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TutHillTiger
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Turkey hunters: Do I really need a scope on a shotgun?


I have bought just about every other damn thing turkey blinds, chair blinds, cracked corn, box, slate, mouth, pull, to owl and crow calls etc to decoys. But do you really need or should I say do my kids (10-13) need a scope for a shotgun for a 20-30 yard shot? Mossburg 500.

If so what is best cheap option. (If I get a turkey it has already cost me a grand.)

Thanks



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El Josey Wales
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re: Turkey hunters: Do I really need a scope on a shotgun?


No





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JAB528
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re: Turkey hunters: Do I really need a scope on a shotgun?




No






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LouisianaChessie
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re: Turkey hunters: Do I really need a scope on a shotgun?


Nope





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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Turkey hunters: Do I really need a scope on a shotgun?


Nah

Just shoot it.






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KingRanch
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re: Turkey hunters: Do I really need a scope on a shotgun?


Nope





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Springfield XD
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re: Turkey hunters: Do I really need a scope on a shotgun?


Trigicon Reflex





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Ice Cream Sammich
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re: Turkey hunters: Do I really need a scope on a shotgun?


I already got a scope on my 10/22. Much more accurate than a shotty.





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TutHillTiger
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re: Turkey hunters: Do I really need a scope on a shotgun?


Thanks, watching all these learning videos and they all have scopes. I did get the florescent bead thing, and

Don't worry I am bring my best flashlights this trip and I will be unarmed except for bear spray.

Man I hope my daughter shoots one of these damn things.



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Hurricane Mike
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re: Turkey hunters: Do I really need a scope on a shotgun?


If I can hit a cat squirrel I can hit a turkey





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LouisianaChessie
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re: Turkey hunters: Do I really need a scope on a shotgun?


No kiddin huh





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BUCKMSTR7399
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re: Turkey hunters: Do I really need a scope on a shotgun?


No, I've got a Burris Fast Fire on my turkey rig though. I love the single point of aim, but it is more of a want than a need.





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fillmoregandt
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re: Turkey hunters: Do I really need a scope on a shotgun?


Red dot scope ftw





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thanksjhester
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re: Turkey hunters: Do I really need a scope on a shotgun?


quote:

I already got a scope on my 10/22. Much more accurate than a shotty.
Dont turkey hunt do you?






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thanksjhester
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re: Turkey hunters: Do I really need a scope on a shotgun?


quote:

cracked corn,
BAD idea






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TIGRLEE
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re: Turkey hunters: Do I really need a scope on a shotgun?


If you are a dumbass and can't shoot.... absolutley.
If not, then the answer is no.
I dont think Id be able to keep from LOL at somebody that had a scope on the old 12 guage.

Of course this is coming from a man that squirrel hunts with a 22 with iron sites.






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beulahland
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re: Turkey hunters: Do I really need a scope on a shotgun?


at the end of the barrel there should be a small bead for help in aiming. save your scope money.





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Salmon
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re: Turkey hunters: Do I really need a scope on a shotgun?


a scope can help if you are obsessive about your patterning and have dialed your gun into tight groups at 60 or so yards. Those heads can get a little small at that distance.





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NWTFbama
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re: Turkey hunters: Do I really need a scope on a shotgun?


Nope





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thanksjhester
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re: Turkey hunters: Do I really need a scope on a shotgun?


quote:

at 60 or so yards
Thats a hell of a shot






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