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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-04-2010, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Light recoil 20 gauge slug

I'm looking for a light recoiling 20 ga. slug (rifled or sabot) to be used by my 12 yr old daughter. Any suggestions?. We have a .410 that she can handle without any complaints, but I'm a little concerned about its power. I'd like to have something a bit heavier, but not knock the daylights out of her.
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Re: Light recoil 20 gauge slug

Federal makes a 20 ga. low recoil slug, it is called "true ball" slugs.




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Re: Light recoil 20 gauge slug

also, look into a mercury recoil reducer. it will take the sting out of full 20ga slug loads. keeps energy up down range, and makes the gun a bit easier to handle.

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Re: Light recoil 20 gauge slug

My daughter shot her first deer in Ohio 2 years ago with Remington Managed Recoil 20 gauge shells, they do make a difference with recoil. That was out of a Mossberg pump youth shotgun.

Later she said " that gun doesn't kick in the woods dad"

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Re: Light recoil 20 gauge slug

A .410 would be questionable in fact it is illegal for deer hunting in Delaware.....
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Re: Light recoil 20 gauge slug

410 great squirrel gun, but tooo small for deer.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-10-2010, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Light recoil 20 gauge slug

I ended up with some Remington "Managed Recoil" Buckhammer 7/8oz. rifled slugs. 1275fps at the muzzle. All the other rifled loads were showing 1500-1900fps. I set her 870 up with a Sims Vibration Labs recoil pad, Cheek-eez cheek pad, a saddle mount and a Truglo red dot. Hopefully the combination will work.

I looked at the mercury recoil reducer and that may be an option if she has problems. We'll shoot it this week and find out.

Thanks for the info.
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Re: Light recoil 20 gauge slug

Sounds like you've done a great job setting up that gun....

I'd forget about a mercury reducer....it adds weight in the buttstock, throwing off the gun's balance and doesn't do squat to reduce recoil, at least in the trap guns I've shot with it installed....it also (or used to from my experience years ago) creates movement that can be felt as it compresses under recoil....

If that barrel has a forcing cone, removing it would help...

Keep in mind that a properly fitted stock is the best recoil reducer there is....
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