Scope on shotgun for squirrels. Crazy idea?
I use a single barrel shotgun for squirrel hunting, and my eyes are getting bad. Often, when I see that squirrel up there, and try to put the shotgun bead on it, everything gets kinda blurry, and my bead wanders. And sometimes, the squirrel is actually wandering.
I know it sounds insane, but has anybody ever considered putting a 2x or 2.5x compact scope on their shotgun for squirrel hunting? I think it would be clumbsy on a 12 gauge, but on a little .410 or 28 gauge or light 20 gauge, it might be pretty nifty.
I guess also that due to the limbs, leaves, etc., some careful thought would have to usde to pick out just the right recticle. A thin cross hair may be "lost" in the limbs. A thick cross hair may block out too much of the squirrel. Maybe a post and bead? Or maybe one of those scopes with cross hairs that have a round circle in the middle?
Thanks for all information and advice.