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Well, it's the night before opening day shotgun and I'm torn about what I should take tomorrow, weapon wise. So, I am going to ask you guys and see what you all think.

Should I:
Take my Mossberg 500 w/smoothbore, buckshot - good to 50 yds.

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Take my Mossberg 500 w/rifled barrel, slug gun - good to 100 yds, but everytime I shoot it I get cracked between the eyes from the scope.

I really need you help. What would you take given these circumstances?

Thanks,
David
 

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You need to move your head back further. I would take the slg gun, and adjust the power on the scope. Also, make sure you hold that back pressure on your shooting shoulder.
 

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You should have upgraded the scope to one that has sufficient eye relief that won't crack you.
It's nice to be able to take a 100 yard shot but not at the cost of hurting yourself-I don't know? [confused] Good luck with your decision!

Me,I'll be using my Rem 1100 slug gun w/ a Leupold scope,no problems...
 

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You need to move your head back further.
I can't. If I move my head back, I no longer have a full sight window, if you know what I mean. Maybe there's something that can be done to adjust for the eye relief, but it's a little late now.

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It's nice to be able to take a 100 yard shot but not at the cost of hurting yourself-
Tell me about it. The 2 deer that I've shot using it, the results were:

Cut myself between the eyes, with a 24 hr headache.

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You have to weigh the cost of hurting yourself vs. the cost of tagging a buck.Only you know which is the best choice for you...
Next year invest in a different scope,specifically a high quality shotgun scope that provides generous eye relief.
 

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Take the slug gun. Also, fix that eye relief. Most scopes have about 2.5" to 3.5" of relief. More then enough if your holding your gun right. Put a butt extension on it, you will hold it tighter to you should with the increased pull.
 
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