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  1. The Cable Guy

    The Cable Guy New Member

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    Picked it up last saturday after the "11" day wait. Knoxx SpecOps showed up today, bought a sling, and picked up a rail from work.

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    Top barrel and stock is my hunting/clays setup. Bottom is for HD and zombie invasion.

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    Rail fits perfectly! no modification needed, just screwed out the little screws on the receiver and screwed in the new ones.

    Now all I need is a few recommendation for optics. Preferably open red-dots.
     
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    Aimpoint Micro T1

    Maybe Loctite the rail's screws, too? (if you didn't already) :dunno:
     
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    That would be a great idea even if they are on there pretty tight.
     
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    How much do those things usually run for?
     
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    I want to pick me up a Mossy 12 gauge with the 2 barrels soon, only $250 at Big 5.
     
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    Get it, after tax and DROS, its about 295 out the door.
     
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    springy101 When god comes and calls me to his kingdom, I'll t

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    I already have an 870 though, oh well you can never have too many shotguns.
     
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    Why even get a red dot, I think ghost ring sights should be good enough.
     
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    Red dot > ghost ring > bead > "rifle" sights
     
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    springy101 When god comes and calls me to his kingdom, I'll t

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    In an HD situation though, with a max range of like 15 yards, isn't that little overkill?
     
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    I wouldn't mind getting into a little competitive shooting later on.
     
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    The upshot to an Aimpoint is that even the T1 has a battery life of something like 50,000 hours. So you basically mount it, zero it, and leave it there, turned on, all the time. Maybe change the batteries once a year, to be safe. Even though they'll theoretically last for 5, even with the optic turned on.

    Other than that, no need to worry.
    And it's way faster than any iron sights.
    At 15 yards, you can expect maybe 15" of shot spread; still smaller than a torso, so you're best off if you can plant that shot column smack dead center, and fast.

    Besides, if you get the T1, and decide you don't want it on a shotgun, that's fine, you can put it on anything else with a rail. Like a dedicated competition shotgun. Or a carbine. Etc, etc...
     
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    That's a Mossberg, right? What stock is that? $$? Where?
     
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    Knoxx Specops Stock, recoil reducing.

    I got mine on eBay for $120
     
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    what he said :h5:
     
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    I think thats even overly generous at least based on my own patterning.
     
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    typically 00 buck spreads 1" per 1 yard traveled. of course there will be some that are tighter and looser, but thats a general rule of thumb - so to speak
     
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    Want :bowdown:
     
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    this would depend on choke, right? and it is likely assuming 00 buck coming out of a cylinder choke, right?
     
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    Yes, the 1" per yard general rule-of-thumb assumes cylinder (unchoked) barrel.
     
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    1" per 3 yards.
     

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