Yes. All the earlier Kolars I had shot seem hopelessly overweight. That was the 1st thing I noticed about the Max Lite. Less overall weight; less forward bias.
The 2d thing I noticed was lack of felt recoil. This really surprised me. In fact I thought I was dreaming. So , b/c I was shooting a demo gun at Nationals that Kolar had brought for folks to try I secured a target key and went shooting. Way over 150 shells before I could no longer think I was being fooled. It had LESS felt recoil than my Perazzi that was 1/2 lb heavier. My wife noticed that I had no problem shooting from low gun (Fitasc) and did not see-saw my bbls getting the gun up.
I bought a new gun , had Kolar folks fit it. BTW , this was not a sham fitting. We shot a lot more targets and tweaked the stock some to get me in the most comfortable place. I went out and shot the 100 bird Fitasc even at Nationals and beat my personal best by 3 targets. Last year I beat that old best by one more target.
I also got the carrier bbls and the tubes and shot them to personal bests in small gauge Fitasc winning 4 punches in those events.
I had one issue. I thought the trigger was too heavy. They fixed this and set the triggers to the exact weight I wanted.
I still have my Perazzis but shoot them less and less each year.