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Semi shottie with a soft recoil

#2
They all have a soft recoil if they fit you, most 12 bore shotguns only knock out around 1500-2000 joules, although slugs can be double that. If you are unsure of what is meant by gun fit, then get some expertise alongside you before hitting a gunshop full of obsequious salesmen. It also helps if you don't buy the lightest gun available.
 
#6
Any recommendations? Second hand Sec 2 is fine, my local plod can be a bit arsy about Sec 1's.
semi will (unless I'm mistaken, in which case it will be swiftly pointed out) by design be 'soft' because the recocking absorbs a lot of the energy (and they tend to be heavier as well, so soak it up).

I have a Browning, which does the job very well. Can't remember which model, but £700 new.
 
#9
It depends on what's going out the front to be honest, 28g which is about the lightest load that will function in a semi is very soft, if you chuck 46g out it will be harder.
 
#10
Depends on what's going on inside. The gas guns tend to be milder, the original benellis somewhat livelier. Never shot a proper recoil actuated one, but I imagine they're livelier again.
 
#15
Be a Man not a Mincing Jarrod about recoil?
I must admit about the only people I knew who had problems with recoil were the twits who tried to hold the butt away from the shoulder, result, WHAM, a nice bruise, so yes agreed, "be a man and pull the butt FIRMLY into the shoulder"!!!!
Or if your Sgt is a funny **** and takes a young thruster for a few rounds of skeet using heavy load.

After 5 boxes of carts, the bruising was impressive to say the least.
 
#16
I shoot class with a Beretta Teknys Gold 12g semi, recoil is piss all with a 28g load, and not a whole lot worse when shooting 50g BB at black and white foxes..... Firmly in the shoulder works wonders.
Shoot clays I meant, not class, safest thing on a clay shoot is the clay I'm shooting at!
 

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