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softest recoil auto 12? #5298098 09/10/14 04:47 AM
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Im looking for an auto 12 that's nice and easy to shoot. Mostly for dove and maybe some ducks. A buddy let me shoot his new Browning Silver Pigeon last weekend and I was impressed with its light weight and super soft recoil. It was a great feeling gun but a little more than I want to spend. I would like some suggestions at a few different price points. Thanks

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Re: softest recoil auto 12? [Re: chaseh2003] #5298126 09/10/14 05:36 AM
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Beretta semi autos

Re: softest recoil auto 12? [Re: chaseh2003] #5298206 09/10/14 11:48 AM
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Be sure you shoot the one you have in mind with duck loads. There is a big difference in felt recoil from dove loads to duck loads in anything you shoot. Any gas operated auto will be softer than an over under or pump gun.


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Check out stoeger m3000 or m3500 (3.5 inch version). They are about 700 bucks

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Re: softest recoil auto 12? [Re: chaseh2003] #5298261 09/10/14 12:26 PM
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Beretta A400 with Kick Off option


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Re: softest recoil auto 12? [Re: chaseh2003] #5298453 09/10/14 02:29 PM
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None of them are "soft" shooting 3" #2-4s


Re: softest recoil auto 12? [Re: chaseh2003] #5298486 09/10/14 02:42 PM
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Gettcha one of these...

NO recoil.

http://precisionfitstocks.com/




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Re: softest recoil auto 12? [Re: TurkeyHunter] #5299005 09/10/14 06:42 PM
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Beretta A400 with Kick Off option

Re: softest recoil auto 12? [Re: reeltexan] #5299027 09/10/14 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted By: reeltexan

Gettcha one of these...

NO recoil.

http://precisionfitstocks.com/

$1295!!! eek2

I have a Weatherby SA-08 12ga, and it is pretty mild IMO. I've shot it with light dove loads (1 1/8 oz) and heavy #4 and 6, and even though it's a light gun it didn't beat me up. Affordable, too. I think you can find it cheaper but Cabelas has the Deluxe (wood) for $650. I bought mine at Academy when they carried them, think I paid $549 at the time.

Best thing to do is go shoot some and see what you think.


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Another vote for Beretta A400 with Kick off.

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A400 kick off I have a lot of shotguns the nothing else is even close


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Gettcha one of these...

NO recoil.

http://precisionfitstocks.com/

$1295!!! eek2

I have a Weatherby SA-08 12ga, and it is pretty mild IMO. I've shot it with light dove loads (1 1/8 oz) and heavy #4 and 6, and even though it's a light gun it didn't beat me up. Affordable, too. I think you can find it cheaper but Cabelas has the Deluxe (wood) for $650. I bought mine at Academy when they carried them, think I paid $549 at the time.

Best thing to do is go shoot some and see what you think.


Worth every penny though. I shot a gun one time with that on it. I didn't feel anything.

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Shot 2 and 3/4 dove loads and then went through 3 3.5" #2s...yeah, I'll agree with the guys on this one...I forgot how much difference there is!


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Re: softest recoil auto 12? [Re: chaseh2003] #5299701 09/11/14 12:23 AM
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One more for the A400 w/kick off, try running some 3.5" hypersonics through one. It will still get your attention but its not trying to kill you right there in the field.

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I own a Benelli SBE2, M2, Vinci, Beretta 400, Franchi Intensity, Winchester SX3, and Remington Versamax (Browning Maxus and new A5 are on order). The Versamax is hands down easiest recoil shooting 3" #2 and 3.5" BB. If they would make a Benelli M4 in a waterfowl gun with the comfort tech stock, it would certainly beat out the Versamax (since they both us the same twin gas port auto system).

I have a couple Over/Unders too....I wouldn't recommend one of those for duck hunting. They about take your shoulder off with each shot!

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Beretta A400 with Kick Off option


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I own a Benelli SBE2, M2, Vinci, Beretta 400, Franchi Intensity, Winchester SX3, and Remington Versamax (Browning Maxus and new A5 are on order). The Versamax is hands down easiest recoil shooting 3" #2 and 3.5" BB. If they would make a Benelli M4 in a waterfowl gun with the comfort tech stock, it would certainly beat out the Versamax (since they both us the same twin gas port auto system).

I have a couple Over/Unders too....I wouldn't recommend one of those for duck hunting. They about take your shoulder off with each shot!



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Browning doesn't make the silver pigeon

browning silver hunter, or beretta silver pigeon?

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Gettcha one of these...

NO recoil.

http://precisionfitstocks.com/

$1295!!! eek2



Yeah, I know. But here's the deal. It's NO Recoil.
I know some, uh, mature gentlemen with shoulder and neck problems who couldn't shoot at all before this unit was available.
I don't need one myself (yet), but if I had to have it to shoot, I'd get one.




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