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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
 

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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.

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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?
 

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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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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.
 

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

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Buckethead47 said:
you also dont need sabot slugs to be acurate.
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.
 

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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.
 

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

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MikeJK said:
I always thought accuracy was in the shape of a silhouette.
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.
 

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

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MikeJK said:
Most if not everything in this forum if opinion. My post was more or less a joke anyway.
Very true. I'm just throwing out there its all in the eye of the shooter
 

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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.
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.
 
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