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Perceived recoil in target guns?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by mike cross, Jan 7, 2010.

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  1. mike cross

    mike cross TS Member

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    I shoot a FABARMS Sporting Clays O/U and find my felt recoil is signicantly lower than my Belgium Browning Broadway. Some folks say they have guns which kick less than others, I thought it might be a function of changes in newer designs but I recently tried a B. Rizzini Veritex which I was considering buying but I encountered significant face splap with that gun. I am looking to replace the Fabarms as the guns are no longer imported into the United States. What do you guys think?

    You will find this question on muliple websites, I just wanted to cover the waterfront.
     
  2. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    The guns weight mixed with how the stock/pitch and length works for you makes more difference in felt recoil than the make of shotgun.

    Hap
     
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    Except for automatics which have considerable less felt recoil, Hap has hit the nail on the head. Post-2
     
  4. Alamo

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    I have a 1967 Belgian Browning Broadway that I bought a year ago. Shot a round of doubles and promptly bruised my shoulder. Changed pitch two days later and bruise went away even though I continued to shoot it. Enjoy the gun and do not have any plans to get rid of it. Amazing what a very small change in pitch can do for a shooter.

    Larry Hancock
     
  5. mixer

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    Amazing responses about Browning Broadways on this and other threads where a hard kicking gun is mentioned. I have a Broadway that I bought in 1970 that I have shot continously since then. No bruising, recoil issues, snot kicking or any of the other problems attributed to the gun. Could be because I have a stock that fits me.

    Eric
     
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