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« on: March 17, 2014, 08:35:14 am »


What have you done to reduce the recoil on the 20inch barrel SXS's? 
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 11:05:11 am »

Shoot Winchester Feather lites and install a recoil pad.
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 12:38:10 pm »

I have found the added weight of a longer barrel on a firearm helps to make the felt recoil less.
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014, 10:07:50 pm »

Shoot Winchester Featherlites and add a Recoil Pad Grin

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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2014, 11:53:39 pm »

Shoot 80+ grain black powder loads, and install a metal buttplate.  Grin

Winchester AA Low Noise, Low Recoil loads, and rubber butt pad for the missus...

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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2014, 09:23:10 am »

Forgot .........
Depending on the gun, having the forcing cone(s) lengthened can have a great deal of effect on felt recoil.

Think Featherlites Grasshopper.  Featherlites .............

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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2014, 12:01:01 pm »

The extra hundred bucks for the "Supreme" version of the Stoeger coach gun got me a stainless receiver, screw in choke tubes, and a RUBBER BUTT PLATE.  The Factory rubber butt plate works well.

There are aftermarket rubber butt plates available out there if you already have a SxS, but expect to have to do a bit of fitting to make it fit right.
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2014, 04:27:07 pm »

Shoot a box or two of my BP loads.  After that, anything you shoot will feel like a "featherlite" load.   Grin
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2014, 11:35:03 pm »

The British gunmakers had a "rule" that the gun should weigh 96 times the weight of shot you intend to shoot. The result was a balance of power, shootability and portability.  Think 6 pounds for a 1 ounce load and 7 1/2 pounds for 1 1/4 ounce load. Not cast in concrete but think about the weight of your gun vs. the load. CAS targets don't need much power to put down. Superlights, or equivalent are a good bet.

When attempting to shoot quickly it is easy to fail to shoulder the butt firmly or high enough in the shoulder "pocket". Poor gun mounting can accentuate felt recoil.

PS: 2Apr14;  Poor gun mounting almost ALWAYS CAUSES HIGH SHOTS.
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2014, 10:53:39 am »

The feather lites have arrived.  Shotguns are at Johnny Meadows.
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2014, 05:00:22 pm »

The feather lites have arrived.  Shotguns are at Johnny Meadows.

Are they being worked on by Johnny Meadows? What work does he do to it?
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2014, 09:06:09 pm »

On my Rossi, Polish chambers, lightning and polishing internal surfaces and springs, stay open feature and bevel chambers, put on a taller front sight.

The same for my wifes Norinco plus lighten up the external hammers.

Then cutting the stock to fit and add a Kickezz pad. for both.
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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2014, 06:51:05 pm »

Good Job!

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« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2014, 07:52:51 pm »

Just got the shotguns back from Johnny Meadows.  He did a great job.  Recoil is minimal.  Wife is ordering one of those undershirt ones for extra cushion.  Today was her first time ever shooting.  She put through 16 rounds without to much complaint.

First match is approaching.
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« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2014, 02:58:17 am »

What is this recoil you speak of?
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« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2014, 09:15:38 pm »

The force applied to your wife's shoulder that caused large bruises and then she knocks you down.
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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2016, 05:24:15 pm »

16 gauge?  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2016, 11:01:14 am »

50 grains of 1F and 1 ounce of shot with a good recoil pad (Stoger Supreme) is a pleasure to pull the trigger on.
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« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2016, 09:36:58 am »

I have bad a shoulder and this is my solution. Try 3/4 oz of #9 shot over bushing# 381 of Clay Dot or Red Dot, use a CB0125 pink wad. Works fine on our clubs sg knockdown targets. A lace on pad helps.
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« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2016, 05:03:35 pm »

Well, I have an accidental discovery.  I found 1 Oz of shot, 1 Oz of 2F APP, A 10GA Plastic wad and over shot card in an All Brass 12Ga
hull results in almost ZERO recoil in a TTN Hammer Double.

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« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2016, 07:21:44 pm »

I have shot my shotgun from the hip for over 16 years now, just for the fun of it.  Shooting from the hip with the stock held between the arm and side reduces recoil a lot.

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« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2016, 07:41:30 pm »

Well, I have an accidental discovery.  I found 1 Oz of shot, 1 Oz of 2F APP, A 10GA Plastic wad and over shot card in an All Brass 12Ga
hull results in almost ZERO recoil in a TTN Hammer Double.

Coffinmaker

Coffinmaker, I know what you intended to say, that you are using a square load, but think about what you typed: one OUNCE of APP?  I don't think you can fit 437 grains of APP powder in a 12ga shell   Grin
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« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2016, 09:50:45 pm »

Abilene,

Oh ........ Bother.  Correct.  It's a "square" load.  I use an adjustable Lee Dipper.  It's starting amount is marked "1 Oz" and I think
that is for SHOT.  I use it to dip the same VOLUME of APP.  I think it's somewhere around 50Gr of APP.  I don't know why, but I
never actually bother to measure the actual weight of my BP or Sub loads.  Just stuff in the correct Volume and set er off  Grin

Coffinmaker

OK, OK, I'll go down to the shop tomorrow and actually weigh the charge of APP.  Not that I'll bother to remember it.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2016, 02:07:37 pm »

Abilene,

OK.  I did it.  Went and actually looked.  What I'm using is a Lee "Shot" dipper.  Appears it starts at 7/8 Oz and goes up in 1/8 Oz increments.  So;
I'm loading either 7/8 Oz shot or 1 Oz shot, depending on what I'm doing that day to fiddle the load.  Right now I have hulls loaded at
both weights.
I use the same dipper for the APP.  So I weighted the charge.  Where I start, the load is right at 50Gr APP 2F.  I also have a batch loaded
right at 65Gr APP 2f.  For ALL the batches I'm working on, I put the OPC pack in the stack.

Film at 11 (after weekend match).

Coffinmaker

So far, didly and squat for recoil.
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« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2016, 07:59:52 pm »

drill a big hole under the butt plate and pour in a hat full of lead shot.
It makes the gun a bit butt heavy but will dampen recoil.
Or use the  feather lite loads, or start shooting a 28 gauge.
Or Cowboy Up and take the licking
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