Originally Posted by JTJ
Several of the brands have dedicated shotgun scopes. The parallax is set from 50 to 70 yards depending on the brand. I dont use a scope on a shotgun but I like the reticles available for the 22lr. I dont know how it would hold up to recoil but I like the Konus shotgun scopes. The reticle is engraved on the glass instead of wires. If your BSA is working well, stay with it. If it aint broke dont fix it.
Even if I was hunting with a 300 WM the distance of my shots would still be the same. I do occasionally shoot a deer at 300 yards or further with my 30/06, maybe once every 5 years or so. Why should my only choice of optics for the 30/06 be for the shot I take every 5 years. I hunt with a powerful rifle because I want to put the deer down right there. Most deer I kill are less than 10 yards from cover that is so thick one can't penetrate it without a brush ax or machete. If I shoot that deer with a 243 and everthing doesn't work out perfectly chances are slim I will recover the deer.
Even shooting round nose bullets at least once a season the bullet glances off a limb turning a perfect shot into a heart/lung or even a gut shot. The 30/06 creates a blood trail that anyone can see. I find the deer even if he runs 100 yards into thick cover.