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RemFire 08-18-2012 11:01 PM

Ghost rings for sport/hunting?
 
Ok guys I'm getting my Hatsan Escort MP-A next week hopefully, its coming with ghost ring sights and a sight rail. Will the standard sights be any good for sport or are they just meant for combat/tactical/competition use?.

I just keep remembering my dealers words when I was talking to him about sporting use guns and then I asked him about his SPAS 12, he said, "its alright but its more designed for shooting people" . I've got a feeling the MPA is made along similar lines but I'd like to shoot game and vermin in conjunction with birdshot, as well as shooting targets in a range environment with solid slug which it may be more suited to.

How do you think I will get on?. Will I end up buying another red-dot for the rail maybe?. I know its largely personal preferences but please let me know your thoughts:). Thanks

HockaLouis 08-19-2012 12:30 AM

See this topical, timely, thread...
 
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f26/mossberg-500-vs-590-1-mil-spec-70482/

tonydewar 08-19-2012 12:47 AM

get the correct tool for what you want to do! cant use a frameing hammer for finish work

RemFire 08-19-2012 10:35 AM

Thanks Hockalouis, the same style as the 3-dot is what is fitted to the MP-A except the rear dots are green and the front is red.

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Originally Posted by tonydewar (Post 908608)
get the correct tool for what you want to do! cant use a frameing hammer for finish work

Oh I do also have, but I just wondered if this would be of any use to me aswell because its a cheap gun and would see more rough feild use if so. Sounds like it wont be though, so it may just be kept for target/fun shooting down the back garden range. I dont really care because I just had to have one for what it costs!.

locutus 08-21-2012 01:57 AM

A ghost ring is very worthwhile for a tactical shotgun. I don't hunt with shotguns, so can't help you there.

RemFire 08-24-2012 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by locutus (Post 910412)
A ghost ring is very worthwhile for a tactical shotgun. I don't hunt with shotguns, so can't help you there.

Thank you, I have the gun now and will look forward to trying it out. To be honest I think it does have potential for sport shooting.

Brettad789 09-16-2012 02:49 AM

I've got A ghost ring sight on my shotgun. I haven't done any hunting with it but I have shot some skeet. I was actually surprised at how well I did with it since it has a short 18 inch barrel.

HockaLouis 09-18-2012 01:58 AM

I am surprised if u did well w/GRS's in skeet but certainly NOT because it is a short barrel. Were you actually USING the sights, and how? You basically can't lead a moving target at shotgun ranges with GRS's...

Brettad789 09-18-2012 03:16 AM

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Originally Posted by HockaLouis
I am surprised if u did well w/GRS's in skeet but certainly NOT because it is a short barrel. Were you actually USING the sights, and how? You basically can't lead a moving target at shotgun ranges with GRS's...

Just kinda winged it really. Wasn't paying much attention just out with some buddies shooting. I do know that I hit the first 9 of 10.

Virginian 09-18-2012 11:08 AM

Standing behind or beside the thrower and shooting clay targets is not shooting "Skeet". And it sure ain't Sporting Clays. I have shot hand thrown targets with a .22 rifle with some success. Skeet or Sporting, assuredly not. The only kind of sight I have ever used with any success wingshooting is an optical red dot. The convention wisdom is wrong about those.


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