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Author Topic: Shotgun Scopes Hard to find....  (Read 2655 times)

Offline rakkin6

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Re: Shotgun Scopes Hard to find....
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2020, 05:53:01 AM »
I second the nikon shotgun scope, I have the slughunter and the new P3 shotgun scope (essentially the slughunter under a different name). One is mounted on a Benelli SBE 2 12 gauge and a Savage 212. Shooting 3" sabots and have had zero issues. I use a red dot on my turkey guns but if needed I would not hesitate to throw one on a turkey gun if my eyes needed me to.

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Re: Shotgun Scopes Hard to find....
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2020, 06:17:39 AM »
Agreed, even though it was made for slugs with the extra reticle below the cross hair, I love it for Turkey. The crosshair is real good, gets finer in the middle, on 3.5 power, the field of view is great. At 35 yards, the turkey target is crystal clear. It’s a well made scope. I used a laser bore sighted prior to sighting in. The pattern was dead on, I made no adjustments. It was perfect. Thanks for your input... be well
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Re: Shotgun Scopes Hard to find....
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2020, 01:07:59 PM »
I have an older Bushnell circle plex scope on one of my rigs and it seems to work well.  That being said, I'm no longer a fan of Bushnell's customer service...so that alone will keep me from buying any new products from them.    For the money...I'd say a Konus scope should serve the average turkey hunter well.   The few that I've used seemed pretty clear and durable...especially for the money.

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Re: Shotgun Scopes Hard to find....
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2020, 12:54:07 AM »
Have yall noticed that it is becoming hard to find shotgun turkey scopes?

I bought a Simmons 4x32 ProDiamond and love it. Went to get another this year and can't find them.

Seems most brands have discontinued their shotgun scope offering.

Wonder why? Red dot popularity I guess.

I am reasonably sure that is due to a combination of red dots and so many states legalizing straight walled center fire rifle and handgun cartridges for deer hunting that it's no longer advisable to market a scope labeled specifically as for slug guns.

But any quality low powered scope should work well. But make sure it and its mounting system can handle recoil because the kick from my 338 WM and 300 WSM and 12 gauge slug guns still aren't in the same league as the kick from a 2oz 3-1/2 inch magnum turkey load.

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Re: Shotgun Scopes Hard to find....
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2020, 02:05:07 PM »
Amen, I just went through the recoil problem, solved with Burris Extreme Tactical Scope rings. These are the answer. Each ring has (6) scope screws on each ring, and the through bolt that holds the ring to the rail type base is 3/8 inch.  You actually can put a 1/2 inch socket on these bolts. I have a Bushnell BDC reticle slug gun scope on my Super Back Eagle. I shoot 3.5 Inch Federal Heavyweight turkey loads, 1300 feet per second. They kick, these rings handle the most severe recoil in our modern Turkey loads.
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Re: Shotgun Scopes Hard to find....
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2020, 08:38:53 AM »
I have been waiting patiently for a Leupold to cross my path.  Recently found it.  It's a Leupold VX I Shotgun Scope 1x4 20mm with their HEAVY Duplex reticle.  Made in 2011 and looks brand new. Came with a nice set of Burris Signature Weaver style steel rings!

Look around a bit and you may find exactly what you want.  Patience is a virtue!
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Re: Shotgun Scopes Hard to find....
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2020, 06:40:41 PM »
I have been waiting patiently for a Leupold to cross my path.  Recently found it.  It's a Leupold VX I Shotgun Scope 1x4 20mm with their HEAVY Duplex reticle.  Made in 2011 and looks brand new. Came with a nice set of Burris Signature Weaver style steel rings!

Look around a bit and you may find exactly what you want.  Patience is a virtue!
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Re: Shotgun Scopes Hard to find....
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2020, 10:41:50 PM »
Used em for several years. Scope on a turkey gun gave me the only “scope eyebrow” I ever had. All my turkey guns have red dots now...

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Re: Shotgun Scopes Hard to find....
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2020, 07:10:27 PM »
A buddy of mine just bought the VX-Freedom 1.5-4x20 with their Pig Plex reticle.

Looking forward to shooting it while helping him pattern it this weekend.  The Leupold Pig Plex reticle is as close to the Nikon Turkey reticle I’ve seen in awhile. 

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Re: Shotgun Scopes Hard to find....
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2020, 07:45:26 AM »
 Mounted a Vortex CrossfireII on my 20ga.
1-4 x 24mm very bright little optic for the money.

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Re: Shotgun Scopes Hard to find....
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2021, 04:37:01 PM »
I’ve got my eye on this one as well.  Closing in on 50 and the eyes aren’t as sharp as they once were.
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Re: Shotgun Scopes Hard to find....
« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2021, 07:45:42 PM »
Mounted a Vortex CrossfireII on my 20ga.
1-4 x 24mm very bright little optic for the money.

Willy


Heard great things about these scopes. Good luck
Tombo