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Posted: 4/14/2006 11:30:12 AM EST
hey i went to sight in my shotgun today but didnt finish as I ran out of ammo
what range do you sight in slugs at
1 oz ranger slugs out of my 870 shotgun
i started at 25 yards and moved it out
25 yards got me on paper and put 3 rounds into one hole about 2 inches
then out to 50 it was all over the place
and that was off the bench
then i ran out of ammo
i left off about 2-3 inches high and 1-2 inches right
so if you need you ears clipped off i just have to aim between your eyes and that was two rounds on top of each other...i couldnt see that i did that until i walked out to the target
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 11:59:45 AM EST
I sight mine in at 25 yds. with slugs. Then I check the buckshot pattern at 15, 20 and 25 yds.
to see where it hits. Works pretty good for me. Both of my SG's are cyl. bore BTW.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 12:08:19 PM EST
ok but arent slugs good out to 100 yards?
I figure 50 since its in the middle
and 25 will be low and 100 will be low for a 50 yard zero
or am i wrong?
as for buckshot well thats tough to sight in
my barrel is cylinder bore also
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 12:11:26 PM EST
Make sure you try different brands of slug, since your shotgun will probably have a "preference" for a particular load.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 12:21:25 PM EST
Yes, slugs are good out to 100 yds or so, but I shoot mainly 00 buck and #4 bird shot in mine.
That's why I sight it in at 25yds. If I need to use a slug I can hit out to 50 yds or so easily.
If I ever decide to use it on deer I would change the zero to 75 yds.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 12:23:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/14/2006 12:23:54 PM EST by 555R]
maybe i should mention i have an 18" cylinder bore barrel
this is definitley not a hunting gun
more or less a defense/offensive shotgun
all the traits of an AR15 in a 12 gauge form
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 12:30:15 PM EST
I made a magazine plug out of a wooden dowel for my Mossberg M590.
In a matter of seconds it becomes a hunting gun.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 2:28:55 PM EST
Mine is zeroed at 25 yards since I do not expect to use it beyond that. For longer distances I use the rifle.
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