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Optics GrassHopper

Joined: October/26/2005
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I'm new to the forum and looking for some advice. I have just purchased a new slug barrel for my Mossberg 935 autoloader. Its a 24 inch, fully rifled barrel with a cantilever scope mount. I am looking for a red dot scope to put on it. I used to have one on a Remington 870 with a cantilever mount. I think it was a Tasco ProPoint 5. It had a fairly large objective. It seems to me I payed a lot more than the going price. I don't know if they are the same thing now as they were then. I hunt in NE Iowa. The areas are heavily wooded timber with some open areas, with most shots being  50-75 yards. I don't want to spend a ton of money because it only gets used about 5 days a year. Thank you for any help or advice.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/03/2005 at 12:57
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I hunt Iowa so I will say that it depends on how you hunt. If you push deer the red dot can be nice.  If you still hunt like a bowhunter a traditional 3-9 scope with some magnification can be helpful.  There is a huge difference in how the low cost models of red dots do compared to an Aim Point.  With the low cost models look through them and keeping the gun in a rest move your head and the red dot point of impact will not be in the same place. The AimPoint  will hold the same point of impact regardless where your head is behind the scope. At close range this is not a huge factor but get out a little further and it truely is. If you want a low cost one go to walmart. If on the other hand you want true accuracy at 100yds spend the money and get the Aim Point. Iowa has true trophy bucks and it would be a shame to miss or just wound one over not spending a couple of hundred dollars when there are guys that spend thousands of dollars for deer leases in Texas and don't get the same quality of hunting we have here for free.

Stock # Image Description Price
10622 Aimpoint 7000 Long 30mm Red Dot Sight Aimpoint 7000 Long 30mm Red Dot Sight
  • Matte
  • 4 MOA
  • 30mm
  • 2 Free 30mm Weaver Rings w/ Purchase
  • Free Aimpoint Bikini Lens Cover w/ Purchase
SWFA: $289.95
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