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Gordie

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Do any of you guys use scopes or othe roptics for turkey hunting

I picked up a Sun optics luminated green Cross for my 835 turkey ultramag

I really didnt need to have it but its wasd to good deal to pass on I may also put on a pistol for deer hunting in the fall.

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yeah I have a B-square 1.5X scope that goes on my Benelli for turkey hunting. Used it deer hunting a coupla times too.

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Just Fiber Optic open sites for me.

Scopes sound like a good idea as long as they are TOUGH. Magnum turkey loads really pound anything attached to the gun. Make sure the scope and mounting system can hold up.

Also, make sure the scope lets in enough light during those times a bird may come in right off the roost. A buddy threw away his Red Dot because he just could not see through it in low light conditions.

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nice thing about my scope is that i can look under it and still see the bead on my gun. just in case.

as DonBo mentioned, scopes gotta be tough. I ended up using electrical tape to secure mine so it doesnt move. Kinda a pain, but it works.

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Just Fiber Optic open sites for me.

Scopes sound like a good idea as long as they are TOUGH. Magnum turkey loads really pound anything attached to the gun. Make sure the scope and mounting system can hold up.

Also, make sure the scope lets in enough light during those times a bird may come in right off the roost. A buddy threw away his Red Dot because he just could not see through it in low light conditions.

Ditto for me.

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I was looking at one of those "reflex" sights. The ones with the open square, not a true scope. You get the open sight picture, the added aiming point and different crosshairs.

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Last three Toms I have killed were all under 20 yards.

A scope would be good for shotguns that tend to throw their pattern too high or low vs. the aim point. I have one nice 12g that would require you to aim at the top of the beard to hit the head. shocked I do not use that gun, but a scope would have made this gun workable for spring turkey.

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Wiilians fire sights are adjustable for both windage and elevation ans clamp securely to your shotgun barrel rib,

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yeah I have a B-square 1.5X scope that goes on my Benelli for turkey hunting. Used it deer hunting a coupla times too.

Thanks guys I have had a lot of experinces with scopes on my shotguns for deer from the B-square mounts to recver mounts and I know that they have to take alot of abuse.

I once put a scope on a remington 11-48 that my dad gave me along with aq imp cly 24 inch barrel and it is a spring recoil system all I can tell you is that if you have one of these guns dont do it It sheared the bolts that hold the B-sq mount off and then the second time I tried it my eye had got blackend by the scope whistle. This gun had so much recoil that it would even shear the screws holding the rifle sight s on the barrel so I decided that this is not the gun to use for deer hunting.

I still have the gun and once in a great while will shoot a pheasant with it.

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Gordie, your back would probably be in a lot better shape if you'd stay away from guns like that one. crazy How about a nice soft kicking auto. smile

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Ive got a couple those guns Don but they are dedicated waterfowl guns and so I'm left with my 835 ultimag turkey gun. I won it on a local gun club drawing about 6-8 years ago so I cant argue about this gun I love it as a turkey gun.. just thinking of scopeing it as a guy gets older the sights on a gun even hi vis sights get harder to see wink

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Elwood ,I also have the 835 ultimag turkey gun. Put the red dot on it and love it, the eyes told me to do it. the dot is ajustable for hi-low lite conditons.

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