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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?
 

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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.
 

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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!
 
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