Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by jmuv, Jun 9, 2022.
Are there any other left hand 20 gauge guns I should be looking at before I buy?
Go heavy 12 ga.. Adjust 12 ga load to 20 ga levels.
Barrel porting, great recoil pads, all help to reduce felt recoil.
I get that it can suck, but once and a while it helps. Was in a gun shop a few months ago and came across a very nice bolt rifle for an amazing price....hay can I see that, are you a leftie....oh shoot I did not even notice that.....yea we have had to mark it down 3 times already as it will just not move....called my buddy and he came out and bought the rifle for under the hang tag price....he got an amazing deal.
Me also. Have always used right hand guns, with only 1 issue. The ejected shell may block the line of sight to a skeet double, at times.
Never got hit in the face by an ejected shell. Have shot many different brands.
Your BPS is already one of the heavier guns. Limit yourself to 2 3/4" steel shot loads and you should be better off. The primary advantage of a 20 over a 12 isn't recoil reduction, but a lighter gun to carry in the field.
Combine it with the Kick Off recoil reduction system and it is a very soft shooting gun.
There are some 20 ga shotguns built on 12 ga receivers. They are probably very hard to find nowadays and most likely do not come in LH. Those would be the only recoil advantage to going to a 20.
In my experience, true, gas has less felt recoil then the Browning A5 12 ga i shot.
Remington 11/87 , 1100 & an old Winchester gas gun, is what i compared recoil too.
I now use this to soak up some recoil. What ever it takes to keep shooting.
I agree with all of this except I don’t believe porting does any tangible good. In addition it increases muzzle blast, the effect of which would be compounded in a blind. I’ve had three shoulder surgeries and am recoil sensitive so I tend to use heavy gas guns. IMO a heavy gas semi 12 shooting lighter loads is the way to go. Slower velocity shells mitigate recoil as much as lighter loads but with steel shot high velocity is needed.
Beretta and TriStar sell left handed gas semi autos off the top of my head. There are also hydraulic recoil reducers which can get pricy.
If so, the OP can load that 2-3/4" 12ga down to 20ga range in a heartbeat
... for a fraction of the cost of a new shotgun.
(currently shooting skeet using 3/4oz in my 12ga Beretta O/U -- very pleasant.)
... and yes, primers and powders are now coming back on-line
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