View Full Version : Would a Nikon buckmaster 4x40

June 17, 2008, 06:45 PM
Or a Nikon prostaff 3-9x50 be an acceptable scope for a shotgun shooting slugs?

June 17, 2008, 11:11 PM
I would stick with the 4X40. The 3-9X50 is going to be too big. I do alot of slug hunting and have a 3-9X40 Nikon and a 4X32 Burris on mine. The 4X scope is proably going to give you more eye relief also. Make sure you have at least 3.8" eye relief or you might have a nice half moon next to your eye with the heavy slugs. The more eye relief the better with slug guns. I have a scar to prove it. ;) < look, see. lol

June 18, 2008, 03:38 PM
Second on that 4x40...best bet

June 18, 2008, 09:05 PM
Before you go buy one, check the eye relief. Most rifle scopes have anywhere from 3" to 4" of eye relief. Most shotgun mounts need a scope with a 4 to 5" eye relief.

June 19, 2008, 03:22 PM
If you have a side or topmount base you will be fine. A cantilever needs a longer eye relief.

June 19, 2008, 03:43 PM
Will the shotgun recoil more than my 7mag? That I would require such long eye relief. I do have a cantilever mount

June 19, 2008, 09:49 PM
I decided on the Nikon slughunter as it was made specifically for shottys and I love Nikon products

June 20, 2008, 09:52 PM
Good choice. The gun will recoil differently depending on what round you shoot. Some more than a 7mm mag and some less. Good luck with the scope. Its great for a slug gun.