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Optic for a 12ga?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by durango#95, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. durango#95

    durango#95 Medford New Member

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    OK, I have the rail mounted on my receiver(Mossy 500). I tried an NC Star red dot, a BSA red dot, toasted 'em:D:laugh: So I know that I can't use a super cheep red dot. I want either a red dot, or hollo sight, but I don't want to spend over $100 for it. Any one have any good ideas?
     
  2. bmw2

    bmw2 Mount Vernon, Wa Active Member

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    I have a Millet red dot on my 45/70 and it has held up quite well, it saw a lot of rounds on my AK before that too. It's just a simple metal tube with a 3 m.o.a dot but they are very tough. Cost me about $60 at Sportsman's Warehouse. Don't get the multi-reticule, red/green model though, I've heard a lot of bad things.
     
  3. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure you know that most makers have specifically shotgun scopes. They are tough and have good eye relief and are usually low power. They are typically smaller than rifle scopes. I think they are also good for many other purposes such as AR's because they are smaller and tough and have good eye relief.

    Let's see if this link works: Link

    There are lots, lots more out there in all price ranges.

    $.02
     
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    Iansstud SW WA / PDX Member

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    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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  6. MachinegunKelley

    MachinegunKelley Ridgefield Washington New Member

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    I have a Bushnell Trophy mounted on my 590 tactical. I paid $130 for it. Great scope. I have pounded mine with slugs over and over, and it still holds zero perfectly.