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Hey all

Didn't go hunting last year gonna go this year..Has anyone put a scope on a shotgun? Will a scope work since theres alot of recoil? If a scope will work what is a good scope for someone on a budget?

I have a rifled slug barrel whats a good sabot slug to shoot out of it? one that wont break the bank..

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My deer hunting shotgun is a Remington 1100 12-gauge. I purchased it at Wal-mart with a standard 28" Rem-choked barrel...

Modifications

1. Purchased a fully rifled, 20" barrel with rifle sights from Cabelas

2. Had the receiver drilled and tapped (my father is a machinist...though I wish they would come this way from the factory)

3. Mounted a 4-5 inch long scope base on top of the receiver (use a non-permanent thread locker) with quick detach rings

4. Scope is a Tasco 3-9x40...most would consider it cheap, but with the recoil of a 12-gauge, it has worked fine for about 5 years or so...

Ammo: Hornady 300 grain SSTs (about $12 per box of 5)...very accurate...very fast and powerful...

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My deer hunting shotgun is a Remington 1100 12-gauge. I purchased it at Wal-mart with a standard 28" Rem-choked barrel...

Modifications

1. Purchased a fully rifled, 20" barrel with rifle sights from Cabelas

2. Had the receiver drilled and tapped (my father is a machinist...though I wish they would come this way from the factory)

3. Mounted a 4-5 inch long scope base on top of the receiver (use a non-permanent thread locker) with quick detach rings

4. Scope is a Tasco 3-9x40...most would consider it cheap, but with the recoil of a 12-gauge, it has worked fine for about 5 years or so...

Ammo: Hornady 300 grain SSTs (about $12 per box of 5)...very accurate...very fast and powerful...

Sounds nice could I do the same with an 870?....But I wanna make it deer only shotgun as I do have 2 shotguns...other gun is a browning bps 12 gauge...browning will be my pheasant,rabbit turkey(sometime)or what other animals I wanna take on....

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I tried a scope on my slugger a few years ago and couldn't get used to it. I shot $40 worth of slugs dialing it in and went home with a cut over my eye lol, and I actually shot better with open sights. I ended up putting a cheap red dot and a b square mount on it and so far so good. I've had it on for about 5 years now without a problem.

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What ever slug gun you have, a rifled barrel is a much for accuracy ( unless shooting

less than 50 yards, and know where it puts it on target ). If you do any research,

scopes for shotguns, and muzzleloaders are available . The recoil, as you must know, can be brutal from shotgun slugs. I would buy a scope that is advertised for shotguns.

I could easily put 1" holes from 100 yards with my 11-87. I actually found after many trials, that the Winchester slugs were my most accurate. I wish you the best on

your quest and hunting. :gun_bandana:

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What ever slug gun you have, a rifled barrel is a much for accuracy ( unless shooting

less than 50 yards, and know where it puts it on target ). If you do any research,

scopes for shotguns, and muzzleloaders are available . The recoil, as you must know, can be brutal from shotgun slugs. I would buy a scope that is advertised for shotguns.

I could easily put 1" holes from 100 yards with my 11-87. I actually found after many trials, that the Winchester slugs were my most accurate. I wish you the best on

your quest and hunting. :gun_bandana:

too_

I have an 870...In due time I wanna make it just a deer gun only if it is possiable that is..as I wont need it due to I have another gun that can be used for pheasants etc...

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The mods I made to my R 1100 are relatively simple to make... I chose those because I hunt a military base with it (once you leave the hunting area you can't go back...so I wanted redundancy with the sights...and that has saved me on a couple of hunts)...

Make sure to completely disassemble the receiver before it is drilled / tapped...and make sure that whoever does that work is competent...

Remington's rifled barrel with sights is 18 inches long or so...but other manufactures (e.g. Hastings) makes quality barrels too...

Also make sure that you install a sling if you have not already...Cabela's sells a nice kit...

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