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Unread 03-02-2014, 03:58 PM
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Softest recoiling 20 gauge

I am in the market for a new shotgun.
I have a Benelli SBE 12 ga at present, and my neck gets soar after shooting flyers all day when training retrievers. Shoot 50-100 shells in a session.
I want to switch to a 20 ga.
Not sure if a Benelli in 20ga is what I need or if there is another autuloader with less recoil I should be looking into.
Feedback please.
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    Unread 03-02-2014, 05:46 PM
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    Re: Softest recoiling 20 gauge

    Anyone?
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    Unread 03-02-2014, 05:51 PM
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    Re: Softest recoiling 20 gauge

    I'll put my .02 worth in.

    I am not 100% sure that recoil is causing your neck problem. Seems to me that the recoil would be more localized in your shoulder.

    Now, the repetition of shooting and the movement of your head into position may be the cause.

    If your sure it is the recoil, I am not the guy to answer that. Other than I know when I shoot my 20ga, I am not as sore as when I shoot the 12ga multiple times. But, you know that.
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    Unread 03-02-2014, 06:22 PM
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    Re: Softest recoiling 20 gauge

    Have a lot of arthritis in my neck from past injuries.
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    Unread 03-03-2014, 06:06 AM
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    Re: Softest recoiling 20 gauge

    I have the M 2 and love it, it is the softest shooting shotgun I have ever owned.
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    Re: Softest recoiling 20 gauge

    Ive shot both 20 and 12 gauge shotguns and i havent noticed a difference between recoil. Both kick to the same to me. Ive shot a couple of 20 gauges that have kicked more than a normal 12. My dads benelli M2 12 gauge is the lightest recoiling shot gun ive ever used. I can shot it one handed all day long. I shoot 3in shells out of it and it feels like bird shot out of a normal pump shot gun. All the 20 gauges ive shot have never kicked that light. Just my .02
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    Unread 03-04-2014, 08:19 PM
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    Re: Softest recoiling 20 gauge

    Get a gel cheek pad, Beretta makes a good one, send it to Briley to lengthen forcing cones and possibly port it. More important what loads are you shooting? Move to 1 ounce loads standard velocity, that should be your start. There is a big difference in shells, and 1 ounce should kill pigeons fine. I shoot up to 500 rounds a day in practice through a double without issue.
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