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shotgun sights recommendation

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by crazyXgerman, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. crazyXgerman

    crazyXgerman Well-Known Member

    shot 3-gun competition today. it was shotgun day. unfortunately ran into the same problem i had last time: i had a hard time accurately placing long range (ca. 40-50 yards) shots with slugs.

    i think the main problem is that my shotgun, winchester 1300 defender, does not have any sights, only a "fiber optic" front sight, and that's it.

    i would like to put some better sights on it to make those long-range shots more accurate.

    what kind of options are there? what price range? how difficult to install? pros and cons from your experience?

    your input would be appreciated.
  2. SShooterZ

    SShooterZ Well-Known Member

    What type of barrel?

    Are you shooting through a smooth bore or rifled barrel?

    That might be a reason your accuracy isn't as good as you like.

    That's also a pretty decent shot for a slug.

    Maybe look into a rifled barrel with open sights. That would probably help.
  3. crazyXgerman

    crazyXgerman Well-Known Member

    it's a winchester 1300 defender, smooth barrel, 18 inches long.

    the three stages we shot were very different. one we used bird shot to shoot some clays, one we used buckshot to shoot paper and metal poppers, one we used slugs to shoot metal poppers and moving targets.

    i was using pmc rifled slugs.

    i prefer to keep the barrel and add sights to it.
  4. BozemanMT

    BozemanMT Well-Known Member

    Well, most high end tactical shotguns come with Ghost ring sights. (try wilson combat for one example)
    That's what is on my 870P, although I'll be honest, my slugs shoot low and right, but i've figured that out.
    Have you gone to the range to see where your slugs fly?
    i've also noticed that different brands of slugs shoot way differently in the same shotgun.
  5. Schmitty

    Schmitty Active Member

    Ghost rings will help alot. Get 'em for about $100+/-; trijicon, wilson combat etc.
  6. backlash

    backlash Well-Known Member

    Ghost rings. They are freakin b*tchen on my Nova...stock.
  7. kudu

    kudu Well-Known Member

    How big are the targets that you are expected to hit at 40-50 yards? I can hit paper plate size targets all day long with my 12ga, 20ga, and .410 shotguns with just Bradley white front beads and a center brass bead with slugs at that range.
  8. crazyXgerman

    crazyXgerman Well-Known Member

    guess you're a better shot than i am ;)

    wilson combat has a decent and affordable set but it seems to fit remington only.

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