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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-29-2013, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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looking for a shotgun that produces less recoil than a typical shotgun. I've heard Bellini makes good guns that recoil less than some other brands, anyone have any makes and models that have less recoil?

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Re: shotgun

The good old Remington 1100/1187 is a soft recoiling gas operated semi. My friend has a Beretta A390 that he likes a lot. If your looking for soft stay away from inertia systems.
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Re: shotgun

Beretta is a gas operated gun which will reduce felt recoil
Probably softer than a inertia driven gun.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-29-2013, 11:43 PM
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Re: shotgun

If you meant benelli, they have the reputation for more recoil due to their inertia system. Although I don't think there's much difference. First if we're talking 12 gauges, the browning maxus and winchester SX3 and beretta A400 are all considered to be generally soft shooters. You could go with their 20 gauge versions, except for the maxus that only comes in 12, for even less recoil.Depends on what you're planning to use it for. A little more info and you'll get better responses. Of the ones mentioned the SX3 is the cheapest in price and uses the same system as the maxus(and browning gold/silver) and a good gun for the $. A benelli or beretta in their top line autos (like the A400) command some top coin these days.
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Re: shotgun

I have a Benelli SBE and a Super Sport with the comfort tech stock. I have never noticed a difference in recoil between them and other shotguns I shoot. The gun's weight and the loads used are more of a factor in controlling recoil.

It you want low recoil you would be better off using ammo that generates less recoil.

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Re: shotgun

maxus has the softest recoil and my sbe has alot i like my maxus better
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Re: shotgun

I'm an SX3 guy. I found the recoil pad and the action lead to a soft shooting gun.
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Re: shotgun

The heavier the gun, the less the felt recoil.

I have a Benelli SBE II, the inertia recoil system seems to produce a different feel with the recoil compared to a pump or gas operated system. The recoil of the inertia system is claimed to be less because it takes the recoil force and spreads it over a longer period of time ( the bolt moving rearward ). Physics says it reduces the recoil, but it all happens so fast, your shoulder really can't tell the difference.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-01-2013, 05:18 PM
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Re: shotgun

Are you talking pump or autoloader?

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