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Any advantage to low-power variable scope?

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Title pretty much says it all. In your experience, would there be any advantage to using a low-power variable (think 1-4x or 1-6x) scope on a shotgun? Why or why not? When would it be most helpful to have?

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The only 'advantage' I could see there being is shooting slugs. 

 

That being said there are a few obvious draw back. Weight, you'll add alot over a red dot if you're using optics. And speed low power variables are great, but even the best one is still slower than a dot up close. 

 

Really slugs are such a small portion of the shotgun shooting that we do at matches, and even the ones we do shoot aren't usually at very far or small targets. A red dot alone would be plenty of an advantage for slugs. I've never seen a shooter with a low power variable on a shotgun and I think there's a reason. 

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I can’t see any advantage to using a scope. The micro red dots are perfect in my opinion. I’d rather have a vent rib and bead than a scope on a shotgun for multigun.

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