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sighting in shotgun ?????

Old 12-02-2011, 08:54 PM
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ok my first year hunting and my buddy lives in a shotgun only county

heading up there soon to go deer hunting, just picked by a mossberg 500 with a scope

my ? is would it be better to sight it in at 30 or 50 yrds, i was thinking 50 but looking for advice from experianced hunters ??
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:17 AM
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at 50 yards you want to be 2" or 2.5" high
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:10 AM
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Sight it in for 50 yd's, and I agree with BHC, have it a little high at that range. You should be able to hit a deer at 100 yd. with the right slugs. If it's a smooth bore, use an IC choke and "foster" slugs, if it's rifled, use saboted slugs.
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:21 AM
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hey i have a mossberg 500 and i use hornady 2 3/4 inch 300gr sabot slugs if you go get those sight it in at 50 but sight it so it does not shoot high cause i did that and t a hundred it was shooting the same as 50 so sight it in right on
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:15 AM
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So far so good but what barrel does it have?If it's rifled you could sight in dead on at 100yds.If not go with 50.
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