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I'm using a red dot scope on a mossburg turkey gun with a choke. I'm using the 3'' heavy tungston loads for longer distance shots. What distance should i zero in the scope at? 20 yards? 30 yards? 40 yards? /

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Your mossberg turkey gun is fine, 30 - 40 yards is more than plenty for turkey and other game, I'd dont see a point of adding a bigger and better red dot. I converted my mossberg 500 turkey gun into a defender with compstock, heat shield, surefire tac pump mount. sticking to slugs and hatton rounds for three purposes survival, breaching door hinges and, for defense

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I set my sights for 30 yards.40 yards is a long shot because you always aim for the head when hunting turkeys.Good luck with the Mossberg.I traded mine for a Remington.Still got a Mossy for a "loaner" or a backup gun for a client.The 3.5 magnums are simply too punishing to the shooter.

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If at the same time your grouping looks terrible, and your scope still is on the mark, and the gun is WELL mounted, then the issue is with the accuracy of the rifle.
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Most rifles are capable of shooting quite accurately, and all things being equal, it's the shooters job of making it happen.
Ammunition should be considered as well. Toss your old military ball ammo and junk from overseas, both of'em. If you want to shoot accurately and consistently, you must spend the bucks for the best ammo you can afford.
You MUST KNOW what the BALLISTICS are for the Cal./type/weight ammo you will be shooting and the corresponding distance it will be shot from.

Make sure your rifle is CLEAN inside and out. A clean rifle is a happy rifle.
Make sure that your rifle 'fits' your body's frame and that you are familiar and practice good rifle shooting techniques.
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Follow these steps

1) Mount your scope.

2) Use a bean bag or rifle mount and make sure that your rifle doesnt move much from its original position throughout this process.

3) Aim with the scope and shoot at a large backstop which will allow you to see where your shot lands, where ever that may be, it doesnt matter at this point. Again, make sure your rifle doesnt move much when firing.

4) With the rifle in the same position, look through the scope and adjust the crosshairs over to where your shot landed.

5) The scope now sighted in with the rifle. Minimal adjustment may still be required but at least your well within the ball park.

Happy Shooting

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