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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-08-2019, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Wife Wants a 12G

My wife has a 20 gauge and would like to get a 12 gauge. Her 20 is a compact model because it fits her better. Shooting clays this weekend she tried my Benelli M1, and besides the LOP being too long, she did not like the kick at all. So I’m looking at gassers and I’ve been doing some reading and it looks like the Remington V3 is supposed to be the softest shooter and the Beretta A300 is supposed to be fairly soft as well and has an adjustable LOP. Any input about these and any other models I should consider would be appreciated. Also, let me know if anyone knows of any place that offers demo guns. I know some of the clays courses have loaners, but they don’t list the make or models, so I will give them a call.
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If she didn't like the recoil from the M1 she is probably not going to like the recoil from any 12.

A better option may be trying a lite 1 ounce target load in the M1.
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I bought my 13 yo son a compact Franchi affinity in 20gs and 12 ga.They're very light guns so I had a guy fit a kick eez pad on both guns. They're light,recoil operated semis but with a good pad,he doesn't complain.He actually shoots nothing but 3" mags out of the 20ga when hunting.
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I bought my 13 yo son a compact Franchi affinity in 20gs and 12 ga.They're very light guns so I had a guy fit a kick eez pad on both guns. They're light,recoil operated semis but with a good pad,he doesn't complain.He actually shoots nothing but 3" mags out of the 20ga when hunting.
Thanks, for the input. She has a Stoeger 20ga, which is similar to the Affinity that she likes a lot. I’m partial to inertia guns, but they do have the reputation of kicking more than gas guns. I had heard that recoil pads can affect inertia guns cycling, has your son had any issues?

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The incorrect LOP probably had something to do with the felt recoil as well. For a clays gun I would vote Beretta.
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Thanks, for the input. She has a Stoeger 20ga, which is similar to the Affinity that she likes a lot. Iím partial to inertia guns, but they do have the reputation of kicking more than gas guns. I had heard that recoil pads can affect inertia guns cycling, has your son had any issues?
Nope
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Put a good recoil pad like a Sims Limbsaver on a gas gun like a Beretta 391 and they're soft shooting for a 12 ga. The Limbsaver makes a noticeable difference on any gun.

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Put a good recoil pad like a Sims Limbsaver on a gas gun like a Beretta 391 and they're soft shooting for a 12 ga. The Limbsaver makes a noticeable difference on any gun.
Thanks, will definitely be putting a LimbSaver and cheek pad on it for her.
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Thanks, for the input. She has a Stoeger 20ga, which is similar to the Affinity that she likes a lot. I’m partial to inertia guns, but they do have the reputation of kicking more than gas guns. I had heard that recoil pads can affect inertia guns cycling, has your son had any issues?
Nope
Well that puts the M3000 back in play then. Great gun duck for hunting and dragging through the mud.
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