Red dot opinions for mossberg 835

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by bigdaddy573, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    I got a mossberg 835 and I'm wanting a red dot on it for turkey season but I'm not sure what one would be good with the 31/2 inch shells I'm goin to be using and I'm on a small budget 100 buck or less thanks for for your help
     
  2. DrumJunkie

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    With 3.5's that's a lot of recoil to ask a budget red dot to deal with. If it was me (and it was a while back) I'd use fiber optic sights.:)
     

  3. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Use that money to buy shells and practice. That will help more thasn a dot.
     
  4. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    Aiming ain't the problem my eyes suck and I can't see my bead clear enuff I had a fiber optic sight on it but recoil knock it off and I couldn't find it the other day when I was shooting some 31/2 00buck so the why I'm thinking about a red dot maybe a fix power scope
     
  5. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Bushnell, TRS 25 has worked well on my AR and Marlin .30-30. Old Tasco Propoints that were made in Japan before operations were moved to China, are pretty tough, and you can find them on E-Bay from time to time. I had a PDP2 that went for years with no trouble at all. Finally had a friend talk me out of it for his kid's AR. Still running on that rifle.
     
  6. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    Sorry took me bit to get back to this I been thinking more about a fixed power scope then red dot because I believe the 31/2 would way to much for it I'm thinking about a bushnell banner?
     
  7. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    I use a truglo gobble stopper red dot on my 3 1/2" stoeger and it holds up real good
     
  8. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    Seems like I heard the name before don't remember what it looked liked ?
     
  9. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    It's nice just go to truglos website they have it on there
     
  10. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    Ya I seen them thats what I was thinkin about getting
     
  11. akers06

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    They hold up really well the only problem I had was that the factory flip open covers like to fall off after you shoot so I just took mine completely off
     
  12. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    Ya but that no big deal tho is the red dot easy to see when it bright out
     
  13. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    Yea it has red, green, and blue and three different brightness settings on each color I always used the green because I could pic stuff up with it easiest...but ya I never had a problem seeing the dot plus it has a sun shield on it
     
  14. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    Alright thanks man I think goin to get it because they aint really that pricey and I would rather by one then break one and have to replace it
     
  15. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    Yea you won't go wrong with that brother
     
  16. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    Here is a picture of it on my stoeger
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  17. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    GREAT now I have to add another gun to the I want list lol:D
     
  18. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    Haha it's a m 3500 I love it I gave a little under $600 for it. in my opinion I.think it's the best semi auto for under $1000
     
  19. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    Great lol it might take a while but I will end up with one now that I know the price
     
  20. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    Lol I shoot a kicks 660 Turkey tube and 3 1/2" #4 federal mag shoks I shot a turkey at about 30 yards and nearly tore it's head completely off lmao