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Old 12-25-2007, 07:46 PM
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hi everyone i was wondering if 3x9x40 or 3x9 x50 is to big of scope for a shoutgun thanx
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Old 12-25-2007, 07:59 PM
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A lot of people put 3x-9x on their shotguns but go with a 40mm objective lens-the 50mm lens is so big it'll make ya mount the scope too high. I would reccomend a good fixed or lower power variable scope for it as a slug ain't going to be so long range that you'll need high power. A good 1.5x-4.5x or a 2x-7x orta be just right.
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Old 12-25-2007, 09:08 PM
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If your thinking about buying a new scope for your shotgun, you should look into one that is actually designed for a shotgun. These scopes have longer eye relief than a center firescope, and a parallax setting of 75 yards in lieu of a 100 yard setting onstandard scopes. I have a Nikon Prostaff 2-7x 32mm shotgun scope that works out very well on my Rem 870 slug gun.
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:29 AM
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I have a 3x-9x on ym slug gun and its never been above 5x for hunting. I just had an extra scope when i got the gun so it got put on there. If i had to get a new one i would get a 2x-7x.
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Old 12-26-2007, 07:23 AM
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Hard to beat a Nikon Pro Staff 2x7x32 shotgun/muzzleloader scope.
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Old 12-26-2007, 12:41 PM
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Hard to beat a Nikon Pro Staff 2x7x32 shotgun/muzzleloader scope.
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Old 12-26-2007, 12:44 PM
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How bout a Nikon Omega.. 5" of eye relief
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Old 12-26-2007, 02:34 PM
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Another vote for the nikon pro staff 2-7x32. I have one on my 11-87 and it works awesome. I would also check into the new Nikon Sluggster. Its made specifically for shotguns with the BDC Reticle and is a 3-9X40.
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Old 12-26-2007, 02:56 PM
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I never put anything over a 1.5-5X20mm on my slugguns or ML. But I am considering the omegas from nikons, myabe a 2-7.
 
Old 12-26-2007, 05:18 PM
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2x-4x is plenty for me, even with the fast sabots.
All shots under 200.

The biggest thing you want in a slug gun scope is eye relief.
Follow up shots are really tough when your eyebrow is bleeding into your eye.
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