Ghost rings for sport/hunting?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by RemFire, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. RemFire

    RemFire New Member

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    Ok guys I'm getting my Hatsan Escort MP-A next week hopefully, its coming with ghost ring sights and a sight rail. Will the standard sights be any good for sport or are they just meant for combat/tactical/competition use?.

    I just keep remembering my dealers words when I was talking to him about sporting use guns and then I asked him about his SPAS 12, he said, "its alright but its more designed for shooting people" . I've got a feeling the MPA is made along similar lines but I'd like to shoot game and vermin in conjunction with birdshot, as well as shooting targets in a range environment with solid slug which it may be more suited to.

    How do you think I will get on?. Will I end up buying another red-dot for the rail maybe?. I know its largely personal preferences but please let me know your thoughts:). Thanks
     

  2. tonydewar

    tonydewar New Member

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    get the correct tool for what you want to do! cant use a frameing hammer for finish work
     
  3. RemFire

    RemFire New Member

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    Thanks Hockalouis, the same style as the 3-dot is what is fitted to the MP-A except the rear dots are green and the front is red.

    Oh I do also have, but I just wondered if this would be of any use to me aswell because its a cheap gun and would see more rough feild use if so. Sounds like it wont be though, so it may just be kept for target/fun shooting down the back garden range. I dont really care because I just had to have one for what it costs!.
     
  4. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A ghost ring is very worthwhile for a tactical shotgun. I don't hunt with shotguns, so can't help you there.
     
  5. RemFire

    RemFire New Member

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    Thank you, I have the gun now and will look forward to trying it out. To be honest I think it does have potential for sport shooting.
     
  6. Brettad789

    Brettad789 New Member

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    I've got A ghost ring sight on my shotgun. I haven't done any hunting with it but I have shot some skeet. I was actually surprised at how well I did with it since it has a short 18 inch barrel.
     
  7. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    I am surprised if u did well w/GRS's in skeet but certainly NOT because it is a short barrel. Were you actually USING the sights, and how? You basically can't lead a moving target at shotgun ranges with GRS's...
     
  8. Brettad789

    Brettad789 New Member

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    Just kinda winged it really. Wasn't paying much attention just out with some buddies shooting. I do know that I hit the first 9 of 10.
     
  9. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    Standing behind or beside the thrower and shooting clay targets is not shooting "Skeet". And it sure ain't Sporting Clays. I have shot hand thrown targets with a .22 rifle with some success. Skeet or Sporting, assuredly not. The only kind of sight I have ever used with any success wingshooting is an optical red dot. The convention wisdom is wrong about those.
     
  10. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    The GRS's would work ok for deer, vamints, or turkey. Wingshooting, not so much.
     
  11. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    So, GRS' are not so good for quick shots, and/or on moving targets, at closer ranges usually that are within the envelope of shotguns using some kind of pellets.

    And the object lesson here boys and girls!?