Best slug gun scope?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by pathman, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. pathman

    pathman New Member

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    Undecided which scope to buy for a slug gun shooting out to 125yds max. Leupold 3.5x10x40 or Zeiss 3x9x40.
    What do you think?
     
  2. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    If you're only going out to 125 yards, both are more than enough. I would recommend sticking with lower power in case a deer shows up close.

    I picked up a Nikon Slughunter in 2-7 this fall, and that is more than adequate. I found that most purpose-made slug gun scopes are built to a price point (low) and there aren't many that are exceptional.
     

  3. pathman

    pathman New Member

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    Thanks Doc.
     
  4. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    No problem.

    My business partner had on a Leupold 1-4x20 scope before switching to a 2-7. The objective of 20mm was just too small to gather enough light to make it usable. With a 33-40mm objective on a 2-7 it's much better.
     
  5. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    I have an old Redfield 1-4-20X on my Mossberg 835. I have had no long shots with it, keep it set at 1X most of the time.