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bs1984 05-23-2012 06:11 AM

red dot sight or scope on a shotgun
 
I got a mossberg 500 for deer hunting it'll be my first year hunting deer should I put a scope on it or a red dot sight

Marlinman 05-23-2012 06:28 AM

What ranges are we talking about? Rifled slug barrel? What kind of slugs? If rifled barrel w good slugs I'd say get a Nikon slug pro 3-9x32. If not rifled then I'd say get iron peep sights.

God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did

bs1984 05-24-2012 06:46 AM

Prolly anywhere from 25 to 100 yards right now its got a 28 inch ported accuchoke barrel on smooth bore with bead sights I was thinking about getting the 500 slugster barrel also it comes with a Bushnell scope already on it. Would a rifled slug or a Sabot slug be better for deer?

Marlinman 05-24-2012 06:53 AM

Saboted is better

oli700 05-24-2012 01:58 PM

if you want to use sabot's dont forget to get a rifled barrel, not the 28" smoothbore you were considering

Buckethead47 05-25-2012 06:00 AM

I learned how to shoot with a red dot. That is all on what you like. I shoot smooth bore slugs and can keep the group within a 3 inch circle at 75 yards with a modified choke. You dont need a rifled barrel.

oli700 05-25-2012 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buckethead47 (Post 813656)
You dont need a rifled barrel.

If he wants to shoot sabots with any accuracy he does

bs1984 05-26-2012 02:00 AM

I have both barrels for it now so sabots will be shot through the rifled barrel only

Buckethead47 05-26-2012 04:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oli700 (Post 813823)
If he wants to shoot sabots with any accuracy he does

you also dont need sabot slugs to be acurate.

Marlinman 05-26-2012 04:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buckethead47

you also dont need sabot slugs to be acurate.

Nope you don't. Accuracy is relative to the person. I personally don't think 3" groups at 75 yards is accurate. Not when my 817 w rifled slug barrel puts out 1.5" groups at 75 yards w Remington Buck hammer slugs.


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