Remington 870 Mag - Scope

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Remington 870 Mag - Scope

Postby buckhunter21 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:45 am

Looking for a good shotgun scope for a Remington 870 Mag. Recommendations?
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Re: Remington 870 Mag - Scope

Postby Deebz » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:40 pm

I put the Nikon SlugHunter with the BDC reticle on my Mossberg 12 ga 500 slugster. I love it.
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Re: Remington 870 Mag - Scope

Postby buckhunter21 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:31 pm

I'll have to take a look at that sir. How much did you spend?
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Re: Remington 870 Mag - Scope

Postby Deebz » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:38 am

I watched one go on clearance in the display case at my local Wal-Mart (they built a newer sort of better store in town)... I finally broke down and picked it up when it hit $199.99.... I think they're more than that new, but definitely worth it. I put it on with the see through bases, so I can still use my iron sights for close shots. I killed a doe at 50 yards as she crested the edge of the creek bank at a brisk walk... quartering away I was able to put my slug through the back of the ribcage, through the heart and out the brisket.
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Re: Remington 870 Mag - Scope

Postby jdbell91 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:36 am

I also love the Nikon Slug Hunter. It will probably cost $250, but is worth every penny. Nikon has great software for bullet drop compensation to go with thier scopes.

If you are looking for something cheaper, try a Bushnell Banner. I use the 3X9. It works great and holds its zero.

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Re: Remington 870 Mag - Scope

Postby buckhunter21 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:26 am

ya i don't want to put any cheap glass on my gun...not saying the bushnell one is cheap. i'll prob do some shopping around and check online. i like the idea of the see through bases too.
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Re: Remington 870 Mag - Scope

Postby mhouck06 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:08 am

A year later, I have the same question... Is the nikon still the top choice??

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Re: Remington 870 Mag - Scope

Postby Retranger » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:42 pm

I went with a Leupold on my 12 ga. mossberg turkey gun and love it. Wasn't cheap but I got it from cabelas on sale and leupold has a life time warrenty.
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Re: Remington 870 Mag - Scope

Postby mhouck06 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:36 pm

Retranger wrote:I went with a Leupold on my 12 ga. mossberg turkey gun and love it. Wasn't cheap but I got it from cabelas on sale and leupold has a life time warrenty.


Which leupold did you go with? I run with them on my rifles... would not hesitate to put one on my slug gun.

Also, what slugs do you guys use?

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Re: Remington 870 Mag - Scope

Postby Retranger » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:47 am

I'm sorry the scope I had in mind I have on my muzzle loader, but it is for either that or a shotgun. It is a 1x4x20 ,,,, I think the model # is 58790. If I recall correctly it was around $200. Have killed several deer with it and never had to readjust it. In this part of the state rifle is legal so no one hunts with a shot gun here, although they do require shotguns else where in the state but not familiar with what slugs they use other than most is 12 ga.
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