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Old 06-24-2013, 09:28 PM   #21
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They make shotgun scopes just to make more money....that rifle scope will last as long as the gun.....here in ohio we can only use shotguns or muzzleloaders to deer hunt with and I would say at least half of the shotguns used here has rifle scopes on them
OK you're correct.,

http://hunting.about.com/od/guns/f/shgunriflescope.htm
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That's the opinion of one person.....I know from years of experience myself and many friends with experience and as long as you have a decent scope it will be just fine now if you put a 30 dollar scope on a shotgun yes it is probably gonna break but any quality scope will be just fine I don't care what anybody says.......... I know from experience
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Slugs work fine out of an 870.

Cheap slugs will shoot under 6" at 100 yards. RWS slugs shoot about 4" at 100 yards.

Add a rifled slug barrel and the groups shrink to 3" or less.

Brownell's sells a picatinny rail for the top of the receiver.

Add a scope on a Hastings rifled barrel with a 3-9 scope and it will shoot around 2 inches.

Slugs drop like a bowling ball beyond 100..but
We just tested slugs at 200 yards :

Federal Slugs dialed in to a 4" group, RWS shot a 3" group
and penetrated 1' of hard wood and right straight thru the door of a 2012 Toyota @ 200 yards...plenty of energy left ! 18X scope used at 200 yards.

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Slugs work fine out of an 870.

Cheap slugs will shoot under 6" at 100 yards. RWS slugs shoot about 4" at 100 yards.

Add a rifled slug barrel and the groups shrink to 3" or less.

Brownell's sells a picatinny rail for the top of the receiver.

Add a scope on a Hastings rifled barrel with a 3-9 scope and it will shoot around 2 inches.

Slugs drop like a bowling ball beyond 100..but
We just tested slugs at 200 yards :

Federal Slugs dialed in to a 4" group, RWS shot a 3" group
and penetrated 1' of hard wood and right straight thru the door of a 2012 Toyota @ 200 yards...plenty of energy left ! 18X scope used at 200 yards.
18x on a slug gun? 3-9x is plenty. You're trying to kill a buck not ticks.
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Question: is a 20 gauge slug enough for ticks, or should I use a 12?

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Question: is a 20 gauge slug enough for ticks, or should I use a 12?
Man you better have a 10 gauge those ticks can be awfully tough.....lol
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Question: is a 20 gauge slug enough for ticks, or should I use a 12?
20 Gauge will do fine for ticks and such,but for Chiggers you need a flamethrower,this I have experience with.
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I had a 4x simmons eight point on my shotgun for the end of last hunting season. I shot one deer with it. The other two I bagged with my Mosin Nagant. I usually use a 4x BSA scope on my shotgun. Last season the mount broke taking the crosshairs with it. BSA replaced the four year old scope for $10. I upgraded the rings on my shotgun to weaver quad lock scope rings.

The 4x Eight Point now resides on my Marlin XT-22MR. I don't like variable power scopes for hunting. I end up using the scope turned up to the highest setting as a spotting scope/binoculars. Then I see the game right on top of me. All I can see is a brown patch of hair. I just use a fixed power scope so I have to bring binoculars.

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