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factory shells, which has the softest recoil?

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  1. chiefjon

    chiefjon Active Member

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    Which 1 1/8 oz. factory load would you recommend as having the softest recoil. I am guessing a paper with less than 3dr. load?

    JON
     
  2. Cherokee Kid

    Cherokee Kid TS Member

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    The ones with bad primers.
     
  3. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    Estates-------they're slower than spec's

    John C. Saubak
     
  4. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    The 2 3/4 dram Kemen has as little recoil as any factory standard load I have shot. With that said, I seldom shoot factory fodder.
     
  5. waverider

    waverider Well-Known Member

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    Steel shot: Federal Top Gun Target Subsonic loads.

    Lead shot: Federal Gold Medal Extra Lite; if you believe that paper hulls means less perceived recoil the the paper version.

    Jason
     
  6. tulsey

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    For a 1 1/8 load as you questioned, I think this one would be about as soft as you could get, Remington STS12LR 12 Premier® STS® Low Recoil 2 3/4" 2 1/2 1100 1 1/8 7½, 8, 9 They are going slower than the usual 2 3/4 dram so they are rated 2 1/2 dram....Less speed, less kick.. If you wanted even less kick and you could live with less shot, the Winchester AA featherlight or the 7/8 ounce Remington managed recoil might be something to consider.
     
  7. phirel

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    tulsey has the correct approach to this question. The force applied to the gun by the shell (recoil) is a function of the weight and speed of the shot, wad, and powder gases. Many believe that a paper base in the hull will decrease recoil because of the compression of the paper. If this were significant, reloading hulls with paper bases, such as Federal Paper hulls, would be a problem. Each time the shell is fired, the case capacity would increase and the crimp would become indented.

    Pat Ireland
     
  8. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    Federal Extra-Lite papers, without a doubt.
     
  9. Hitapair

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    Its a matter of perception. What I think is soft recoil you may think kicks like a mule. For 3dr 1 1/8 I shoot fed papers but the Red AA 3dr feels just as soft if not softer to me.
     
  10. Tatanka Donk

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    I've shot them all....Kemen.. by far. Don
     
  11. oletymer

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    Finally, an opinion on the best waffle design in a wad. This could overtake what size shot is best.
     
  12. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    The softest factory 1-1/8 load will be the lowest velocity that you can find. Your guns weight and a stock that fits you is also in the mix of perceived recoil. The heavier the gun you can handle, the less perceived felt recoil. I think over time, recoil is accumulative and most would be ahead of the curve if they started out with a heavier gun. (For trapshooting) JMHO Hap
     
  13. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    I admit to using the cheapie shells 1 1/8 oz and 1145 ft/sec for Singles and Doubles. My opinion is that Gun Clubs recoil less than Estates or Super Targets and also do Not smoke the target as well as either of the other brands listed. I have had two misfires in 2 different guns and both were factory Gun Clubs and the shells would not fire in anyone's gun.
     
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