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I am looking for optics for my Benelli M1 S90 Slug Gun.   I will be using it for hogs in the thick central CA brush. I am overwhelmed with the choices and am not sure which optic type would be best.

1. A traditional shotgun scope
2. A red dot scope (like an Aimpoint)
3. A reflex sights (like an EO Tech or Burris Fastfire)

I can't afford (nor need) an ACOG but I refuse to by cheap glass made in China. I am looking for a quality mid-range scope with a price range is $200-400. Initially, I seem to lean toward the reflex sights for their fast target acquisition but they offer no magnification. Most of my experience has been hunting with a 7mm Mag so please feel free to educate me on the finer points of slug gun optics.
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Shotgun stock have a faster drop than rifles, thus one needs a riser on the comb to bring the eye level up to the scope. Thus scoped shotguns offered from manufactures have higher combs such as the Benelli you are considering. Any non-parallex mounted scout set up will be faster than a traditional mount. A good one in your range would be the Burris dot, haven't used it but have used a Tasco 2000 on a 11,87. Low mount, light, and non-obtrussive.

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Thanks for the input. I will take a look at the red dot scopes you mentioned. My Benelli M1 originally was a bird gun so the stock has a lower comb than one for a slug gun. One of the reasons I was looking at a low profile / compact reflex site like the Burris Fastfire.
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Then a saddle mount allowing as far forward as possible would be the best. The burris has an on/off switch which is a big improvement over the older models. Sounds fun-- is the barrel rifled?
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Yes, I purchased a fully rifled 24" slug barrel with iron sights. I was thinking of using a B Square saddle mount with the Burris Fastfire site or a red dot scope. I also looked at the Leupold Prisomatic scope. Very nice!

http://www.swfa.com/c-939-leupold-tactical-prismatic-riflesc ope.aspx

I am leaning to a reflex sight as they would be good for fast acquisition of the hogs in the brush.
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Have you experimented any with the saboted winchester-noslers yet?
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No I have yet to run any slugs through my new barrel. I was looking at the Remington Buckhammer slugs and Dixie slugs. I would love to try the sabots too.

Anyone have ant feed back on the Trijicon 1x24 Reflex II Dual Illuminated Sight? I saw one in my local gun store. Very nice!

Also has anyone use an Aimtech saddle mount?

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Originally posted by Dale Clifford Dale Clifford wrote:

Have you experimented any with the saboted winchester-noslers yet?

Yes and they strike game like the hammer of Thor.  Shot a 280 lb. pig last spring and he fell real dead.  Right there and right then.

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I have had great luck with Hornady's 300 gr sabot's . They advertise 2000 fps , and have proved just a bit more accurate than Remington's Ultra sabot and a alot more so than Winchester's
( at least in my Encore along with  Mossberg 695 and 835's)
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thouse hornadys are aswome in my H&R slug gun and super accurate but for longer shots i like a old fashion shot guns scope instead of a red dot here in ohio we can only use slug guns so were pretty good at picking good stuff and im sold on the hornadys,but winchester platium slugs are a good second choice
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Originally posted by OK hunter OK hunter wrote:

Originally posted by Dale Clifford Dale Clifford wrote:

Have you experimented any with the saboted winchester-noslers yet?

Yes and they strike game like the hammer of Thor.  Shot a 280 lb. pig last spring and he fell real dead.  Right there and right then.

I love this roud as well, it shoots good out of the mossy one. and hits like a mack truck. I shot a 200 lb doe last year at 75 yrds and she did a flip, and never even moved after that.

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I personally I don't like the "Red dot" sights for hunting,  though I do have two of them,  one on turkey gun and one on rimfire pistol.  I guess they make me nervous because they require to much user input I.E., turn it on, turn up the brightness, choices for reticle and worst of all forgetting to turn it off. 
 
I much rather perfer a standard low power scope for ease of use and reliability.  I've had good luck for years with the "trophy 1.75x4 circle x scope mounted on a 444 marlin & an older scopechief buschnell (similar to a 3200) in 3x9 mounted on a mossberg 695 slug gun.  Both have been very reliable, the only time I had issues was when a scope ring became loose on the mossberg, resulting in change of zero.   In the end the Buschnells do not have the "curb appeal" as some of the others but, they have been very reliable for hundereds of shots on heavy recoiling guns.
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I use a Bushnell Holosight on my Mossberg 835 with a 24 inch rifled slug barrel. I had to use factory shims to correct the stock for proper cheek weld. Works very well.
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