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Forum Name: Shotgun / BlackPowder Scopes
Forum Description: Turkey, slug barrel and smoke pole scopes
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Topic: Shotgun Scopes
Posted By: johnd2498
Subject: Shotgun Scopes
Date Posted: July/25/2010 at 19:35
Hello to all, newbie here, just picked up a Beretta 3901 with a 24" cantilever rifled slug barrel and looking for a nice scope to top it. I have been looking at the new Redfield 2X7X32 but its really not for a shotgun, would it work okay?
 
I am also looking at the Nikon Pro Staff shotgun hunter 2X7X33.
 
You can see my price range or where I need to be at, what do you guys recoomend?
 
I will be hunting in thicker stuff, I walk through a open field to get to where I am going but besides that my longest shot will be 70-80 yards at a max.
 
Thanks for the help!



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Posted By: Dale Clifford
Date Posted: July/26/2010 at 08:14
Haven't used either, but wondering why you want that much mag. Why not a 1x4 variable?

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Posted By: Urimaginaryfrnd
Date Posted: July/26/2010 at 19:34
http://swfa.com/Nikon-165-5x36-SlugHunter-Shotgun-Scope-P42356.aspx">Nikon 1.65-5x36 SlugHunter Shotgun Scope http://swfa.com/images/nikon_bdc_200_popup.jpg">BDC 200 http://swfa.com/Nikon-165-5x36-SlugHunter-Shotgun-Scope-P42356.aspx - Nikon 1.65-5x36 SlugHunter Shotgun Scope
Stock # - NIK8445
  • Matte
  • BDC 200
  • 1"
$209.95
We are limited to shotguns and muskets most seasons here and if I were to select a new shotgun scope this would be the one because the balistic reticle like other scopes will only work at the highest power however at 5x this scope still has a 7.2mm exit eye pupil. Since the maximum amount of light the human eye can use is 7mm someone was thinking when they made this scope.  Just remember that the balistic reticle only is true at the highest power at all lower powers use only the center X and just hold over for the longer shots.  I have the Nikon Omega on a musket and it is quite deadly - not the best Nikon glass but useable and a fine choice for the money.
Other than this there are a number of guys using Aimpoint red dots quite successfully.

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Posted By: biggreen747
Date Posted: July/29/2010 at 10:18
http://swfa.com/Burris-2-7x35-Fullfield-II-Rifle-Scope-P5973.aspx

The Glass in the FFII is decent glass but I think the real selling point of this scope is the #4 reticle. The rotating eyepiece/power ring is a non-issue to me on anything other than bolt guns.


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Posted By: Teddy Bear
Date Posted: July/29/2010 at 16:31
I have the prostaff 2-7 on my slug gun and it performs adequately but if you can afford it go for for the nikon slughunter.  I think it has buckmaster glass and a little extra eye relief.

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Posted By: JimFromTN
Date Posted: August/02/2010 at 09:01
Either of those scopes will work.  I agree the slug hunter would be a better choice because if the glass being a little better.  I have a Sightron SII 1.5-6x40 on my 870.  Don't be fooled into thinking you have to get something that was made for a slug gun.  It just means it has a slightly longer eye relief and a shorter paralax.   If you can't afford the slug hunter, you may be able to find a Bushnell Legend 2-7x33 in your price range and the glass is somewhere between the prostaff and the slug hunter.  The only problem is that they were discontinued and replaced with the Trophy XLT.  I don't know how the XLT compare to the Legend but they apparantly use the same glass. 


Posted By: thomaswilliam222
Date Posted: February/29/2012 at 01:34
I bought a Nikon slug hunter shotgun scope last month , it has the best zooming quality than the normal ones.





Posted By: Hokie1850
Date Posted: March/15/2012 at 20:40
I have and really like my Vortex 2-7 Viper on my 870 slug gun.  I also have a Knoxx Recoil Stock on there so it's 3.5-4" of eye relief was and is a clutch factor for me.
 
I wouldn't want a shotgun scope with any less than 3.5" eye relief.  My 2 cents anyway.



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