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#1255410 - 03/23/09 09:30 PM red dot scopes
luke
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Any one used a red dot scope for shotgun? What are the pro and cons? What brand do you recommend?
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#1255549 - 03/23/09 10:10 PM Re: red dot scopes [Re: luke]
bsl
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i use one but hate them.i need it on my gun to keep my head up off the stock to keep it from hitting me in the jaw.That is the only pro i see.it helps a lot with the recoil.Cons are you have to make more movement to turn it on.It will cost you a turkey that sneaks in on you one day.The battery can go dead on you.The scope can get knock of and make you miss.it is hard to make sure you are centered with it.might fog up in the rain.might just stop working at the worst time.did I sat I hate them?lol.I always hated seeing people use scopes or red dts on a turkey gun.I thought if you cant hit a turkey with open sights they won't help you, but like I said I did find the one thing they are good for and need it on my gun.

Edited by bsl (03/23/09 10:11 PM)

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#1255648 - 03/23/09 10:47 PM Re: red dot scopes [Re: bsl]
medwc
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Well I am not going to disagree with bsl. I have heard alot of people say those things. I think it all has to do with shooting style.
FOR ME!!!, it is all an accuracy issue. A red-dot sight or a scope gives me better accuracy. So with that being said...

I have no cheek or recoil issues with a red-dot , but a scope hitting my eye brow will never happen again. so red-dot

I have never had issues with a battery, Turn it on when needed, hasn't affected my hunting style. But also remember to turn it off. I look at it as the safety. It is always off till a bird is near.

Rain and fog days,,, I put the flip-up caps on.

Oh and I like propoints. I like the looks of them and they have always worked for me.



Edited by medwc (03/23/09 10:52 PM)
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#1255673 - 03/23/09 11:05 PM Re: red dot scopes [Re: medwc]
bsl
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MEDWC

I would rather have a scope, but I think with the recoil from a 3,5 I am afraid it would get me so I have not tried it.Also my red dot is zero mag.I don't want any mag. on a turkey incase it is running or flying.My dad told me one time.the more things you have on your weapon the more chances you have of something going wrong.That is one of the best pieces of advice someone can get.Everyone wants the latest and greatest thing, but a lot of times it hurts you more than it helps you.

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#1255677 - 03/23/09 11:13 PM Re: red dot scopes [Re: bsl]
medwc
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 Originally Posted By: bsl
MEDWC
I would rather have a scope, but I think with the recoil from a 3,5 I am afraid it would get me so I have not tried it.


lol, I like a scope too and have been bitten. I have a scare that I won't show to prove it. lol, a scope on a 835 mossturd shooting 3 1/2 mags, NEVER again.

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#1255682 - 03/23/09 11:19 PM Re: red dot scopes [Re: medwc]
spctbone
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LOL

BIG SISSY'S!


LOL

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#1255834 - 03/24/09 07:15 AM Re: red dot scopes [Re: spctbone]
medwc
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lol, sissy? lol, I have been shooting mossturds since about 1976. NNow the "Never again" is on a scoped 835. I have 2 835s and just shot 20 rds yesterday. 20 rds of 3.5 winchester supremes #5s and #6s. I will say the newer butt pad on the 835s are almost as good as the sims limbsavers.

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#1256135 - 03/24/09 10:03 AM Re: red dot scopes [Re: medwc]
turkeyhunter
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I had the same question on here last season. I decided to give the red dot a try. It only cost me 20 bucks. The best 20 I have spent. So far I really enjoy the scope. I can open both eyes while aiming. My head can be up or down. Once patterned it puts the shot exactly where it needs to be.
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