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I'm open for suggestions on a red dot sight for my 12 gauge, maybe a holographic. I want to use it for coyote and turkey. I want something that will stand up to the pounding of 3 1/2 dead coyote and turkey loads.

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Re: shotgun scope

Eotech or aimpoint
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Re: shotgun scope

agree with tee...

both pricey....but, you know the recoil it has to stand upto...

eotech for holographic...aimpoint for red dot...

i'll get around to an aimpoint on my 870 sooner or later...just havent gotten around to it as of yet....
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Re: shotgun scope

ive been using the bushnell micro trophy 1x25.. great little sight and its held up through about 200 3'' shells so far.
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Re: shotgun scope

Bushnell trophy red dot here. 870 super-mag 50 3.5" through it so far and works good($90.00) also like the B-square mount because you can still see the bead under the mount if your battery goes dead or you forget to turn it on!(been there done that)
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Re: shotgun scope

Got the Bushnell Trophy on my slug gun. It has held up really nice and keeps its zero.

If I was going to put one on a turkey only gun tho I would go with something with a turkey friendly reticle, I think I seen that Leupold makes something with a circle reticle that you put the turk's head in or something to that effect

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Re: shotgun scope

Just last week I had bought a TruGlo 2x30 red dot when it arrived I opened it and one look thru it was all I needed. It looked so wavy I packaged it right back up and shipped it back to Cabelas the next day.

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That is the reason for this post now I'm really not sure if I want a red dot or a holographic.

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Re: shotgun scope

Lttle story. You can take it for what it's worth.

About 4-5 years ago my buddy got a red dot for his mossy 500 for hunting turkeys. He called me asking if I wanted to go durring the later fall season in Tioga county. I said sure. I took my mossy 500. I also took a box of 2.75" 6 shot just in case. We hunted the morning not seeing much besides grouse everywhere. He eventually took my swiss army knife I always carry, and removed his red dot so he could hunt grouse during the day. He never did put that back on.

I could understand it during the spring, but if you are anything like me you propably won't like it come fall as you will really limit yourself.

I have a fiber optic bead on my shotgun. It's not in the way when you are wingshooting or hunting rabbits, but it helps in low light when you want to "aim".

I'm sorry to ramble on like that, but thought I would give you something to think about.

One last thing. I did shoot a 35# female coyote that day. I even had the original bead on the front. It was later in the day, and I put the factory full choke back in. I also was shooting 2oz winchester supremes.

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That is why I'm leaning towards a holographic sight. I'm under the impression that you can use a holographic for shooting birds. Am I under the wrong impression

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