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Postby razrback » Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:25 am

I have a Mossberg Law Enforcment type shotgun that I am converting to a turkey gun complete with a new barrel and choke tube. I was wondering if anyone has used scopes on there shotgun? I like like to know the pros and cons. I am think about a red dot instead of a magnifing scope. Any suggestions?
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Postby jbullard1 » Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:25 pm

If you can get your gun to pattern like 2 I know of then a low power scope will help make a clean head shot. 1 of the guns is a Mossberg 3 1/2" and it will put 240 #6 shot pellets in a 10 inch circle at 40 yards and has a 1.75 x 4.5 scope on it. The scope is mounted on the barrel to maintain accuracy when removing for cleaning and to keep from cutting your forehead because of the recoil. You might want to visit this web site or call and talk to Keith. http://www.customshotguns.com Hope this helps.
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Postby ufgators68 » Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:54 pm

I've got a tasco red dot on my Benelli and it helps me a lot. I have trouble focusing on the iron sights so I pretty much had no choice but to go with a scope. With the red dots you don't have to be lined up perfectly to shoot, your head can be off to the side some if need be.
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Postby razrback » Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:28 am

I'm thinking about using over & under scope mounts that way I can still utilize the iron sight if need be.
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Postby bt58 » Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:39 pm

razrback wrote:I'm thinking about using over & under scope mounts that way I can still utilize the iron sight if need be.


I've heard that those high mounts can have trouble holding your scope on zero....just a little caution. Never used any, but know that a turkey gun pack quite a whallop and could be tough on any rings.
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Postby ufgators68 » Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:08 pm

bt58 wrote:
razrback wrote:I'm thinking about using over & under scope mounts that way I can still utilize the iron sight if need be.


I've heard that those high mounts can have trouble holding your scope on zero....just a little caution. Never used any, but know that a turkey gun pack quite a whallop and could be tough on any rings.


Yup, I had to tighten the screws on mine several times last year. Wasn't shooting at turkeys though, mostly beavers. :( :(
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Postby jbullard1 » Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:51 pm

I am firm believer in, one gun one sight, no extra choices in the heat of battle. I've nothing but bad luck with see-thru mounts
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Postby razrback » Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:14 pm

Thanks for the input guys it has really been helpful.
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Postby iveygun3 » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:29 pm

go with a red dot or just put fiber optic sight on gun makes huge diff.

razr, you don't drive a red truck by chance do you?
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Postby razrback » Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:28 am

Nope. I drive a black one.
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Postby iveygun3 » Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:27 pm

razr, just wondering b/c i know a guy up in starkvegas from ark that drives a red gmc 1/2ton. didn't know if it were you or not. I got a lease down in Noxubee Co. 1hr from Svegas. hard turkey hunting though 3yr old cutover and very few trees.
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