Red dot or green dot for mossberg 500

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by Gunslingerbarred, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. Gunslingerbarred

    Gunslingerbarred New Member

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    Hi I was wondering about a decent site for my mossberg 500 after about 200 rounds through it, I have recently purchased an ATI stock. My next purchase is going to be a site for quick aim. I am fair shot at 15-25 yards but when I do shoot at that range I have to take time with the bead site, I was actually considering a ghost ring site but I don't think that is available for the 500. So I just wanted to hear input on which people prefer and if they have had improvement in there target practice. If really appreciate it.
     
  2. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    Not that a shotgun needs it, but I have a red dot and Magpul BUIS on one shotgun. Went way to far on the tacticool side though. My second one has a simple Trijicon Triennium front bead, that's all you need.
     

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  3. Missouribound

    Missouribound Well-Known Member

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    Believe it or not, men are more prone to colorblindness than women. That being said....I see green much more clearer than red. Your decision should be based on how well you see each color, not on anyones preference of color.
     
  4. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    I think the colors sometimes bleed out in the background. Even on my AR's the green washes out when shooting outdoor. For me red dot for out doors and green for home defense. All my sights change retinal colors.
     
  5. Triumphman

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    Don't know about the Mossy, but for the Rem 870 I got a Saddleback Mount that rides on the Receiver. It has a machined typical Weaver Rail to add Scope Rings, Red Dots. Gives about 6" of Rail. The Scope I got is an older Model Bushnell 1x Trophy(long tube) 4 Reticle Red/Green. It's been on my 20ga for 2yrs as a Turkey Gun.
    What else is that the Saddleback Mount is made in such a way, that you can also look under a "Bridge" designed under the Rail, to also use your Gun Beads if you choose, or Battery goes out. The sight picture of course is much smaller, but it's doable.
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  6. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Gunslinger, If it were my shotgun, I would combine the advice in the 2 above posts. Saddleback makes a mount for the model 500 in both 12 and 20 gauge. I have a pair of them for my wife's 20 gauge model 500, one has a burris shotgun scope on it for deer season, the other had a tru-glo red\green dot holographic sight for turkey season. To change them out is as simple as pulling the mounting pins, placing the new one on, pin it in place, and check the zero. Quick, simple, easy.
     
  7. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    just gotta ask. Does that muzzle brake actually do anything, or is it just cosmetic?
     
  8. JonM

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    Trijicon greens show better against a green background than red and especially yellow does. Green also shows better in fading evening and morning light.

    This is not true of all elcheapo green dots or red dots. The cheaper dot sights have real difficulty under bright light. In extremely bright light trijicon green is awesome thats why i try and get their optics in green when i need that capability.

    Ive got a trijicon acog and accupoint i use for such things.
     
  9. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    I'm not sure with a dot sight if red or green make much difference. I have a Vortex Strike Fire that gives you a choice of red or green and my tired old eyes see both about the same. Now with a laser there is a world of difference. In bright daylight the red laser pretty much is worthless but the green is very visible. Normally the human eye sees green better than it does red or so I have read.
     
  10. cottontop

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    I thought this post was going to be about shotgun reloading powder.
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  11. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    LOL. At first I was thinking the same thing.
     
  12. MisterMcCool

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    I thought he was looking for a trade.
     
  13. phildenton

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    there is a ghost ring site, but says gunsmithing required, http://www.mossberg.com/cgi-bin/commerce.exe?preadd=action&key=95300
     
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  14. nchunt101

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    I have an orange bead on my M-1 Super 90 that I am very confident in.
     
  15. orlando_marquez

    orlando_marquez New Member

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    I have a red laser on mine. Its just for home defense in any low light spots.

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  16. Triumphman

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    Well Orlando, you gave me a chuckle. A Lazer on a Shotgun. Kinda seems to be insulting the capability of the Shotty doesn't it? Are Slugs involved, and that's reason for Lazer?

    I know what my 20ga with Full Turkey Choke Patterns at 40yds to Plywood using #6-1/2 shot, I can imagine the power/damage it puts out at less than 30Ft. I wouldn't want to be at business end.

    I will say I do like your Setup.
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  17. orlando_marquez

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    Slugs, shot at hip level, remaining in low light would justify a laser. If I'm at work and my wife is at home I tell her not to turn on the flashlight, just the laser. Turn on the bedroom light, stay put, and get on your cell. She knows better than to clear a house.

    Shotgun owners with lasers on shotguns understand they are NOT for presicion shots. On shotguns, lasers are for hip firing or target acquisition in the absence of night sights.