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I just bought a Remington 870 Express slug gun.  I have never used a slug gun before, but always have been interested.  Not having much experience with slug guns, leaves me with a bunch of questions.  I am wondering what kind of scope i should put on it, without breaking the bank.  Something that works very good, long lasting, and reasonable price.
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I have several 12 ga slug guns equipped with Bushnell 3200 2-7 elites that have functioned perfectly and are reasonably priced
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I like the bushnells also on a slug gun, though I like the circle x reticle.
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Thanks for all the advice!    My next question is there any way i can mount my scope right on top and get the over and under mounts so that i can still use my iron sights on the barrel?
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You can, though they are problematic.  If you choose a scope with a low end of say 1x or 2x there really is no need for the iron sights.
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Why problematic?
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EO-TECH or OPEN SIGHTS...

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the see thru mounts lift your head off the stock and accentuate recoil ... want to mount scop as low as possible for a proper alignment
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With the 870 cheek weld is important. If you get your cheek up off the stock you can get smacked pretty good. That is the only negative thing I can think of regarding the 870's I have.
If you are looking to save a bit you can look at the many styles of Weaver type base and ring sets. http://swfa.com/Weaver-No-Gunsmith-Saddle-Mount-P10534.aspx
http://swfa.com/Weaver-Detachable-Top-Mount-1-Rings-C1342.aspx
The linked set up will run you under $40 and will serve the 870 well. You don't need to go overboard because it isn't a tack driver.

The rings remove quickly if needed. I have never had to remove a scope to use iron sights in over forty years of hunting, though.



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I assume you have a rifled barrel with rifled sights.  This is what I have.  I had a gunsmith mount a scope mount to the reciever and I use leupold QR rings so if something happens to the scope in the field, I can remove it quickly and continue hunting.  The only issue with this is that if you plan on swapping out barrels with a regular shotgun barrel, it will make it more difficult to aim down the barrel and use a pin sight.  Also with a reciever mount, you should consider pinning or shimming the barrel.
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You will get great service from a Weaver V3 without breaking the bank.  I used one on a 12 ga slug gun for years.  Very clear for the price and holds zero despite the recoil of the slug gun.
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