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Open sights vs scopes on shotguns

Old 11-15-2005, 04:17 PM
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Default Open sights vs scopes on shotguns

Didn't really want the title to sound like another poll, but I'm curious how many of you prefer scopes to open sights on shotguns (or vice versa).
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Old 11-15-2005, 04:22 PM
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depends alot on the type of terrain you hunt the type of gun you use and so on. Im shooting a remington 870 cantilever barrel and sabots. I m not afraid to push it past 150, and in them situitans you need a good scope, versus if you hunting with rifled slugs or tight woods the scope might actually hinder you. I put the new Bushnell banner 2-7*36 scope on my gun, i hate the scope but for thick cover woods it works well, shot a doe at 28 yards this morning in thick stuff and didnt have a problem finding her in the scope
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Old 11-15-2005, 04:50 PM
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Scopeis the only way I personally would go...If I am stuck in a situation where one is not available..so be it...but if I have any say in the matter, I would go with a scope every time.


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Old 11-15-2005, 04:58 PM
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According to an article in one of the hunting magazines,tests performed by the military have shown that a low powered scope can actuallybe aimed faster than open sights.A scope offers the most advantage in low light situations.
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Old 11-15-2005, 05:19 PM
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jcchartboy that looks like a rifle or am i wrong
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Old 11-15-2005, 05:29 PM
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Default RE: Open sights vs scopes on shotguns

He shoots a Savage 12 gauge bolt slug gun. I shoot a H&R ultra with a scope.

I say it depends on what you are doing with it.

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Old 11-15-2005, 05:29 PM
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It looks like one of these to me.
http://www.savagearms.com/210f.htm
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Old 11-15-2005, 05:37 PM
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Default RE: Open sights vs scopes on shotguns

I hunt in north and south minnesota, some yearsin open fields and some in hardwood timber. I never had a problem with open rifle sight. I don't even use a rifle barrel and those expensive sabot slugs. All the deers I shot is within 100yrds and never missed the deer I'm shooting at, ever since I started hunting in "93". Last year I shot one about 158yrds with a regular foster style slug, the deer went about 50 yrds and crash. I neverused a shotgun with scope beforeand wouldn't mind trying butRight now my shotgun is so good and accurate to me that I won't traded for any shotgun out there.
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Old 11-15-2005, 05:59 PM
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Thanks Paul and Stubble,

Yes, in fact that is my Savage 210 12ga.

It is funny how most people automatically assume that because the gun has a bolt action, it must be a rifle. Obviously, I can see why they think that, it still just surprises me.

Bolt actions, Scopes, and Sabot slugs....
They go together like ice cream and apple pie...lol
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Old 11-15-2005, 06:06 PM
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Remington 870 express Magnum. Rifled barrel and my scope. I swear i can't miss.

Scope everytime no questions asked.. unless your in some thick stuff of course
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