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 Post subject: Good Budget shotgun scope
PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:55 pm 
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Money is a object right now,,whats a good shope for my Mossberg 535 Slug,,around $80.00
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 Post subject: re: Good Budget shotgun scope
PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:03 pm 
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God my spelling is bad ,,scope not shope ,,lol


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 Post subject: re: Good Budget shotgun scope
PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:52 pm 
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I paid $129.00 for my nikon 4x40mm.....the best slug gun scope Period.


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 Post subject: re: Good Budget shotgun scope
PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:15 pm 
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:D Look into the Bushnell Banner or Trophy series of scopes they both run about 90 bucks give or take a few. I believe that the banner series offers a scope specially rated for shotgun. If you can go 50 more dollars you could get a Nikon prostaff 2x7x32 shotgun scope. I would stay away from lesser known cheap brands due to the recoil on a shotgun.


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 Post subject: re: Good Budget shotgun scope
PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:48 pm 
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I only offer this suggestion because I am usually at the same point financially that you mentioned. Hold off buying a scope until you have put away more money for a quality scope. I tried an economy scope one time, it fogged up in the rain, and I had more deer go by me that day than any other day I have ever hunted, and I couldn't take a shot at a one of them!!!

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 Post subject: re: Good Budget shotgun scope
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:10 am 
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In the time I have been involved with this forum, I can think of nobody that has posted a "problem" with the Bushnell Trophy 1.75-4x32 scopes. I have one and the only thing I don't care for is the circle X reticle, others seem to like it.

Except Rangeball had an issue with a Bushnell 3-9, but regardless speaks a lot for this inexpensive scope series.

Less than the Trophy line is not so good, and above the Trophy line the price goes up.

Otherwise, as some of the others hinted you will not go wrong by saving your money for a better Nikon, Leupold etc.

In addition to having better clarity, a good warranty is a nice thing to have even if you never have to use it, unlike the cheap scopes warranty (BSA comes to mind) where it is not a question of if it will fail, but WHEN.

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 Post subject: re: Good Budget shotgun scope
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:21 am 
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The bushnell banner is a good scope for the money. I had one on my 535 until I found out that I like using red dots better..


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 Post subject: re: Good Budget shotgun scope
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:29 pm 
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I have been thinking about one of those red dot scopes as well how do you like yours and what about the lower priced ones? like 30-60 dollar range? how do they work with shotguns and the recoil? do they keep good or do you have to keep working with the adjustments?


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 Post subject: Your lucky day
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:16 am 
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Here's Bushnell Banner with 6" eye relief 3-9 X for $79 and Bushnell Banner with 4" eye relief BDC for $73 also a 3-9 X
at Optics Planet and free shipping!
I hope hope you smile and have a good day.
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 Post subject: re: Good Budget shotgun scope
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:43 pm 
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Like the bushnell 6" eye relief scope. I used a banner regular 3.5-4" relief just fine but it was close to my eye on heavy slug loads

Im now using a 3-9 Pine Ridge series scope designed for the lever action rifles. Its got a good 5-6" of relief and has bullet compensator mil-dots for long range compensation. The mildots are setup for either 30/30, 444 marlin, or 45/70.

I havent played with the range stuff to much, just 3 shots so far at 150 yards. But the scope i have is for a 30/30. The first dot is 200 yards, bottom is for i think 300 for a 30/30 using lever evolution ammo i believe.

It just so happens that the bottom dot with winchester platinum tip sabots 400gr at 1700fps matches 150 yards well. Cross hair is for 100. I assume its safe to say that middle works for 125 :)


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 Post subject: re: Good Budget shotgun scope
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:01 pm 
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Picked up a Nikon Prostaff 4x32 which I think I'm gonna take back for the 2x7x32 but what scope rings do I need for my Mossberg 535 with catalever barrel?Weaver style I'm assuming ,,,the scope rings that came with my Nikon don't fit,,won't go wide enough to mount,,,bare with me I'm just getting back into hunting after about 20 years,,I'm a handgunner,,lol


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 Post subject: re: Good Budget shotgun scope
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:02 pm 
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And is 4 inch eye relief enough I'm not gonna get wacked in the eye with heavy slug load?


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 Post subject: 2-7 X is a very good choice
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:23 pm 
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4 inch eye relief is ok as long as you are aware of it. What price you got for Nikon and from where?
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Ajay Madan


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 Post subject: re: Good Budget shotgun scope
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:30 pm 
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Both Nikon Prostaffs
99.99 for the 4x32 ,,130 for the 2-7 x32....Walmart


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 Post subject: re: Good Budget shotgun scope
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:47 am 
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That is pretty much the standard price for them, Optics planet is worth checking out too. One advantage with Wal-Mart is that they are very easy to return items with. Ive bought a couple of scopes for this reason from them. I think you will happy with nikon. You can also check e-bay for used scopes.


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 Post subject: re: Good Budget shotgun scope
PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:52 pm 
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Bushnell Trophy 1.75-4x32 Scope...I bought mine for $90 about 5 years ago. It has never lost zero or had to be adjusted in anyway. I mounted the first one I bought on my H&R Ultra Slug Hunter and then I purchased a second one for my Rem 870 with a Hastings cantilever fully rifled barrel...Both perform flawlessly.

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 Post subject: re: Good Budget shotgun scope
PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:56 pm 
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Here's a pic of my H&R wearing that Bushnell scope..

FWIW, I believe that Natchez has them on special for a really good deal now...

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 Post subject: re: Good Budget shotgun scope
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Here's a pic of my H&R wearing the Bushnell scope
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FWIW, Natchez has these scopes on special now...

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