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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]
Boll Weevil
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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]
ClubHead
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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]
woodsman87
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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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