Mesa Tactical SureShell Polymer Carrier & Rail For Benelli M2 Shotguns
- Mesa Tactical
- 1.00 LBS
This SureShell Polymer Carrier system, available in a six shell configuration, features shell holders injection molded from glass filled polymer, secured to the receiver by a lightweight aluminum back plate with brass threaded inserts. The new SureShell Polymer Carrier also includes an innovative dual rubber friction system that reliably holds shotshells in place.
The saddle rails feature Picatinny rails machined from aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum, which are mil-spec hard anodized and provide an extremely durable non-glare matte finish. The basic saddle rail design provides a robust mounting platform suitable for mounting a variety of optical sights, while a second version, which is nearly identical to the basic version, also includes a Mesa Tactical six shell SureShell polymer shotshell carrier mounted on the left side of the receiver. Both versions are manufactured in compliance with MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny specifications, and no gunsmithing is required for installation. These new saddle rails offer a perfect solution for adding optical sights and SureShell shotshell carriers to Remington shotguns equipped with Mesa Tactical’s new LEO telescoping stock and pistol grip system.
The principle difference between one model of SureShell and another, aside from capacity, is the light-weight aluminum backing plate, which is designed to mount the carrier assembly on a particular model of shotgun. Side-mount SureShell shotshell carriers for Mossberg , Remington and Benelli M1 shotguns use the trigger group pin holes to secure the assemblies to the weapon; the Benelli M2 Tactical, Benelli M4/M1014, Benelli SuperNova Tactical and some Mossberg 500/590 versions take advantage of the factory-tapped rail mounting holes in the tops of these shotguns and include integrated Pictanny optics mounting rails; another version with an integrated rail is the saddle-mount design for Remington.
BENELLI RAIL HOLE PATTERN
Many customers will purchase SureShell carriers with rails for Benelli M1 shotguns that have not been drilled and tapped at the factory for an optics rail, but which will be drilled and tapped at home or by a gunsmith.
We recommend this work be performed only on those shotguns that are fully radiused at the top of the receivers (ie, they do not have a flat running down the top of the receiver). This is because the flat reduces number of threads that the mounting screws will be able to engage, and thus could reduce the reliability of the mount. It is also best that the work be performed by an experienced gunsmith who has the necessary tools and skills to do a proper job.
The mounting screws for the Benelli M1, Benelli M2 Tactical and Benelli M4 SureShell carriers with rails are patterned on the factory screws for the Benelli M4’s optics rail. These use an unusual #8-40 thread.
The Benelli M4 and Benelli SuperNova have different hole patterns; the Benelli SuperNova uses a different fastener.
Polymer SureShell Carrier with Integrated Picatinny Rail
SureShell Saddle Rails feature a MIL-STD-1913 (NATO STANAG 4694) Picatinny sight rail along the top, and a six-shot SureShell polymer shotshell carrier yoke on the left side of the receiver. The rail is notched at the rear to accommodate Scattergun/Wilson style ghost ring sights, and extends to the front of the shotgun receiver (5 inch rail), 2¾ inches past the front of the receiver (8½ inch rail), or just beyond the barrel’s magazine lug (20 inch rail). SureShell shotshell carriers are assemblies comprising a polymer yoke and backing plate and a Santoprene® elastomer tube. The yoke features six vertical bores .810” in diameter to accept 12-gauge shotgun shells. The shells are securely retained by an innovative dual rubber friction system that reliably holds shotshells in place. In many cases, shells can be confidently retained in a brass down as well as a brass up configuration, though brass up is most secure.
Santoprene Elastomer Chicago Screws
The elastomer used to interfere with the shell bores and thus retain the shells in the SureShell shotshell carrier is made of tough Santoprene thermoplastic. We are required to publish the following message to comply with California’s Proposition 65:
Several platforms use custom fasteners called Chicago screws. These are paired male and female fasteners that, when screwed together, meet at their respective shoulders for a precise fit on whatever platform they are made for (each shotgun platform will use different length Chicago screws). Ideally, when they are tightened against each other, they also secure the shell carrier without pinching the receiver. Two hex keys are provided for each screw size. Sometimes it is necessary to screw the fasteners in from both sides simultaneously.
WARNING This product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. (California law requires this warning to be given to customers in the State of California.)
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