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Old 01-13-2011, 08:29 AM
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You turkey hunters that use scoped shotguns, what shotgun scope are you using? I just purchased a used Remington 870 Magnum Express that came with a Bushnell scope and I don't think that that scope will work for me. I've got a Pentax Lightseeker SG-1 scope on my 11-87 but was looking for some more options.
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:52 AM
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You bought a good turkey gun! I don't use scopes though, why don't you like yours?
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:59 PM
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When targeting a scope you want to watch what kind of Field of view you have on low power. Turkey shots are commonly 30 yards so you don't need a lot of magnification so a low power will be 2- maybe 3 and thats what I use. What you want is the field of view so if the bird runs or is moving fast you have room to keep it in it while your lining up the hairs...
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:33 PM
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I use a Nikon Monarch Turkey Pro on my 11-87 for the last 6 yrs.

SP Matte finish 11-87 3" 21 inch Cantelever barrel
Nikon Shotgun Black Matte Turkey Pro Reticle - Riflescope 1.5-4.5 x 20 - Matte
Buckcreek Monte Carlo Neoprene butt pad.



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Old 01-16-2011, 07:01 PM
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I've got a Bushnell 1-4 power Shotgun scope... Works great... I leave it on 1 power
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by C120 View Post
You turkey hunters that use scoped shotguns, what shotgun scope are you using? I just purchased a used Remington 870 Magnum Express that came with a Bushnell scope and I don't think that that scope will work for me. I've got a Pentax Lightseeker SG-1 scope on my 11-87 but was looking for some more options.

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Old 01-18-2011, 06:26 AM
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Thanks for the information. I've ordered a Nikon Monarch Turkey Pro. I'm looking forward to getting it here, on my shotgun, and start sighting and load testing. April 1 will be here before you know it.
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:31 PM
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I have used a cheaper red dot scope and don't really like them. One of the turkeys i shot with it seemed to be almost covered up by the dot. Seemed kinda hard to get exact shot placement using it.

I prefer fiber optic sights when hunting turkeys.
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Iowabucks44 View Post
I have used a cheaper red dot scope and don't really like them. One of the turkeys i shot with it seemed to be almost covered up by the dot. Seemed kinda hard to get exact shot placement using it.

I prefer fiber optic sights when hunting turkeys.
The right dot for turkeys is a 5 MOA reticle ......
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Adrian J Hare View Post
When targeting a scope you want to watch what kind of Field of view you have on low power. Turkey shots are commonly 30 yards so you don't need a lot of magnification so a low power will be 2- maybe 3 and thats what I use. What you want is the field of view so if the bird runs or is moving fast you have room to keep it in it while your lining up the hairs...
That's the trick!
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