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SimonTuffGuy 02-11-2008 11:45 PM

Red Dot for Shotty?
Looking to pickup a red dot scope for my Mossberg 835 turkey gun.

Anyone have a suggestion? I want to keep the price low, if possible.

fluffo63 02-12-2008 02:00 AM

hey friend...
..take a tip from a old veteran turkey hunter,,go with a 1.5x 4.5
standard shot-gun scope,ive tried the red-dot but you wont regret
the bushnell banner, i so happen to have a good used one with weaver
base,for a 835 and i also have a Kicks Gobling thunder choke ported
best shooting choke out there,4 sell????????:D

hillbilly68 02-12-2008 12:53 PM

I have used a red dot on my 11-87 for a few years now, I love it. HAs never failed me and the "no magnification power, no parallex" has come in handy. The last bird I harvested was less than 15 yards, would have been tough with any magnification power on the scope. I'm not sure what brand it is, but I paid about 30 bucks for it from Cabelas. Highly recommend it (red dot) for a turkey gun.
Aw man, you just made me get a flood of anticipation for spring turkey season. :D

EHCRain10 02-13-2008 12:44 AM

i agree that its a good addition to a turkey gun, got one on my mossberg 500

fluffo63 02-13-2008 02:24 AM

.P.S. Dont let your Light go out..LOL gobble gobble

EHCRain10 02-13-2008 04:40 AM

even if the light goes out, the scope helps me to aim the gun, just center the target in the tube.
i was able to shoot 23 out of 25 hand thrown clays without the battery in the red dot

SimonTuffGuy 02-13-2008 07:55 PM

hill - Thanks... I'm going to check out Cabela's for a holosight for my AR15, so I'll see what they have for my 835 at the same time. :)

SimonTuffGuy 02-16-2008 01:54 AM

Grabbed a cheapy Pine Ridge scope today on my stop by Cabela's. I guess Pine Ridge is their brand. Ran me $70 and I had to pickup a Weaver rail for another $7. Mounted it tonight and it looks good! I'll have to see how it shoots on my next trip over to the cabin.


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