The Nikon SlugHunter is for shotguns. If you do a little bird hunting with your favorite shotgun, these scopes are for you. They don't have the highest magnification, but instead help increase target acquisition speed and accuracy at closer distances. If you've never used a scope on your shotgun, you're missing out, because these are the scopes to have! A Slughunter scope can withstand a fair amount of recoil, and the large objective lenses really help gather light so you're able to see everything you need! Don't go out with your shotgun without a SlugHunter Rifle Scope by Nikon!