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December 12, 2008, 12:55 PM
what scope would u recomend to put on a 20g semi auto??

would like a red dot but cheap and reliable is always good too

December 12, 2008, 10:57 PM
Hey squeak,, what kind of gun is it and what kind of money do you wanna spend?

December 13, 2008, 03:32 AM
its a saiga-20.....the scope mount gets the scope up pretty high off the gun so i dont think clearance is an issue.....i think the rings are an inch....id have to check again

as for price....tops id say $100-$150

December 13, 2008, 10:20 PM
??? anyone ???

December 14, 2008, 10:20 AM
Can't help within your parameters. I usually spend more on my optics than I do on gun. (Mossy ATR100 30-06 with Leopold VXI scope for example, scope costs twice as much as gun!) Moderate priced guns have good enough accuracy but cheap scopes do not have acceptable image!

I have one scoped shotgun (Mossberge 835 turkey killer and choke is so tight that patternwith 3" shells is more like shooting a slug!) and it is wearing Nikon ProStaff 2-7. I liked scope so much that I bought another one to put on current project: Mossy 500 slug gun w/22" barrel. Both guns are drilled and tapped (or will be in case of 500) and have (500 will have) scope mounted on receiver with Weaver base and rings. Both are dedicated guns so I am not going to be removing scope for different seasons.

I started with a Red Dot and wasn't real happy with it. Dot didn't show up well in bright light and I ended up having to use bead. If you decide on scope, don't go cheap. Shotguns are hard on scopes and you need a good one( and good mounts.)

December 14, 2008, 10:49 AM
Squeak, i'd try a leapers scope. They are an import but seem to have very good optics for the money and have the added feature of variable green/red lighted reticule. They were designed for airguns(which have a very strong reverse recoil, meaning the scope reticule and mechanism must be braced both ways, forward and backward) The only non airgun, quality scope that can hold up to high power airguns are leupold and bushnell. In my book, that puts leapers in line with these two manufacturers in terms of strengh. The leapers scopes are fired with ? many rounds of .375H&H for testing and have a burris style posi-lock to lock down on your adjustments. I've several and they not only are very strong but are cheap and loaded with features. Watch out as the AO scopes are adjustable objective which you don't want..J.R.

December 14, 2008, 11:52 PM
talked to my buddy more about this and he said with what im describeing i want, im looking for is an illuminated reticle....... the one he showed me of his has the black crossairs/ red dot/ red crossairs/ green crossairs

December 16, 2008, 10:11 PM
any more??

December 19, 2008, 12:33 PM
there has to be more....

December 19, 2008, 12:52 PM
Millett SP-1. Can be had for approx $70 or thereabouts. Best inexpensive red dot on the market, in my opinion. I've tried several others, and the parallax on them is horrific. Not so with the Millett. The SP1 has a 3 MOA dot. If you want to spend a bit more, the Millett Multi-Dot (30mm tube) is under $100.