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Old 06-23-2013, 04:12 PM   #1
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I bought my dad a tasco 3-9 rifle scope for his birthday. My intention is to put it on his 870 12 gauge slug gun. I understand slugs will bust scopes because they kick like a mule on crack. They have really improved scopes on how shockproof they are. The mounting base on the gun is a Weaver bolt-on rail which mounts on using bolts in place of the pins in the receiver. I am assuming the scope might survive longer with the bolt on rail compared to if it was mounted on a cantilever barrel. Help!

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As long as it is a decent scope it should be fine I have a bushell banner on my 12ga I won't use a cheap scope on a slug gun I had the crosshairs break in a Simmons 8 point that was on a slug gun and it caused me to miss a huge deer

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one minor disadvantage is rifle scopes have the parallax adjusted to 100 yards+. I would guess most of your shotgun shooting is less than 100 yards. Doubt you would ever notice or care though.

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one minor disadvantage is rifle scopes have the parallax adjusted to 100 yards+. I would guess most of your shotgun shooting is less than 100 yards. Doubt you would ever notice or care though.
The new slugs that you see the commercials and stuff for are meant to be zeroed in at 100 yards unlike the old ones like the two boxes of buckhammers I have in the safe
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As long as it is a decent scope it should be fine I have a bushell banner on my 12ga I won't use a cheap scope on a slug gun I had the crosshairs break in a Simmons 8 point that was on a slug gun and it caused me to miss a huge deer
Agreed to the comments of if it is a decent scope it will be fine.
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We got the scope mounted on the gun at about 2:30pm today. It looks great and I will post a photo of it tomorrow. Thanks guys!!!

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We got the scope mounted on the gun at about 2:30pm today. It looks great and I will post a photo of it tomorrow. Thanks guys!!!
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