Having Problems....

Discussion in 'Guns & Ammo' started by buckbuster14, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. buckbuster14

    buckbuster14 New Member

    Feb 8, 2006
    Moberly, Missouri
    I'm having problems with my shotgun. It's a mossburg but im not sure what model. Anyway, my shotgun had 1 red bead site. It is shooting about 1 1/2 ft low. my question is, how do i fix it?
     
  2. Nicholas

    Nicholas New Member

    Oct 5, 2005
    Saint Charles, MO
    One and one half FOOT low at what distance?
     

  3. buckbuster14

    buckbuster14 New Member

    Feb 8, 2006
    Moberly, Missouri
    it seems like no matter what distance it is it atleast shoots a foot low.
     
  4. glennasher1

    glennasher1 Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2004
    Radcliff, KY
    Due to optical effects, you might need a smaller bead, which will make you shoot higher. If it's an aftermarket oversized bead, that is more than likely the problem. It's EXACTLY the same situation as on a pistol with too high a front sight, or one with the rear sight too low (or adjusted that way). It is more marked at longer distances, but that's seldom a problem at shotgun ranges. It should be a simple fix, unless it's shooting off to the side somewhat, then you have other problems! It's one of the reasons I don't like these new fiber optic sights on so many guns, nowadays, the stocks aren't changed to reflect it, and a lot of misses result.
     
  5. Mule

    Mule Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2003
    Franklin County, MO
    If you are testing a pattern for Turkeys you might consider a clamp-on fibre-optic sight system . Tru-Glo and others make them. It includes a rear rifle style sight. All I have seen are for ribbed barrels. You may not be able to do it on a plain barrel.

    Clam it on then go the the range and dial it in.

    If you can find the right mounting system for your gun, a red dot or low power scope works well for turkeys or for deer hunting with slugs.

    Good Luck!