Why a Coach Gun you may ask? Well there are various reasons for that. I am from Austria and here in my Country the laws are bit weird. Pump Action shotguns have been outlawed since the 90s, so the most economical way of getting Magazine feed shotgun is not an Option for me. Getting a semi Auto shotgun on the other Hand would be possible though. But they cost too much for me at the Moment and it requires lots of paperwork to do so. As we live in pandemic times it would be hard to get all the paper work done anyway. So I decided to get a Baikal. I could either get in 12/70 or 20/70. Concerning the effectiveness the 12/70 would be better in Theory but the 20/70 would also be more than enough to get the Job done. My Research on the i net confirmed my guess. I am more wondering About the recoil. I never owned a 12 gauge shotgun, just tried out the benelli m4 owned by Shooting cub at range and the recoil was manageable. But of Course a Semi Auto gun cannot be compared with a single shotgun. I own in fact already a single shot shotgun in 28 gauge. And the recoil was quite stiff. Not unbearable by any means but quite stiff. I wonder now if the small 28 gauge kicks that much already how much worse could be the recoil of a 12 gauge. The Baikal is heavier than my 28 shotgun so Maybe the extra weigh will absorb the recoil a bit more but sure about that. Do you guys here have any experience with Coach gun in 12/70 or 20/70 and would you recommend one model over the other or do you think recoil vice the 12/70 is completely fine and good to handle? Would be pleased Hearing some opinions. Thanks for the help in Advance.