i'm planning on scoping my old savage 42V,have to,the sights were removed and lost! thinking it should get a shotgun scope with the 20 guage. question , will a rifle scope hold up to slug shooting on occasion? hope to hunt with it next year
A good quality scope should have no problem. I had a Leupold 2.5x8 "rifle" scope on my 12 guage slug gun for years with no problems.
If you look at a Leupold "shotgun" scope compared to their "rifle" scopes the main difference in the parallax is set for 75 yds and they have a longer eye relief. Other than that they are built the same as far as I know. Remember there are alot of rifle calibers that recoil more that a shotgun slug.