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Old 12-12-2005, 09:19 AM
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I'm looking at getting a new scope for my 870. I have a 4xBushnell Dusk-to-Dawn on there now and have had great success with it. However it doesn't have as wide a field of view as I'm looking for, and I would like a variable power down to 1.5x or 2x. For a stand gun its great, still shots and also have made a fewon trottingdeer in the woods. But once in a while I am faced with a running shot and would like something that I can pick the target up with a little quicker. I have said in the past that I normally don't like to take running shots but the situation has came up and when it does again I want to be able to have every advantageI can. Plus Ijust want a new toy! Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
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Old 12-13-2005, 06:56 AM
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Old 12-13-2005, 07:05 AM
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I have a Remington Express Super Mag 870 with a Nikon Monarch UCC 1.5x-4.5x -20mm on it. I use it mainly for turkey hunting, but I have taken it deer hunting and switched from the 26" bird barrel to the 20" fully rifled barrel so I can use slugs. Some guys probably think it'sa waste of time to use ascope on a shotgun but I beg to differ. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-13-2005, 07:10 AM
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You could get some see through rings for your scope so you could still see your iron sights. But to really help you when I used to squirrle hunt with my scoped .22 I would have a hard time finding moving ones, then a guy at work told me not to shut one eye when using the scope and keep both of them open. It your keep both eyes open you can find your target faster. It will take some getting used to but when you do you will wander why you ever shut one eye, if you do shut one.
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Old 12-13-2005, 08:44 AM
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Thanks for your input fellas. Yeah I have thought about getting those scope rings, but I have a cantilever barrel so that wouldn't do me good with that set up. I use the same gun for turkey and pheasant as well so i would like to stick with the cantilever barrel. I have heard good things about those Mueller scopes, what u guys think?
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