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Red dot question for a shotgun #9062157 06/15/24 03:14 PM
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I bought a Rossi Turkey Tuffy 410 shotgun a year ago and hunted turkeys with it this past spring. At 3.1lbs it was a pleasure carrying this past season. I dropped two turkeys with it. Everyone keeps telling me to put a red dot on it. I'm not sure I see the need, nor do I have any experience with a red dot. They can run less than a $50 for the Chinese stuff on up past $500.00. I saw the SIG Sauer ROMEO5 1X20mm Tactical Hunting 2 MOA red dot for $115.00. In the big picture it's not a lot of money compared to others.

Anyone have any experience with red dots on a shotgun. Would this particular one be worth the investment.

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Re: Red dot question for a shotgun [Re: 12th Man] #9062317 06/15/24 10:06 PM
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I have found them great for varmint hunting at night, but during the day, I found them about as useful as a clear trolling motor prop.

Re: Red dot question for a shotgun [Re: 12th Man] #9063030 06/17/24 03:49 PM
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I don’t have any experience with that particular Sig optic, but I’ve heard good things about it. I have a Bushnell TRS-25 that has been swapped around to several of my pistols, from .22 LR to a hot loaded .44 mag. It hasn’t missed a beat yet. I can’t imagine the recoil on a shotgun would be as bad as the .44 was. I did try a cheap optic on the .44 once. Lasted 4 shots before it literally came apart.

Re: Red dot question for a shotgun [Re: 12th Man] #9063035 06/17/24 04:01 PM
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Yep, the recoil on the .410 is next to nothing. Still on the fence about adding one. Who knows maybe in the future. Thanks for your input.


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Re: Red dot question for a shotgun [Re: 12th Man] #9063234 06/17/24 09:29 PM
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I have the A model of this one, got rid of the tube red dots as I found it too hard to acquire the target fast (old eyeballs).


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Re: Red dot question for a shotgun [Re: hopalong] #9063378 06/18/24 02:46 AM
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Originally Posted by hopalong
I have the A model of this one, got rid of the tube red dots as I found it too hard to acquire the target fast (old eyeballs).


https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1020045211?pid=480889


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Re: Red dot question for a shotgun [Re: Brother in-law] #9063483 06/18/24 01:30 PM
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I have the A model of this one, got rid of the tube red dots as I found it too hard to acquire the target fast (old eyeballs).


https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1020045211?pid=480889


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sorry my available funds were not enough to buy a military grade eotech, I will try harder next time.

oh, it works great for its intended use on the .17hmr.


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Re: Red dot question for a shotgun [Re: 12th Man] #9064120 06/19/24 06:24 PM
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I put a holosun on an old 870. The 32moa donut with the 2 MOA center dot worked out perfect for want I was trying to do with it.

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