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Posted: 10/21/2004 6:11:20 AM EDT
Anyone ever tried to mount a red dot on a shotgun to shoot crows or trap? Seems like it would work; maybe an Eotech with the 65 MOA rind and dot. What do you think?
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 8:56:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 9:00:23 AM EDT
also makes a good turkey gun
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 9:00:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2004 9:01:43 AM EDT by MT_Pockets]
Do it...Shotguns work well with most of the optics that you can use with both eyes open.

...unless you have eyes like this >>>>MT
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:46:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 2:03:41 PM EDT

I put an OKO on my 11-87 with a B-Square mount. I took it Dove shooting two years ago and did horrible. It was too high to get any kind of cheek weld.

Everyone is different, it didn't work for ME.

Heck, give it a try.

Link Posted: 10/21/2004 2:43:22 PM EDT
I have used EOTECH 552's - Aimpoint M2's and DrOtic/Optima's on shotguns - works very well.

My buddy with the shotgun here has been using a Optima and loves it...

Link Posted: 10/21/2004 3:21:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2004 3:22:07 PM EDT by WolverineAtWork]
Yup, but it takes a little getting used to. Here's some pics of a few..

Link Posted: 10/21/2004 3:30:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2004 3:32:33 PM EDT by SinistralRifleman]
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 5:12:12 PM EDT
Do the dot sights slow you down at all?

It's hard for me to imagine anything faster than a vent rib with a bead on the end.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 5:42:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 5:45:13 PM EDT
I agree. I do better with the scope. I don't see double with the dot like I do with the bead.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 6:10:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 6:27:45 PM EDT
Never fired them that way, just handled them. I don't like the idea. At shotgun range a good set of ghost rings works fine for me. Its light, compact, and I don't ever lift my cheek off the stock, which is a good thing.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 7:01:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 7:03:48 PM EDT
Good point SR. I like the control of your system also, but I still prefer the slimness of ghost rings.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 9:27:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2004 9:28:04 PM EDT by Mike_Mills]

My shotgun is set up just like the first photo posted by KevinB, below, except I use an EOTech rather than an Aimpoint as shown in the photo. It's great. A match made in heaven.

Do it.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 9:28:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 12:20:14 AM EDT
I got to use an SST-870 last weekend.. i found that the cheek weld to sight picture was extremly natural.. made it VERY easy to aim with optics! I gotta try it with clays now!
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 4:01:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 9:03:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By C4iGrant:Nope, I am actually a racist!


I heard that too
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 11:04:09 AM EDT
What are good mounting options for a red dot on a shotgun, specifically a Rem 1100?
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