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Old 12-13-2009, 08:53 AM
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My step son got a really crapy 12 gage shotgun from his dad. It does not have any sights on it. His dad also gave him a really crapy red dot scope, that does not work. Unless it's dark, you can't even see the dot anyway, and there is no consistency in his shooting with it..

I want to get him a decent red dot scope, but I'm not a hunter, so I know nothing about them. I could really use some advice...and quickly, cause he needs it before next weekend, when he is planning on going deer hunting.

I'd prefer to stay under $100, if possible.

Please....HELP!!!!
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:16 AM
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this is tricky first try MyOpticsPro.com second make sure the gun is sighted in befor he heads to the woods and wounds a deer ,what brand of gun is it?i'd be leary of hunting with a "crappy"gun.red dots are good for quick target pickup and arent as good as a reticle scope IMHO,nikon makes a good slugun scope ,you also need rings,mounts.those cantalever shotgun mounts are supposed to take the recoil well
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:24 AM
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There's no really quick fix, the gun needs to be sighted in, set it about 1" high at 50 yds. I assume the shotgun has a smoothe bore so accuracy will be compromised. 50-60 yds will be just about it. Hopefully, a better rig can come under the Christmas tree. I don't use red dot sights but for the current set up is about as good as any. Just make sure you know where the gun prints on paper prior hunting next weekend.
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:25 AM
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I don't find any red dot scopes on myopticspro.com. Do you know of a specific model that is good. I will help him to get it sighted in good.

I don't know what brand his shot gun is. And he has it with him, so I can't look. I will try to figure it out, and will post it, when I can. The scope is a gift, so I don't want to just ask him.

btw...thanks for the quick reply.
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:31 AM
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Take a look at Bass pro or cabelas on line I know I saw a red dot at Bass pro last week.
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:31 AM
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I was mistaken...the shotgun is here. It is a Mossberg 12 gage. He currently has a Barska scope on it, kinda like this.

Image of Barska Electro Sight Multi Reticle Red Dot Sight AC10632. Barska Electro Sight Multi Reticle Red Dot Sight AC10632 FREE S&H AC10632. Barska Red Dot Sights. 1 of 2
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:32 AM
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Take a look at Bass pro or cabelas on line I know I saw a red dot at Bass pro last week.
Problem is...I don't know a good one from a bad one...
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:40 AM
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In your price range of $100.00 they will all be in the lower quality range. Personally I wouldn't invest 100.00 on a really crappy gun. The range will only be 50-60 yds, look to see if you can find shotgun fiber optic sights that you can attach to the barrel some way. Don't know what a gunsmith would charge to install a set of sights but thats the way I'd go. How about a gift card for $100.00 twords a better rig for next year. Maybe borrow a gun to finish the season with.
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:55 AM
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Have you looked here?

MidwayUSA - Just About Everything in Hunting & Shooting Sport Optics
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:41 AM
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great post about midway. I purchased my first flintlock from them many years ago. I forgot they still existed.
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