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Okay, a little stretch re: the category but this is shooting related. I have a Remington 870 12 ga. shotgun with an aftermarket Hasting cantilevered rifled barrel. I just purchased a new scope and we are in the middle of gun season in Indiana. I'd like to mount the new scope on the gun but have limited time to be at a table on the range. Since the scope is mounted to the barrel and doesn't change zero when I remove the barrel and then put it back on the gun - can I bore sight the scope to the barrel like I would with a rifle ?

I hate to use up a bunch of expensive slugs getting the gun to print on paper and then zero at 100 yards.

Thanks in advance.

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You owe your quarry a clean kill. Make sure that shotgun slug will shoot EXACTLY where you're aiming. Bore sighting does not do that.
 

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He just wants to get on paper first.

They have boresighters the size and shape of a shell that will fit snugly in the chamber and work pretty well. 'bout 20-30 bucks tho. Ask around maybe someone you know has one or one of the big kits with lots of adapters and you can borrow.
 

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would help on your POI of your regular shotgun also???? depending on the rib you have ..... Point across a big building and see where it is going to hit verses where your beed is?

I have always wanted to try that.... especially with kids showing them where they are actually shooting ..

Just a thought...
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At 50 yards just look down the barrel and center the target then set the scope to that target, install barrel and shoot. You will be surprised how close you are.
 

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1 shot sight in:
Place one shot onto paper from a very steady gun, shooting off sand bags.
Now with the help of a bystander, steady the rifle onto the bullseye, DO NOT LET IT MOVE, then have someone adjust the reticle over from the bullseye to the actual point of impact.
Test fire.
OK, 2 shots...
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If using a laser use one that goes in muzzle not chamber. Did three slug guns yesterday with a Site Lite 100. It will get you close but that's all.
 

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Edit: Deleted message. I hadn't had my coffee yet. LOL


Just Say'n......
 

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I bore sight rifles all the time looking down the barrel. I lock the gun in a clamp holder I have (for mounting scopes, cleaning, etc) and center the bore on the top corner of my neighbor's garage door. I can see when the corner is cutting 1/4 of the circle.

Eddie's flashlight idea is cool, and david's 2 shot zero (after doing one of the aforementioned) is the way to go.

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