red dot sight or scope on a shotgun

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by bs1984, May 23, 2012.

  1. bs1984

    bs1984 New Member

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    I got a mossberg 500 for deer hunting it'll be my first year hunting deer should I put a scope on it or a red dot sight
     
  2. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    What ranges are we talking about? Rifled slug barrel? What kind of slugs? If rifled barrel w good slugs I'd say get a Nikon slug pro 3-9x32. If not rifled then I'd say get iron peep sights.

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     

  3. bs1984

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    Prolly anywhere from 25 to 100 yards right now its got a 28 inch ported accuchoke barrel on smooth bore with bead sights I was thinking about getting the 500 slugster barrel also it comes with a Bushnell scope already on it. Would a rifled slug or a Sabot slug be better for deer?
     
  4. Marlinman

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    Saboted is better
     
  5. oli700

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    if you want to use sabot's dont forget to get a rifled barrel, not the 28" smoothbore you were considering
     
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  6. Buckethead47

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    I learned how to shoot with a red dot. That is all on what you like. I shoot smooth bore slugs and can keep the group within a 3 inch circle at 75 yards with a modified choke. You dont need a rifled barrel.
     
  7. oli700

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    If he wants to shoot sabots with any accuracy he does
     
  8. bs1984

    bs1984 New Member

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    I have both barrels for it now so sabots will be shot through the rifled barrel only
     
  9. Buckethead47

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    you also dont need sabot slugs to be acurate.
     
  10. Marlinman

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    Nope you don't. Accuracy is relative to the person. I personally don't think 3" groups at 75 yards is accurate. Not when my 817 w rifled slug barrel puts out 1.5" groups at 75 yards w Remington Buck hammer slugs.
     
  11. Hookeye

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    Scope, one with good eye relief, something like a 1-5X variable.
    At 1 or 1.5X and both eyes open............close and fast shooting is pretty easy :)
    If you want more mag, then 2-7X.
    3-9X might be a bit much.
     
  12. MikeJK

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    I always thought accuracy was in the shape of a silhouette.
     
  13. Marlinman

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    That's your definition. Mines the ability to put 5 holes as close together as is possible as far as I can. It also is in how far I can cleanly kill something. That distance is a LONG ways depending on the gun.
     
  14. MikeJK

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    Most if not everything in this forum if opinion. My post was more or less a joke anyway.
     
  15. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Very true. I'm just throwing out there its all in the eye of the shooter
     
  16. Buckethead47

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    I agree I just dont shoot enough to get better. I have only gone 3 times since december. Dec. 16 to break the ice after not shooting since 2008. Then jan 10. When I got my new stock. Then I put 10 rounds few months ago after I got my optic. Now put me on my cousins 270 and I can get them in that 1 inch group. But thats like shooting a BB gun compared to my 3" mag. Shells. I may go from red dot to scope and sight in at 100 yds.