I noticed after shooting a 300 bird event yesterday that my shoulders were sore. Not from the recoil, but from holding the shotgun. It is possible to hold a shotgun to tight against your shoulder? I’m not in super great shape, but I’m pretty young 43 and work out on the regular. Also I have been shooting regularly all summer. I shot a friends gun with a gracoil and when I would mount the gun I would be compressing the springs at least a half inch. He said he barely compress’s it.