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Old Yesterday, 12:08 AM   #1
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Scope for my Mossberg 590A1?

Love my new 590A1 with its sewer pipe barrel, parkerized finish and like me, all around good looks (LOL). Yes, it has the ghost ring sights that are great and dead on, but I love to send slugs downrange and knock big stuff over for fun. I'd like to try scoping it with a low power (3X to 4X ?) optic to see what sort of fun I can have at the 50 yard line. I never bought a "shotgun scope" and don't really know what I ned to look for. Can I use an old El Paso Weaver K4 I have or would my gun likely shake it loose?
Suggestions sure appreciated. Thanks. Don
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Old Yesterday, 01:56 AM   #2
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The first concern is finding a scope base / mount system to fit your 590.
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Old Yesterday, 02:32 AM   #3
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Such things do exist...
http://www.gggaz.com/mossberg-500-an...ope-mount.html

I wish I had some insight on the scope you're talking about.
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Old Yesterday, 05:14 AM   #4
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Look for Weaver base and medium hight rings as Low rings will put the scope to close over the safety. I use the above along with a Nikon Monarch Turkey Pro 1.5-4.5x20mm scope on my Mossberg 500. As a young kid just getting into deer hunting I got away with a cheap Bushnell Sportview 3-9x32 on my rifled barrel with no problems. I still have that scope to believe it or not.
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Old Yesterday, 01:09 PM   #5
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Such things do exist...
http://www.gggaz.com/mossberg-500-an...ope-mount.html

I wish I had some insight on the scope you're talking about.
The 590 may need to be drilled and tapped.
The scope would have to be a long eye relief model or mounted very high or the receiver sight would have to be removed.
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Old Today, 12:39 AM   #6
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Mine is factory drilled and tapped. That's a big plus to me, and one reason I'm even considering optics for it. The Weaver is a 1970's vintage "Made in El Paso, TX" garden variety fixed power scope I bough for $40 at a pawn shop near Ft Knox, KY back in '79. I don't know though if the vintage optics are up to 12 gauge recoil. Back then I don't remember anyone even discussing scoping a shotgun. There WERE no turkeys in Kentucky as far as I remember, at least in South Central KY. Don
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Old Today, 02:14 AM   #7
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I would be more concerned about eye-relief than the scope. The 870 rifled barrel and scope combo I bought didn't have nearly enough eye-relief (or I simply don't know how to shoot a shotgun with a scope) and it kissed me a couple of times before I bought a fairly inexpensive Bushnell shotgun scope with 6 inches of eye-relief. That worked like a champ.
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