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#3158555 - 02/10/13 12:27 PM shotgun shootin low
striperhunter90
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My shotgun is shooting low im using a maverick 88 with a truglo gobbler stopper. 3 inch shells 5 shot. its shooting about 8 inches low. Anything i can do? lighter sheels? anything?
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#3158557 - 02/10/13 12:28 PM Re: shotgun shootin low [Re: striperhunter90]
Wes Parrish
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Adjust your sights?

Doubt changing shells will change much on where you're hitting.

If you're sights are not adjustable, you may need to get some adjustable sights.

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#3158560 - 02/10/13 12:30 PM Re: shotgun shootin low [Re: striperhunter90]
ruger7mag
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Hold high,try a different ammo/choke,rifle sights, scope, or a red dot.
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#3158570 - 02/10/13 12:39 PM Re: shotgun shootin low [Re: ruger7mag]
catman529
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Try different ammo....

I shoot Win Supreme loads and aim at the top of the bird's head

One time I tried Federal flite control loads, hit the dirt in front of the target multiple times. Screw that
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#3158582 - 02/10/13 12:46 PM Re: shotgun shootin low [Re: catman529]
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Another thing you can try (might sound nuts) but take it apart and put it back together again. Unseat/reseat the choke, forearm, barrel out/back in receiver, etc. I've seen on more than one occasion where that can significantly change point of impact.
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#3158592 - 02/10/13 12:50 PM Re: shotgun shootin low [Re: ruger7mag]
Spurhunter
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 Originally Posted By: ruger7mag
try a different ammo/choke,rifle sights, scope, or a red dot.


What he said (minus the hold high). In the heat of the moment I don't want to be thinking about how high to hold over his head. This is why most turkey hunters use adjustable sights.
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#3158599 - 02/10/13 12:55 PM Re: shotgun shootin low [Re: Spurhunter]
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Bring the back sight about halfway up the barrell.
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#3158730 - 02/10/13 02:42 PM Re: shotgun shootin low [Re: ClubHead]
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Red dot scope will do. Tru glo and BSA make cheap ones that actually do not tear up that easy.
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#3158901 - 02/10/13 04:50 PM Re: shotgun shootin low [Re: woodsman87]
striperhunter90
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should i go to 2 and three quarter in? or 1 and hallf oz or what?
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#3158930 - 02/10/13 05:12 PM Re: shotgun shootin low [Re: striperhunter90]
whiskey
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Have you ran out of adjustment on the sight? I assume that's why you are asking for help.

A common problem with weaver rails on Mossberg/Mavrick shotguns is that they don't always sit exactly level to the barrel. This causes the scope/red dot tube to sit low in the back and high in the front. I fixed this problem on a slug gun with Burris rings with plastic insert rings of various thickness.

You can't do that with the TruGlo tube sight. I do remember seeing a sloped weaver rail on the internet that was thicker at one end to fix this problem. It's been years since I saw it though. You may be able to find one.

Try a faster shooting shell. Check the FPS speed on the shells you are using and try to find a faster one. That could help raise your POI.

Otherwise, put the dot on top of the birds head.
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#3159002 - 02/10/13 06:26 PM Re: shotgun shootin low [Re: whiskey]
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I'm assuming he is shooting with bead sight. If so you will more than likely need adjustable sights.
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#3159183 - 02/10/13 08:55 PM Re: shotgun shootin low [Re: ]
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Try padding the top of your rear stock. I've used pipe insulation before. They also sell cheek pads. I'm pretty sure if you raise the position of your head on the rear stock it will cause you to shoot higher. It may take a couple of layers to get you where you need to be. Experiment a little with it barely taped down. Once you get it where it needs to be, you can "neaten" your job up with some camo tape.

As an added bonus, the padding will make shooting some of the turkey magnum loads a lot more fun.
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#3159190 - 02/10/13 09:00 PM Re: shotgun shootin low [Re: scn]
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 Originally Posted By: scn
Try padding the top of your rear stock. I've used pipe insulation before. They also sell cheek pads. I'm pretty sure if you raise the position of your head on the rear stock it will cause you to shoot higher. It may take a couple of layers to get you where you need to be. Experiment a little with it barely taped down. Once you get it where it needs to be, you can "neaten" your job up with some camo tape.

As an added bonus, the padding will make shooting some of the turkey magnum loads a lot more fun.


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#3159194 - 02/10/13 09:02 PM Re: shotgun shootin low [Re: scn]
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Mine did that when I tried a new set of fiber optic sights. The front bead was way too tall, ended up going back to the original sights.
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#3159561 - 02/11/13 09:42 AM Re: shotgun shootin low [Re: Carlos Viagra]
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Add a adhesive foam cheek piece.. your eye is like your rear sight.. raising your eye will raise your poi..(Point of Impact)..
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