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Knoxx SpecOps not for 590DA ... Why?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Wild Deuce, Nov 13, 2007.

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  1. Wild Deuce

    Wild Deuce Member

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    I almost made it to the register with my SpecOps Stock but I read the warning on the back:

    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.
     
  2. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

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    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
     
  3. Wild Deuce

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    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.
     
  4. Fred Fuller

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    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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