672dbt-290mm-electric-pillar-drill-230-240v/1009J?kpid=1009J&ds_kid=92700055256569560&ds_rl=1244066&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzNqOqf6l8gIV4ujtCh2k9AasEAQYASABEgJQKvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

I don’t have a big budget due to my stretched finances (3 small children, two dogs) so can’t afford a top make. Happy with second hand but imagine postage would’ve prohibitive. 

Where are you based?  I'm near Settle North Yorks and if you are anywhere reasonably close you'd be more than welcome to use my bench drill rather than spend money you don't need to.

If you're not near me then maybe the PW massive has someone near to you who could help?

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3 hours ago, Jonty said:

Where are you based?  I'm near Settle North Yorks and if you are anywhere reasonably close you'd be more than welcome to use my bench drill rather than spend money you don't need to.

If you're not near me then maybe the PW massive has someone near to you who could help?

Thank you for this very kind offer, near Chester so a bit too far but I really appreciate your helping.

10 hours ago, Stonepark said:

I’ll take a gander. 👍

I’ve messaged that Ebay seller 

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On 11/08/2021 at 07:43, welshwarrior said:

If you don’t want to remove it glue it in place with a strong epoxy like acraglass.  I saw a 375 front sight put back on it Africa that way lasted several years at least. 

That would certainly be easier! My good friend has a pillar drill stand so tempted to try that first, the mount will be below the line of sight anyway so a permanent fixture is not a problem. I just need a weekend off shooting to have a look at it. 

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