Re: slug gun recoil
Friend of mine just bought a 20 gauge mossberg 500 combo last year. I have the same gun, but in 12 gauge. I wish I would have bought the 20.
We did a lot of load testing with his this year, and after firing about 15 boxes of different ammo away I will say it is about like my 270. Maybe a bit less. We shot all 2 3/4" out of it. In his case the faster the slug the worse it shot. Didn't matter the brand. There was no point in trying 3" shells in it. The best grouping we got was from the winchester super X sabots. We got all 5 rounds touching at 50 yards. Those shot somewhere around 1500 fps. The recol was also very light, and it only shot about an inch low at 100 yards. Winchester supremes shot really good at 1700 fps, but not quite as good as the super X. The supreme golds at 1900 fps were starting to throw patterns. The recoil was also starting to get a lot harder. We tried several other brands of ammo, but he settled on the super X as they shot great, and were dirt cheap.
My 12 gauge however.......Likejun1or said above, you will never notice the kick when there is a big buck in front of you. That's the only time. The recoil of my gun is severe at the bench. I honestly just don't like shooting it, and I love to shoot. My buddy with the 20 gauge shot mine while we were out, and he said he would never shoot it again. I can tolerate about 10 rounds before it had to go away.
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