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Post Posted: 03:27pm - Oct 31,14 
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Last year I went out with a smooth barrel and rifled slugs. I didn't see a deer, but naturally I've upgraded to a rifled barrel.

I bought a Nikon slughunter scope and was mounting it today and noticed it sits way higher than how I normally mount my gun with the stock to my cheek. (It mounts with a cantilever rail).

I can't imagine a set of rings small enough to get the view right down the barrel with the gun mounted to my cheek (especially given without the scope, my vision goes right down the middle of the rail).

What gives here? Do I just mount differently?

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Post Posted: 04:00pm - Oct 31,14 
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I don't use anything other than Leupold glass, but typically rings and mount systems are universal. Just verify your tube diameter.

You can get 3 different ring heights from Leupold. Get the lowest one that will fit your gun and scope combo.

What brand and model shotgun?

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Post Posted: 08:58pm - Oct 31,14 
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It's a Weatherby PA-08, 12-ga pump.

I get good eye relief, but that butt stock is so much lower than the optic, I can't have my cheek on it and look through.

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Post Posted: 07:47am - Nov 1,14 
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I have a Rem. 870 with the rifled/ cantilever barrel w/ scope . YES it sits higher and your cheek is off of the stock . Its because its a shotgun stock that is designed to shoot down the barrel . I purchased a strap on cheek pad , that Velcro straps to the stock ( removable ) . Now I got my cheek weld back onto the stock when lookin thru the scope . Relatively inexpensive and very functional .

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PS . Use Sabot Slugs in your rifled barrel , not rifled slugs .

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Post Posted: 08:53am - Nov 1,14 
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Awesome, that's exactly the info I was looking for. Thank you.

I have about 8 different boxes of sabots (which well-oupaced the cost of the gun, which was free, or "free" as I won it at a DU banquet and then bought the rifled barrel), but I want to see which ones the gun likes.

When I used the smooth barrel last year, it really liked the Brenneke KOs. Those are nice and cheap. I haven't found a "nice and cheap" sabot alternative.

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Post Posted: 09:19am - Nov 1,14 
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When sighting it in use the cheap ammo to get it on paper and then go with the sabot you want to try out until you find your favorite flavor. Good Luck.

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Post Posted: 10:40am - Nov 1,14 
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billyf65, if you have a good shooting rest this is by far the best way to sight in that scope/shotgun.

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/gun-sh ... five-shots

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Post Posted: 02:03pm - Nov 1,14 
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Back to the original posted question, you can get a leather lace on cheek pad for support and/or an index point. Triple K makes one or you can find the old style M1A military ones around.

If your gun was going to be a dedicated slug gun you can have a custom stock made and the drop at comb, length of pull, and drop at heel could be set for you.

Not sure why you want to use sabots, I have never felt a reason to. I have used Lightfields slugs for many years and have never seen a reason to change.

Since I stopped hunting Iowa(party hunting), I only use 2 slugs a year. One to check the scope and one to kill.

Most of my kills are over 100 yards and the longest was 275.

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Post Posted: 09:06am - Nov 2,14 
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I used this youtube video to craft a homemade cheek pad. Works great and it's cheap.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1TsWnz91Tc

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Post Posted: 04:23pm - Nov 25,14 
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+1 on the cheek pad idea. makes a huge difference

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Post Posted: 01:25pm - Nov 27,14 
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My mossy came with two cheek pads I thought tht was a great idea by them.

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