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Old 05-08-2014, 10:36 PM   #1
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I found 3 different shotgun scopes on Amazon.com and I can't decide which one I want. I don't remember the model names but I do remember brand names. They were :

Simmons
Bushnell
konus

All three scopes have at least 4" of eye relief.

I know single shots beat the crap out of cheap scopes. Will the limbsaver barrel ring help? The gun I plan to put it on is the h&r ultra slug 12 gauge with the thumbhole stock that I'm saving up for.

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Old 05-09-2014, 04:10 AM   #2
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The limbsaver barrel ring is to control harmonics in rifle barrels. I don't understand how it could help a shotgun.

Simmons and Bushnell both make decent hunting scopes. They also make some crappy scopes. You need to do some legwork to find out if the glass in the scope you want is made at Meade labs. If you list the exact model of scope you want we can be more helpful.

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The limbsaver barrel ring is to control harmonics in rifle barrels. I don't understand how it could help a shotgun.
he thinks it's going to help with recoil. it won't.
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Buy a Nikon Slug Hunter. Only an extra hundred bucks and ten times the quality. I realize that some cheap scopes have great warrenties but that doesn't make me feel better when I miss a deer due to a fogged scope/broken reticle/ blown up internals. Also look into DNZ mounts. Not sure what they have in the way of mounts for shotguns (never had a dedicated slug gun) but they are great rifle mounts. Pay Once Cry Once.
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You are NOT going to be shooting 250 or 300 yards, sure you would not rather have something like this ?...............
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Nothing by Bushnell, Simmons or Konus has ever been in my safe, and never will be.
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he thinks it's going to help with recoil. it won't.
Limbsaver makes a barrel ring for bull / heavy barrels. I know it's not gonna do squat about the recoil. I meant will the barrel ring help suppress the shock and vibration when the gun goes off and help keep the scope "alive" longer?
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You are NOT going to be shooting 250 or 300 yards, sure you would not rather have something like this ?...............
That's what I thought about doing. Heck, I thought about putting one on my dad's old 870 (express combo)
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Limbsaver makes a barrel ring for bull / heavy barrels. I know it's not gonna do squat about the recoil. I meant will the barrel ring help suppress the shock and vibration when the gun goes off and help keep the scope "alive" longer?
Not necessary, shotgun barrels do NOT have near the resonance harmonics of a rifles barrel !............
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