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Re: What's your go-to low recoil semi 12 gauge?
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2019, 01:43:51 am »
Mossberg 500. I don't mind recoil.
My H&R single-shot 20g kicks just as hard because it's so light.

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    Re: What's your go-to low recoil semi 12 gauge?
    « Reply #26 on: October 27, 2020, 09:24:00 am »
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    Re: What's your go-to low recoil semi 12 gauge?
    « Reply #27 on: October 27, 2020, 09:01:37 pm »
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    Re: What's your go-to low recoil semi 12 gauge?
    « Reply #28 on: October 28, 2020, 05:28:23 am »
    I've only shot Remington 870s, Mossberg 500s, Winchester 1300s, and some ancient double barrel.  None of them had any mitigation for recoil.  But someone on this forum gave me some advice.  I think it was 870PoliceMag IIRC.  After I shot some 3" high brass 00-Buck 15 Pellet and complained that I felt like I was in a car wreck, he told me big guys (and I'm one) tend to square up and try and dominate or control the shotgun, and as a result they take more punishment from the 12 gauge.  But little tiny women that aren't even 5 feet tall and barely weigh 90 pounds can handle magnum loads with ease because they let their body roll with it.  So instead of squaring up and taking all of the recoil in the shoulder and fighting it, be a little more loose and limber, let the recoil wash over you and roll with it.  In other words taking all of that recoil where the stock meets shoulder can be tough, but if you relax and let it give a little then you have your back and even hips / pelvis to rock with the recoil.  Just don't lose control of the gun.

    Since then all shotguns have been low recoil shotguns.  Now I'm sure I'd notice a Benelli M-2 as being much softer even than an 870/500, but the advice of rolling with it has made all shotguns much easier and enjoyable to shoot.
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    Re: What's your go-to low recoil semi 12 gauge?
    « Reply #29 on: October 28, 2020, 01:15:06 pm »
    Yup.  Target shooting at the range is the worst.  If you are trying to pattern test the gun you tend to lock it in like a rifle and they will pound you senseless in that type of scenario.  Fortunately it only takes a few shots to accomplish most of the time.  Field shooting is almost always standing, unsupported and frequently the gun is swinging on a bird and the  lock it in and square it up method is useless in that type of shooting and thus the recoil is not felt so sharply. 

    Gas guns will always shoot a little softer and double guns add sufficient weight that the inertia slows down the recoil impulse.  I guess the worst kicker is a single barrel, break action gun in a heavy gauge like a 12 or a 10.  The have lighter weight and no mechanism to absorb any of the recoil energy other than a recoil pad at the end of the stock.   My family heirloom H&R Topper in 16 gauge will slap you silly with a heavy load if you are even slightly off balance.  Nice gun to carry though.   :thumbup
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    Re: What's your go-to low recoil semi 12 gauge?
    « Reply #30 on: October 28, 2020, 04:57:22 pm »
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    Re: What's your go-to low recoil semi 12 gauge?
    « Reply #31 on: October 28, 2020, 05:38:37 pm »
    I've only shot Remington 870s, Mossberg 500s, Winchester 1300s, and some ancient double barrel.  None of them had any mitigation for recoil.  But someone on this forum gave me some advice.  I think it was 870PoliceMag IIRC.  After I shot some 3" high brass 00-Buck 15 Pellet and complained that I felt like I was in a car wreck, he told me big guys (and I'm one) tend to square up and try and dominate or control the shotgun, and as a result they take more punishment from the 12 gauge.  But little tiny women that aren't even 5 feet tall and barely weigh 90 pounds can handle magnum loads with ease because they let their body roll with it.  So instead of squaring up and taking all of the recoil in the shoulder and fighting it, be a little more loose and limber, let the recoil wash over you and roll with it.  In other words taking all of that recoil where the stock meets shoulder can be tough, but if you relax and let it give a little then you have your back and even hips / pelvis to rock with the recoil.  Just don't lose control of the gun.

    Since then all shotguns have been low recoil shotguns.  Now I'm sure I'd notice a Benelli M-2 as being much softer even than an 870/500, but the advice of rolling with it has made all shotguns much easier and enjoyable to shoot.

    I will have to try this..  Maybe I will start liking my Winchester model 12 Featherweight 12 ga. with a hard plastic butt plate that I grew up with since 12 years old better...  I have always hated pulling the trigger on that gun even when it was the only gun I owned... 
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    Re: What's your go-to low recoil semi 12 gauge?
    « Reply #32 on: October 31, 2020, 01:58:48 pm »
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    Re: What's your go-to low recoil semi 12 gauge?
    « Reply #33 on: November 20, 2020, 10:13:30 am »
     :I got this Turkish arms tactical one for cheap, a couple hundred bucks recoil ain't too bad

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    Re: What's your go-to low recoil semi 12 gauge?
    « Reply #34 on: November 25, 2020, 07:18:01 pm »
    I recently picked up a Citadel 12 gauge semi-auto. I was looking for a budget, entry level shotgun and really like this model. Shotguns were outside my area of interest for a while but they're becoming more appealing to me  :-)

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    Re: What's your go-to low recoil semi 12 gauge?
    « Reply #35 on: Today at 05:38:04 pm »
    I recently picked up a Citadel 12 gauge semi-auto. I was looking for a budget, entry level shotgun and really like this model. Shotguns were outside my area of interest for a while but they're becoming more appealing to me  :-)

    Have been looking at a semi 12 and saw that model and looked nice. How do you like it?

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