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does any one have any recomendations for a scope on a slug barrell Mossburg 535?

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I have been using a cheap bushnell for a couple years now and it works ok but the recoil is starting to get to it. I have heard good things about the burris shotgun scope and plan on getting one this fall.

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I have a Simmons 1.5x5x20 shotgun scope on my 1100 remington slug gun and the scope works fine and has held up so far. Its been a pretty good less expensive scope.

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For the past three seasons I have had a 3X9 Bushnell Trophy mounted on my 11-87 with the cantilever barrel. It was one of the best investments I've made for deer hunting. It gives the confidence for the longer range shots. keep in mind though, you still need to sight it in, in order to build your confidence in the scope.

P.S. I might also suggest getting a laser bore sighter, it helps get your aiming point close if not right on before you even fire a shot.

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I had a Bushnell Buckhorn in 3X9 that lasted just over 1 year before it went to heck. I now have a Burris Signature 1.5X6 and LOVE it. My cousin, uncle, dad, and buddy who is a gunsmith all have the same scope and they all love it too. Many deer have fallen to those scopes....all are approximately 11 years old.

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A leupold Rifleman 3x9 or a Nikon Buckmaster 3x9 would be my two choices. I currently have a straight 2x scope on and I hate it.

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Be careful in purchasing some of the rifle scopes. The "shotgun" scopes are parallax adjusted, and tend to do better at close ranges.

I have a Bushnell Sportsman Shotgun scope 1.5X4.5 and like it very much. I've killed 6 or 7 deer with it, and I haven't had any problems yet.

I've got my eye on a Leopold 2X7 Shotgun someday.

Especially with todays slugs and rifled barrels, it would be nice to have something parallax-adjusted for close ranges, yet have the power to dial-up and shoot more precisely at longer distances!

Joel

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I would go with a nikon prostaff 3-9. They are the same quality as luepolds and are 1/2 the price.

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I do agree with Joel, stay with a shotgun scope for the best results.

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I also have the Bushnell Trophy on my Mossberg 500 with cantilever slug barrel. Works great. My .02

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I use a Bushnell Trophy 1.75-4x32 "Turkey" scope on my Hastings-barreled 870.

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Ive used a bushenll for 7 years now and have been dead on with every shot. you do not need to spend a lot on a shotgun scope this one was about $100 dollars and ive shot deer from 20 yds to 150 yds.

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The parallax on most rifle scopes (including the Nikon Buckmaster) is set at 150 yards vs 75 yards for the average 2 x 7. Fact is, that while the preset parralax can make a difference with low power scopes, the actual difference is so tiny that I am not going to worry about it. 4 out of the 10 guys in the my slug hunting party back in MN shoot 3x9 rifle scopes and love them.

Here's a little blurb from an article I read about parallax... "High magnification scopes, or scopes for long-range shooting, where even slight sighting errors would be serious, should be equipped with a parallax adjustment. This adjustment of the objective part of the optical system would ensure that the target can be brought in the exact focal plane of the reticle at any distance. Tactical style scopes are not usually supplied with parallax adjustment because the exact range of the target can never be anticipated. Scopes of lower magnification are not usually supplied with parallax adjustment either, because at lower powers the amount of parallax is so small as to have no importance for practical, fast target acquisition."

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