GUN Need some help v.hunting & shotguns

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  1. Styk

    Styk Active Member

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    I am about to go pick up my new Mossberg shotgun. I got the 535 3 barrel combo, which is great it will get me through deer season this year. It comes with a 22" turkey barrel, a rifled slug barrel and a field barrel and 3 chokes for the turkey barrel. I want to pick up a scope for the slug barrel.. It has a scope mount already, so can I get any scope I want? or does it have to be a shotgun specific scope?
     
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    I don't hunt with a shotgun but I would recommend a very low power scope. Even with the rifled slug barrel the slugs have a very poor balistic coefficient. I can't see you taking shots with the kind of accuracy to be humane past 100 yards. Thus at most a 1x4 variable power scope. Now honesly I would probably go with a 1x red dot sight. At 1x it would make it much easier to track a moving animal and if you got the sight dialed in 100 yard shots should not be an issue. I've seen some aimpoint T1's on shotguns and I think they are pretty fucking slick in that application.

    I run a doctor sight on my shotgun.

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    You ever shot any clays with your 3-gun shotgun Yar?

    Me and a buddy were talking about how fun it would be to show up at a clays shoot with dots and stick loaders and everything.

    I actually shoot a fair bit of doves, and I've been wondering if a dot would make any difference there.
     
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    Yes I've been shooting a little 5 stand and sporting clays. For sporting clays they only let me put 2 in the gun, but the dot sight is kind of awesome.

    For 5 stand I've done some crazy stuff where I loaded 10+1+1 and the puller put up flurry after flurry as my buddy and I put a lot of shot after them. The SC guys had to admit it looked like fun.
     
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    Can't wait to get my rem-choked, red dot, saiga 12 back and hook up a 20 round drum
     
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    i don't know if a dot would help shooting birds - shooting a flying bird has more to do with pointing
     
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    I don't think it's a hinderence either. When I'm leading a bird the dot is a good reference of my lead. Makes up if I get a sloppy check weld. Granted I'm not the best wing shooter. For SC I'm a 70ish/100
     
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    I'm going to get him to remchoke my saiga after we cut it down. :bowdown:
     
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    thanks for the info.. With the woods I am hunting in 100 yds is a long shot. So I think a variable power scope I think would be best. maybe i can find someone that has one i can try out and see what i like. BTW I just got home with the gun. Gonna try and post pics in a bit.
     
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    yeah but you cant shoot birds with a red dot :rolleyes:
     
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    Why not?
     
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    you don't necessarily need precision, you need to just point your stick in front of a flying object
     

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