GUN Recommend a Red Dot - Shotgun Hunting

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  1. AngryPotato

    AngryPotato New Member

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    I have a Mossberg 500 that I'm thinking about throwing a red dot on for deer hunting. The red dot should be pretty good for our style of terrain here in CT where you can't see 100 yards any way.

    Any recommended sights for a shotgun?

    Share your experiences.

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    An H1 would be awesome if you had the bucks to burn. Whats the budget?
     
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    EOTech?

    I guess it all depends on your budget.
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Because of the stock configuration it would need to be a pretty low mounted dot so you would not need to change your cheek weld.

    I like the micro reflex sights such as the doctor, jpoint, or the new cmore sts. I have seen some aimpoint T1's mounted on shotgun and I did think they were kind of slick if you like tube sights.

    The jpoint works well when mounted on the barrel. I got one on my rem 1100.

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    Not sure if JP still has the same deal www.jprifles.com but before if you bought a jpoint from them you got your choice of mounts. Todays prices it's $300 for the jpoint and $50 for the mount if bought seperately. The mount is glued onto the barrel. I have two of them on two different barrels and they both stayed on. You guys see what I do in 3 gun so that's saying something.

    If you wanted to get the sight milled into the receiver than that's like $250 of mill work but of course it is more sturdy and cleaner.

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    My benelli with doctor sight milled into the receiver. $500 for the doctor + 250 for mill work (If you were to pay full retail $$$)
     
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    Under $200
     
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    I think you can get ultra dot's for $200 or less and I've heard good things about them.
     
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    Well since you already got a rail. Ultradot makes a micro reflex that will bolt on.

    http://www.ultradotusa.com/ultradot_dist_2008_003.htm

    Do not know how rugged the electronics are but should be less of an issue on a shotgun. From what I remember retail was about $200
     
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    Can a POS red dot survive on a shotgun that won't get used much?
     
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    Depends. There are two areas of concern. First is will the sight hold zero. For most cheap crap the answer is no. The second is how shock proof is the electronics. A shotgun has a good amount of recoil but it's slow pushy recoil, so it is not as bad as say a snappy pistol or a large caliber rifle.
     
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    Kinda what I figured. Thanks for the answer.
     
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    Burris is making shotgun mounts for their FastFire's.

    Uses a spacer that goes between the stock and the receiver. Might be a fairly trick setup....
     

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