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If you have a scope on your .12 gauge, what distance do you sight it in for deer hunting?

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  • If you have a scope on your .12 gauge, what distance do you sight it in for deer hunting?

    If you have a scope on your .12 gauge, what distance do you sight it in for deer hunting?

  • #2
    Do you hunt open fields or Woods or both a good start is dead on at 50yd in woods and 75yd open field!

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    • #3
      Go here, it explains it all. www.lightfieldslugs.com/lightfield/shootingresources/shootingguidepages/zeroingdsg/

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      • #4
        It will depend on what ranges you want to shoot and the slug whether it be rifled or sabot.

        Like Treestand said, most guys go with a 50 to 75 yard zero. You could also get a BDC scope and have it set per its instructions.

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        • #5
          I went with 50 yards because I only use it in the thick woods. My 270 is for any further shots, which is sighted in an inch high at 100 yards.

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          • #6
            I set my slug guns like this , Rifled barrel
            2 3/4 "Copper Solids 1" high at 50 yards keeps me good out to around 150 yards in my gun with a 2x7 scope
            Smooth bore 2 3/4" TruBall 2" high at 50yards and it will hold out to around 125 yards in my gun with 42mm red dot

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            • #7
              First of all, I would like to compliment any hunter that puts a scope on their shotgun to use for deer hunting. A properly zeroed scope certainly increases the odds for a clean kill. As for zeroing the scope, I like to do it at the longest distance that I feel confident in taking a shot at deer. That distance for me is 100 yards. Some hunters may feel comfortable with taking longer shots than 100 yards; I do not. To each their own. After sighting in my shotgun at 100 yards, I then take shots at 75 yards, 50 yards and at 25 yards to know where my slug is going. All of my sighting in is obviously done on a solid rest at a shooting table. By the way, when I hunt with a shotgun, it is a 12-gauge as well. My deer hunting buddy takes his deer with a 20 gauge shot and is successful in harvesting deer as well.

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