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Versatile Shotgun, Which Optic?

Old 10-26-2018, 02:54 PM
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It really depends on how much you want to spend. But I definitely wouldn't get a red dot type. IMO the dot would cover too much area at your 200 yard max range. Bushness makes a decent scope but in today's market there are better. A nice Nikon Pro-staff is a good choice. But even better would be a Leupold Ultimate Slam scope if you can find one.
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Old 11-06-2018, 05:03 AM
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Originally Posted by rogerstv View Post
I suggest buying a Remington 870 instead of a Mossberg. I would top it with the best rifle scope you can afford. I prefer the magnification and objective size of a rifle scope.

Why do you like the 870 over the Mossberg?
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Old 11-10-2018, 03:43 AM
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Nothing wrong with a Mossberg 500, they are very will proven over the years.....Today's Remington firearms are junk, older ones are great !!

what gauge are you getting?

If it's a 12ga stick with 2-3/4" sabot slugs
If it's a 20ga stick with 3" sabot slugs

You will need to try different brands to see that that barrel likes, but a good starting point would be Remington's Accutips, and the new Remington/Barnes sabots

Scope wise, no need to buy a "SHOTGUN ONLY" scope, purchase a rifle scope 3-9x40....I'm a Leupold fan and have them on almost all my slug guns and rifles....If on a budget a good scope is the Bushnell Trophy, it's clear, and can't go wrong for the price
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Old 11-14-2018, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by ram2 View Post
Why do you like the 870 over the Mossberg?
The few Mossbergs I have handled were "sloppy". The parts seems loose and ill-fitting. Guns were also heavy.

Remington 870 are the tried and true pump shotgun. Very, very dependable.
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Old 11-20-2018, 01:33 PM
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get a Savage 220!
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Old 11-21-2018, 12:51 PM
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For a long shot over 100 yds, I would definitely get a scope. I have used shotguns with sabots before and I never shot one i thought I could shoot accurately at 200 yds. Luckily in my state you can use a muzzle loader or shotgun so I use the muzzle loader now. Much more accurate especially at distance and I only need one shot anyway.
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Old 11-28-2018, 06:08 PM
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What did you choose?
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