The new Shotshells polymer carrier system comes with a superb dual rubber friction system which ensures that Sureshells are held securely in their proper place. This device is packaged in a six shell configuration. Apart from this, it has shell holders injection molded from glass filled polymer. These are secured to the receiver by a lightweight aluminum back plate with black threaded inserts.
The device is also equipped with saddle rails machined from aircraft grade 606-T6 aluminum, and mil-spec hard anodized. This way, the device ends up a with a non-glare matte finish that has an impressive shelf life. It then becomes easy to mount variety of optical sights with the robust mounting platform offered by the design of the basic saddle rail. Apart from this basic version there is a similar version that also comes with a mesa tactical six shell Sureshell polymer carrier. It is mounted right there on the receiver’s left side.
The saddles are very much alike though considering that the manufacturing of both was done in total compliance with MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny specifications. You would have absolutely no need for gunsmitting while installing this device. Besides, adding Optical sights and Sureshell carriers to the Remington shotguns is very easy, with the use of mesa tactical’s pistol grip system and new LEO telescoping stock.
Sureshell models differ in Efficiency and capability. Asides this, there is also the distinguishing feature of the lightweight aluminum backing plate. The lightweight aluminum backing plate is specifically designed to mount the carrier assembly, only on a particular model of shotgun. That shotgun would be Mossberg’s side-mount Sureshell shotgun carriers.
To secure the assemblies to the weapon, Remington and benelli M1 shotguns, Benelli supernova tactical and some Mossberg Remington make use of the trigger group pin holes. On the other hand, some Mossberg 500/590 and Benelli supernova tactical versions simply make use of the factory-tapped rail mounting holes in the tops of these shotguns and add integrated picatinny optics mounting rails. Remington’s saddle mount design is another version that comes with an integrated rail.
Components for the Sureshell aluminum carrier system include;
Polymer Sureshell carrier with integrated picatinny rail
Sureshell saddle rails are equipped with a MIL-913(NANO STANAG 4694) Picatinny light rail along the top. They also have a six shell polymer shotshell carrier yoke, right there on the receiver’s left side. The device is rear- notched, so it is compatible with scattergun/Wilson style ghost ring sights. The 5 inch rail extends to the shotgun receiver’s front, while for the 20 inch rail; the extension goes just beyond the magazine lug of the barrel.
A backing plate, a polymer yoke and a Santropene® elastomer tube, are all components of the Sureshell shotshell carriers. The yoke comes with six vertical bores 810” in diameter, and accepts 12-gauge shotgun shells. For the shells to remain fastened there is an innovative dual rubber friction that you can count on to hold the Shotshells all tight and secured. The choice is yours; retaining the shells in a brass up or brass down configuration both work efficiently, but the brass up is the more secured position..
The shells in the Sureshell shotshell carrier are retained with the aid of the Santropene thermoplastic elastomer used to interfere with the shell bores. In a bid, however to ensure compliance with California’s proposition 65, we have to warn that this product contains a chemical known to the state of California to cause certain reproductive harms, one of which is birth defect.
The black Santropene elastomer tube with which Sureshell carriers are factory-assembled has a stiffness of A64. And in most situations, most customers find this very efficient. But in consideration of the needs of operators who desire a stiffer elastomer, there is an alternative. And that alternative features a white elastomer tube with a shore value or stiffness of A73. shell retention tightness should dictate whichever elastomer tube the operator requires.
Chicago screws refer to paired male and female fasteners, and their use is popular with several platforms. Both meet at their respective shoulders when paired together, giving the platform they are made for a perfect fit. Chicago screws required by each shotgun platform vary in length. Both usually could be tightened against each other and not pinch the receiver while doing a good job of securing the shell carrier. Each screw size has two hex keys, and there are certain times it is necessary to screw the fasteners in at the same time from both sides. You have to remember, though, that the Chicago screws do not get any necessarily tighter once they are tightened against each other. In the process of applying too much torque, they will snap them at the center. What you should do then, is first try to tighten them away from the shotgun before you install. In the process, you would also have cleaned any hang-on or debris they could be carrying.
Sureshell aluminum shotshell carriers.
The Sureshell aluminum shotshell carriers are milled from 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum. They are then bead blasted, and mil-spec hard anodized. This is how they end up with the rugged matted finish they are famous for. The perfect finish is protected by die-cut rubber gaskets, backed with high temperature adhesive. There are four shell, six shell and eight shell configurations for Sureshell shotshell shotgun carriers. You can install the six shell and eight shell configurations whichever side of the receiver you prefer, just as you can also install Carriers pointed back, facing the stock.
Adapter mount Sureshell aluminum carrier
This device is specially designed for use with shotguns that feature mesa tactical high tube or low tube telescoping stock adapter. Without which the carrier cannot be used. But if you are considering the other mesa tactical Sureshell carriers described in this guide, you can attach them to shotgun receivers, even while the stock adapter is uninstalled.
Shell carriers with integrated picatinny rails
The side mount designs is totally different from the integrated rail Sureshell shotshell carrier design for the Benelli supernova, Benelli M4/M1014,benelli M2 Tactical, and Mossberg 500/590 platforms. in place of the side mount’s stamped backing plate, the shell carrier yoke is attached to a machined bracket that features an integral picatinny(MIL-ST 1913 or NATO STANAG 2324) sight rail.
This way, the shotshell assembly gets to be installed on the top of the shotgun, using rail holes of the factory tapped picatinny (MIL-ST 1913 or NATO STANAG 2324).
The shell carrier assembly is mounted directly onto the shotgun receiver of the Benelli shotguns, but with the Mossberg platforms, you need to first install a steel mounting cleat, with a shell carrier fastened to it.
Stock mount shell carriers
As long as these shell carriers are not getting mounted to either the Urbino tactical stock benelli M4, you are good. They just do not fit. They only mount to the Urbino pistol grip stock cheek riser, the sides of standard M4 SOPMOD buttstocks or Benelli pistol grip fixed stock.
In order to use factory shotgun forends with some Sureshell shotshell carriers, you may need to get some aftermarket “tactical” forends. This is because; they often come with receiver overlap when the bolt is pulled. Tactical forends are an exception to this rule. The best approach therefore is to cut down or replace the forends with aftermarket “tactical” forends.
When you are about to install a Sureshell shotshell carrier, measure the receiver overlap of your forends. Then compare the measurement to the shotshell carrier’s furthest forward pont, any potential overlap off the end of the forend should be cut off, using either a rotary arm or a miter saw.
Remington 870/1100/11-87’s saddle rail comes with aluminum brackets, which wrap around the shotgun receiver’s top, with a picatinny optics rail at the top. Instead of the factory trigger pins, an internally threaded steel pin is used in the rear. This is paired with Chicago screws in front. It is this pair that both sides of the saddle rail are securely attached to. Sureshell saddle rails has along the top, a Picatinny sight rail MIL-STD 1913(NATO STANAG 4694)
Besides, there is a six-shot Sureshell polymer shotshell carrier yoke on the receiver’s left side and the rear-notched rail accommodates scattergun/Wilson style ghost ring sights. The 5 inch rail extends to the front of the gunshot receiver; eight and a half inches rail extends two- three quarters inches past the front of the receiver, while the twenty inch rail extends just beyond the barrel’s magazine lug.
To anchor the 20 inch rails at the front, a clamp is required, but Operators who already own clamps would not be needing one. This is one shell carrier mounting method that is as efficient as it looks.
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