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I'm setting up a remington 870 to shoot slugs at deer in a weapons restricted zone.
 
I have a mount coming, and an extra Nikon Buckmaster 3-9 X 40 collecting dust.  My question is this, is the recoil from a slug gun any different than a rifle in messing up scopes?  I'm thinking the Buckmaster should work fine, but some guys were telling me you need a scope built just for slugs. 
 
 
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I'd recommend a lower power scope such as the Nikon 1.65-5 X 36 Slughunter. It has better ER, better FOV and is parallax set at 75 yds. That said, the Buckmaster should work o.k. though. If I had my way though, I'd put a fixed 4X on it. Just my $.02. Good luck.
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The Buckmaster should work just fine, as you know recoil is pretty stiff in a dedicated slug gun and time will tell whether the Nikon is up to the task.
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To my knowledge, the Slughunters and Omegas are basically Buckmasters with longer eye relief, narrower field of view, different BDC reticle spacings,different parallax setting, and narrower spacing between the turrets to allow mounting on the shorter ring spacing afforded on most inlines and shotgun cantilever mounts.
The adjustments and lens coatings should be the same. I'd bet that the durability is comparable.
The longer eye relief and shorter compact length are the reason they're marketed towards BP shooters and shotgun shooters.

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Get ready to have your teeth rattled.  Shooting slugs is no fun.  I'd invest in a Past Magnum Recoil Pad.  You need at the very least, 3.5" of eye relief, preferably more.  The Nikon Omega has 5" of eye relief.  It's a dedicated slug-deer/turkey gun scope.  The parallax is also set at 75 yards.  That’s the scope I would use; you’ll get to keep your eye brow.

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I agree with bnb... the nikon will do just fine, but if it was me I'd put a good 4x on it and call it a day.
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Thanks guys, I shoot a lot of slugs so the recoil won't bother me...unless the scope wacks me or breaks the scope, then I'll be bummed. 
 
I'll probably keep the scope on the 3 power, I'll post when I get things up and running to let everyone know how the buckmaster handled the recoil.
 
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