I am setting up an Encore rifled slug gun for my wife to use for deer and also she wants it to carry in and out while walking in to her bear stand in Ontario while bowhunting . She was shooting it Sunday with the fiber optic sights with some success this past weekend . At 50 yards she is shooting OK but that is not good enough for us . If it was to be used only for deer I would have already put a scope on it but with the idea of using it for her to carry in on bear hunts I feel scope would not be good at real close range . I am unfamiliar with the red dot scopes . Would that be worth looking at for this situation ? I really feel that if she gets more use to shooting then she would be ok with the fiber optics . I was shooting it and keeping them in a 4 inch circle at 90 yards . Maybe she just needs more practice . Like she said she is a bowhunter and not a gun hunter so it could be more practice is needed . Thanks for any input !!