Best shotgun recoil reducer?

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    Best shotgun recoil reducer?

    Perused the various old threads on this. I would have posted on one of them, but they're all closed.

    Have a Mossberg 590A1 18.5"bbl, Speedfeed stock. Shot ten rounds of 2 3/4, 00 buck last weekend and my shoulder hurt for days. (yeah, I'm a wuss)

    I'd like to keep the Speedfeed if possible. Thought about getting a side saddle, but the gun is heavy enough that I don't want to add even more weight to the receiver.
    Anyone use the Limbsaver pads? Do they work?

    If there are no good options this way, then what do y'all think of the Blackhawk Compstock? Don't want a pistol grip, so the Spec Ops is out. Thanks all.
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    I love my Knoxx Spec Ops..But good luck finding them..I just bit the bullet and bought my 870 from Buds with it already installed from Remington instead of trying to find the stock and have to install it on my own

    I know you dont like pistol grip but its all i have experience with

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    some chokes have muzzle brakes that reduce recoil -somewhat-

    try a weekend of trap shooting, after 8 or 9 rounds you'll get use to the recoil ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonehead View Post
    Have a Mossberg 590A1 18.5"bbl,
    Anyone use the Limbsaver pads? Do they work?
    Just bought one myself and wanted to ask the same question.

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    Proper technique goes a lot farther in reducing recoil than any gimmick.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Best shotgun recoil reducer?

    Reduced recoil loads.....and what was stated above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Proper technique goes a lot farther in reducing recoil than any gimmick.
    Please elaborate for us shotgun noobs. Stock firmly along the border of the deltoid and pec, knees slightly bent and leaning forward to absorb some of the recoil. What else should I do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    Best shotgun recoil reducer?

    Reduced recoil loads.....and what was stated above.
    Should have prefaced that I shot 5 of the Remmy reduced recoil loads before the other 10 shells. A noticible difference, but still hurt.
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    These are nice, but about $1 a pop. I keep them loaded in my 870 though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Proper technique goes a lot farther in reducing recoil than any gimmick.
    True. But lets have a little something while we're refining that technique. Not all of us are experts right now and would like to keep our shoulders intact for the time being...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    These are nice, but about $1 a pop. I keep them loaded in my 870 though.
    $1? Sheesh. Although I don't hear much about people 'practicing' with their shotguns, I plan on taking it to the range at least once a month with loads I intend on keeping in the gun. So, I'll need something I can manage recoil-wise and won't break the bank.
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    I like to shoot from the hip now and then. They taught me to do that in the Marines. Well......it does save on the shoulder, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it as proper technique.
    On the other hand, I do practice with my shotgun once in a while...shoot the heaviest loads possible one day (slugs), then go back the next day while my shoulder is still numb.

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    I've read on other gun forums that I trust that 00 buck is serious overkill for home defense in the first place. It might be worth considering going down several notches in power; you'll reduce recoil without really hurting your ability to turn a bad guy into a colander.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonehead View Post
    Perused the various old threads on this. I would have posted on one of them, but they're all closed.

    Have a Mossberg 590A1 18.5"bbl, Speedfeed stock. Shot ten rounds of 2 3/4, 00 buck last weekend and my shoulder hurt for days. (yeah, I'm a wuss)

    I'd like to keep the Speedfeed if possible. Thought about getting a side saddle, but the gun is heavy enough that I don't want to add even more weight to the receiver.
    Anyone use the Limbsaver pads? Do they work?

    If there are no good options this way, then what do y'all think of the Blackhawk Compstock? Don't want a pistol grip, so the Spec Ops is out. Thanks all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Proper technique goes a lot farther in reducing recoil than any gimmick.
    +1

    When I first started shooting my AK47 or Mossberg 500, my shoulder would hurt and it would get bruised even with the AK47. I was mouting the stock wrong.

    Now, it doesn't hurt at all and leaves no mark on my shoulder. I haven't changed the stocks.

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    [QUOTE=bonehead;1160354]Please elaborate for us shotgun noobs. Stock firmly along the border of the deltoid and pec, knees slightly bent and leaning forward to absorb some of the recoil. What else should I do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaineRussian View Post
    True. But lets have a little something while we're refining that technique. Not all of us are experts right now and would like to keep our shoulders intact for the time being...

    OK, Bonehead mentioned most of it, but whats missing is mounting the stock at the proper height. To low and your going to get the smack, and to high and its going to redden your check.
    You have to mount the gun so the bore axis is pushing straightback into your shoulder. As the gun recoils, you should only get a slight lift upward of the muzzle and your body weight does the rest to conteract the energy.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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