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Old 09-10-2012, 03:45 PM   #11
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Well, shooting bird is completely different from shooting deer, or targets on a tac range. It has been my experience that I was less accurate with a reddot while hunting bird than with just the ball. Remember when doing that kind of shooting you don't exactly aim, you point and having a reddot makes you aim.

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I have never shot bird shot with a scope, same with buck. It seems silly to me to try and use a scope while swinging for birds.
I have shot a Remington 870 with a red dot, with slugs, and saw no improvement in accuracy, as opposed to using my bead sight.
If you want a really accurate slug gun, buy a rifled barrel for your shotgun. For bird shot and buck i think optics of any sort are unnecessary.

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I have never shot bird shot with a scope, same with buck. It seems silly to me to try and use a scope while swinging for birds.
I have shot a Remington 870 with a red dot, with slugs, and saw no improvement in accuracy, as opposed to using my bead sight.
If you want a really accurate slug gun, buy a rifled barrel for your shotgun. For bird shot and buck i think optics of any sort are unnecessary.
Probably very sound advice. The only advantage I would see is in low light. The swampy woods here get really dark even before full sunset. It could be useful on a hog hunt, or home defense. But the other 99.9% of the time a shotgun gets used, the bead works well.
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