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why yes, a 6lb 12ga with a hard plastic buttplate kicks a bit, why do you ask?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by pauli, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. pauli

    pauli Senior Member

    Mar 17, 2004
    herndon, va, usa
    finally got my nef to the range, along with a box of basic winchester slugs (one ounce of lead at a nominal 1600fps). i fired it once, popped it open, and set it down. it feels like someone ran up and punched me in the shoulder. HARD. one might suspect that i didn't have it mounted quite perfectly.

    man was that fun, though :D

    of course my friends who were with me, being larger and stupider than i am, each fired it repeatedly. one of them even lit off one of the magnum rounds i'd thoughtfully brought along as well. good safe painful fun!

    i think a recoil pad might be in order, should i ever find a reason to repeat this endeavor. it really felt completely different than the same ammo through a basic wingmaster with a 24" or so barrel.

    i'd say live and learn, but really, i knew all this in advance. just had to do it anyway... :D

    now i need a 10ga.
  2. mr.trooper

    mr.trooper Senior Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Heck yea! Just think...they make a 10 guage with a synthetic stock. Just think what a Federal 3 1/2" slug would feel like.
  3. Deer Hunter

    Deer Hunter Senior Member

    Dec 26, 2005
    I know how that feels. I had my 20" barreled stoeger coach gun out for the first time with that palstic buttplate. Even shooting number 4 three inch magnums it still kicked me all over the place. So I ordered a Shooter's Friend from Cabelas, and that has helped incredibly. Those slugs arn't what really kick, try some buckshot.
  4. Rpriestlyjr

    Rpriestlyjr Member

    Dec 26, 2005
    The NEF/H&R single shots always kicked like a mule. light weight and a very low comb used to bring bruises to my shoulder and tears to my eyes as a kid shooting clay pigeons with a 20 ga. with a recoil pad.
    But the 10 ga. is so heavy that I don't think it kicks like that 20 ga. The barrel is so thick. More of a big 'whump' in the shoulder compared to a sharp belt.
    Just be ready for it.
  5. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

    Dec 20, 2002
    If you had asked me I coulda told ya....

    Check the Archives for stuff on light loads.

    These singles are great for toting, appeal to the kids in all of us and are quite reliable. They kick like blazes.

    Definitely a candidate for a slip on or fitted pad.
  6. foghornl

    foghornl Senior Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Some guys are just gluttons for punishment.

    Come over some time...I'll take all the extra weight [de-hulled 1-oz slugs] outta the stock of my "Homeland Security" Maverick, and let ya blast all the 3" Mag #4 Buckshot you can stand. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

    I'm good for about 1 magazine of those fired without the extra weight...and I've shot the Maverick for almost 16 years.

    :banghead: :cuss:
  7. Carl N. Brown

    Carl N. Brown Senior Member

    May 10, 2005
    Kingsport Tennessee
    I have a Savage 94 with a Tennite stock that feels like five pounds.
    I have a Mossberg with scope, etc, about 9.5 pounds.
    The Mossberg feels like it has a third the recoil of the Savage.
    (I shoot nothing but light skeet loads in the Savage).

    Velocity of recoil is in direct porportion to difference in weight
    between projectile and gun, but kinetic energy is the square
    of velocity. Firing slugs in in a five pound shotgun versus a
    ten pound shotgun should give about 2*2= 4 times the recoil.

    Sitting at a bench, that recoil goes directly into your shoulder.
    Offhand, with proper weld of buttstock to shoulder, you are
    adding your upper body weight to the weight of the gun, and
    recoil offhand is not as punishing as recoil at the bench.

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