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Looking for a shotgun scope recommendations

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Bloodhound, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Nov 29, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    Bloodhound

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    Having just picked up a Remington 870 in 20 gauge the scope that came with it doesn't have nearly enough eye relief for me to shoot comfortably. That being said, I'd like to find something variable, 1-4 or 3-7, for longer range deer hunting.

    Any ideas or recommendations?
     
  2. Nov 29, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    la0d0g

    la0d0g Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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    Deer hunting with a shotgun? I didn't know people did this.
     
  3. Nov 29, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    Several states don't allow rifle hunting, shotgun or muzzle loaders only. OP, I would stay in the 1-4x range myself, maybe even a red-dot optic of some sort.
     
  4. Nov 29, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    la0d0g

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    Didn't know that, thanks!
     
  5. Nov 29, 2012 at 12:25 PM
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    Come to MA, that's all they let us hunt deer with :mad:
     
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    I have a rifled slug barrel with open sights for my 12ga Winchester. I like it. Might be worth looking into one.
     
  7. Nov 29, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    If you can hunt in your state with a reflex sight, I would check out Vortex optics. They make a nice reflex sight and you can get a 3 power adapter for it. I would think that would be a great setup for a shotgun, plus its got a pretty long eye relief, so it might be more comfortable for you.
     
  8. Nov 29, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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    Yeah, Illinois is shotgun or muzzle-loader only. They seem to think the entire state (vs. county) is over-populated...either that or some people are to dumb to pull the trigger in a safe direction. IDK

    Well, mine came with the smoothbore and rifled slug barrel but it has the cantilever on it for scope mount...last time I looked at barrel prices before I bought the cost was a bit more than I'd like to spend to have another barrel lying around the gun room..
     
  9. Nov 29, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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    I have the Nikon Monarch 1.5-4 x 20mm mounted on my Winchester 94 rifle and love it. It is one of the long eye relief, shotgun style scopes.

    Very clear optics for the $200 I paid some years back.
     
  10. Nov 29, 2012 at 2:17 PM
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    what's considered long range for a 20 gauge shotgun shooting a slug?
     
  11. Nov 29, 2012 at 2:18 PM
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    The old Nikon Monarch line was awesome value in optics, some of the newer stuff looks a tad cheesy to me. OP, to me this is the perfect slug gun sight.
     
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    Right now, with slug gun, I put my limit at 60yards...would rather kill shot than give one a long slow death.

    I'll check it out, thanks.
     
  13. Nov 29, 2012 at 3:14 PM
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    I have a Nikon Buckmaster on my 1187!
    I like!
     
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    I have an 870 with a Nikon Prostaff 2-7X32 scope on it(#6720). I use it as my hog gun on some public land where it's shotgun only. My gun has the 18 inch smooth bore and I still get impressive groups up to 100 yards. For where I hunt, 100 yrds is rare. I paid around $100 for it.
     
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