Which of the Common Micro Red Dots are GTG for a Shotgun?

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by PattonWasRight, Apr 16, 2018 at 1:51 PM.

  1. PattonWasRight

    PattonWasRight

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    Wondering what folks are using when shooting full power 12 gauge loads

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  2. sigmanx

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    Consider me interested as well.

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  3. Big Bird

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    i've used my Aimpoint T1 on my Benelli M4 with no issues... Used a Larue low QD mount. Also used a Vortex Sparc 2 with no issues as well. In both cases its a low round count--maybe 100-150 rounds each. But in both cases it was with slugs and full power buckshot. So not a great deal of use...but no problems either way...

    Still not convinced a red dot has an advantage on a shotgun.
     
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    Can't speak on other SG's but they're money on a turkey gun..
     
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    Ehhh...I've never missed a turkey in my entire life and I kill two a year pretty much every year for the last 20 years or so... They might work for you and I have no doubt they do. But I've done fine with a bead and about half the time I use a flintlock 20 gauge smooth bore blackpowder fowling piece... :)
     
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    Trijicon RMR on a Larue quick release worked fine on a Stoeger M3000 and a G3K clone
     
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    I like red dots on defensive carbines, but on a defensive shotgun I prefer a simple bead as first choice, and ghost ring sights like yours as a close second. That said, Aimpoint will hold up. I know they will take a lot of shooting with magnum turkey loads, so that dot will be just fine with buckshot or slugs. I really like Holosun products for an economical choice on 5.56 rifles, but I have no experience with them on a shotty.

    Good luck. Be safe.
     
  8. faawrenchbndr

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    I’ve used a T1 and an RMR on Benellis without any issues
     
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    I've got a BSA w/ laser on my Maveric 88 w/ collapsible stock. It just sits in the safe, only 10 rounds shot with it. I'm not a shotgun guy.
     
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    I use Primary Arms Advanced Red Dot. It has a mount that has an opening underneath that allows me to see the Front Sight in case the Optic Fails (which has never happened in over 2 years of use).

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