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Do You Need An Optic On Your Turkey Shotgun?

When used properly, a red dot can be an invaluable tool. But, optics tend make the shooter overconfident. So do you really need one?

Do You Need An Optic On Your Turkey Shotgun?

In today’s world, most of the turkey hunters you see on television, social media platforms like YouTube, and other digital mediums are all shooting spring toms with either a red-dot reflex sight or a scope mounted to their shotgun. Used properly, a red dot is an invaluable tool that makes killing a longbeard pretty damn simple—just settle that ball of fire on the wattles and squeeze the trigger. However, mounting an optic does not automatically make your turkey gun of choice more accurate. Potentially, it can. But optics can also make you overconfident and extend your range beyond the lethal capabilities of the load you’re shooting. So, do you really need a optic on...

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