Knoxx SpecOps not for 590DA ... Why?


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Wild Deuce
November 13, 2007, 08:24 PM
I almost made it to the register with my SpecOps Stock but I read the warning on the back:

The Knoxx SpecOps Stock is NOT compatible with the Mossberg 590 DA. Use of the SpecOps Stock with the Mossberg 590 DA will cause product failure and possible injury.

I love my 590DA but almost anything I want to get for it isn't compatible ... this stock, Surefire forend, etc. I'm surprised the ammo is compatible. I feel like I bought a Beta recorder ... again. I was wondering what it is about the operation of the SpecOps that would cause product failure?

Does anyone know of a recoil reduction device out there that will fit my Mossy 590DA? Does anyone have one (recoil reduction on their 590DA ... not the gun)? I tried the search feature here but nothing useful came up. I have a few feelers (emails) out but have yet to hear back from anyone.

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Fred Fuller
November 13, 2007, 10:22 PM
Good for you for reading the instructions.

The Knoxx stock's design allows part of the receiver to recoil into the stock as the mechanism to absorb recoil- sort of like a shock absorber. Could be something to do with the size/shape of the trigger guard on the DA 590 perhaps?

lpl/nc

Wild Deuce
November 14, 2007, 12:19 AM
I was tempted ever so briefly to buy it and try it anyway. It's amazing that at my age the thought even crossed my mind. I guess it's human nature.

It seemed like a perfect solution for me. My 13 year old son used this gun in competition over the weekend. I tried really hard to discourage him but he insisted on using the shotgun. I knew before the match that the length of pull was a little too much for him but he demonstrated that he could operate and handle the gun safely so I conceded. He had surprised me (as well as all present) previously with his abilities at handling a 1911 in competition using factory loads.

However, after the first stage of fire I could tell the gun was going to be handful for the rest of the match. The next day he had a wicked looking bruise on his arm. He admitted that a few times he failed to set the stock properly into his shoulder and instead caught his bicep for a few rounds. By the way, he fired 52 rounds through the shotgun and 112 rounds of .45 ACP through my Kimber.

Anyway, I thought the SpecOps Stock would solve the length of pull and recoil management issues at the same time. My son admitted that perhaps a youth model semi auto shotgun chambered in 20 gauge ... with reduced recoil loads would have been a better gun. Before I go shopping for a new shotgun, I want to identify any potential recoil management solutions for this gun. That is, if there are any out there to be found.

Fred Fuller
November 14, 2007, 08:26 AM
Mossberg makes stocks with shorter lengths of pull- you might try one of those. Good fit is critical, but a 'too short' stock is easier to handle than one that is too long. Mechanical recoil reduction is seldom really needed by those who use good form and manageable loads.

lpl/nc

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