Daughter Wants A Scope: 20 Ga 870

TXARGUY

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She's been playing around with my scoped rifles for a while and has decided she wants a scope on her 870 20 gauge.

She uses this one for slugs only for hogs.

I'd like you knowledgable guys to give me mount and scope suggestions.

I'm willing to lay out the cash for a good sturdy mount. Not sure of the scope needed so I of course have no idea what price range I'm looking at.
 

Vaquero

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Eye relief will be important chunking 7/8 oz slugs.
Watch her during recoil, make sure she wont get dinged.
 

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Eye relief will be important chunking 7/8 oz slugs.
Watch her during recoil, make sure she wont get dinged.
This ^^^^^ If she's not shooting very far a "good" red dot would probably suffice and they can be mounted much further forward than an optical with a 3 or 4" eye relief. Just a thought. Gettin' dinged between the eyes with a scope is not fun, don't ask me how I know!
 

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You guys don't really believe I'd set her up to get scope dinged do you?

She's been shooting since she could hold a gun and has never liked red dots so that's off the table.

She really likes the magnification she sees through my rifle scopes.

She likes what she likes so that's what I have to work with.
 

Vaquero

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Wasn't implying that at all.
I guess you can call me Captain Obvious.

I never had an optic on a shotgun, so....
 

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