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 Post subject: Shotgun Scope
PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:19 pm 
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OK, so I'm going on my first deer hunt this fall and I'd like to mount a scope on my Mossberg SA-20 (20 gauge; 3" shell, will be shooting a slug). In all honesty I'm not 100% on deer hunting but am going to give it a go. I don't want to spend a bunch of $$ on a new shotgun specific scope. I have an old Weaver scope that came off of my father in law's 30-06 and I'm thinking about mounting it on my shotgun (for deer and for turkey I think).

Do you think I'm OK with using that scope on a shotgun? I don't know what the difference is between a rifle scope and one for a shotgun or why one for a rifle can't be, or shouldn't be, used on a shotgun.

I own my ignorance here so handle me gently! :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Shotgun Scope
PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:28 pm 
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I'm no expert but I would think you will be fine using that scope as long as it can take the recoil.


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 Post subject: Re: Shotgun Scope
PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:10 pm 
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Recoil is my concern I guess. I was thinking that since it came off of a big rifle a 20ga slug wouldn't be any worse. Oh what the hell, I"m going to give it a whirl!


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 Post subject: Re: Shotgun Scope
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:49 am 
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Just make sure you have enough eye relief. Scope eye ain't fun...don't ask...

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