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 Post subject: Over 50 Bad Shoulder
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:48 pm 
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Hello all. I am trying to get back into shooting at 52 years old with a bum shoulder. I shot in the past but always my Dad's gun, an 1100 semi-auto. I was always told I had to shoot a men's gun due to being 5'11" and that I should shoot a semi-auto to reduce recoil. Well, many years later, I know there are more options now for women. I am really looking for a lighter gun that I can actually shoot a few rounds without being worn out.
Should I still be looking at a semi-auto or are there O/U guns that don't have as bad a recoil? We do shoot lighter loads so are already doing that. I have bad right shoulder that never quite came back after having frozen shoulder.
Any recommendations would be very much appreciated. I am going to try and schedule a trip down to the lower 48 to try out some guns and maybe take a few lessons.
Thanks for any/all insights.
Jules




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 Post subject: Re: Over 50 Bad Shoulder
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:12 pm 
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Take a look at a Syren Semi or O/U. The Semi mitigates the recoil somewhat in comparison and will probably fit you better. You can call them and discuss your size and any issues.

Here is a link to their Semi Auto

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 Post subject: Re: Over 50 Bad Shoulder
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:33 pm 
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Curly N wrote:
Take a look at a Syren Semi or O/U. The Semi mitigates the recoil somewhat in comparison and will probably fit you better. You can call them and discuss your size and any issues.

Here is a link to their Semi Auto

Thank you very much for this info. This gun is quickly rising to the top in my search.
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 Post subject: Re: Over 50 Bad Shoulder
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:55 pm 
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JJinAK wrote:
Hello all. I am trying to get back into shooting at 52 years old with a bum shoulder. I shot in the past but always my Dad's gun, an 1100 semi-auto. I was always told I had to shoot a men's gun due to being 5'11" and that I should shoot a semi-auto to reduce recoil. Well, many years later, I know there are more options now for women. I am really looking for a lighter gun that I can actually shoot a few rounds without being worn out.
Should I still be looking at a semi-auto or are there O/U guns that don't have as bad a recoil? We do shoot lighter loads so are already doing that. I have bad right shoulder that never quite came back after having frozen shoulder.
Any recommendations would be very much appreciated. I am going to try and schedule a trip down to the lower 48 to try out some guns and maybe take a few lessons.
Thanks for any/all insights.
Jules


Does your shoulder hurt from recoil or just from handling a heavier gun? I tore my shoulder and the heavier guns tend to bother me after a long day not the recoil.


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 Post subject: Re: Over 50 Bad Shoulder
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:28 pm 
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MNGunner wrote:
JJinAK wrote:
Hello all. I am trying to get back into shooting at 52 years old with a bum shoulder. I shot in the past but always my Dad's gun, an 1100 semi-auto. I was always told I had to shoot a men's gun due to being 5'11" and that I should shoot a semi-auto to reduce recoil. Well, many years later, I know there are more options now for women. I am really looking for a lighter gun that I can actually shoot a few rounds without being worn out.
Should I still be looking at a semi-auto or are there O/U guns that don't have as bad a recoil? We do shoot lighter loads so are already doing that. I have bad right shoulder that never quite came back after having frozen shoulder.
Any recommendations would be very much appreciated. I am going to try and schedule a trip down to the lower 48 to try out some guns and maybe take a few lessons.
Thanks for any/all insights.
Jules


Does your shoulder hurt from recoil or just from handling a heavier gun? I tore my shoulder and the heavier guns tend to bother me after a long day not the recoil.


That is a really good question. To be honest, I have been afraid to shoot after having so much trouble with my shoulder. If I had to guess, I would think the weight will be more trouble for me than the recoil.
Jules


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 Post subject: Re: Over 50 Bad Shoulder
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:49 am 
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JJinAK wrote:
MNGunner wrote:
JJinAK wrote:
Hello all. I am trying to get back into shooting at 52 years old with a bum shoulder. I shot in the past but always my Dad's gun, an 1100 semi-auto. I was always told I had to shoot a men's gun due to being 5'11" and that I should shoot a semi-auto to reduce recoil. Well, many years later, I know there are more options now for women. I am really looking for a lighter gun that I can actually shoot a few rounds without being worn out.
Should I still be looking at a semi-auto or are there O/U guns that don't have as bad a recoil? We do shoot lighter loads so are already doing that. I have bad right shoulder that never quite came back after having frozen shoulder.
Any recommendations would be very much appreciated. I am going to try and schedule a trip down to the lower 48 to try out some guns and maybe take a few lessons.
Thanks for any/all insights.
Jules


Does your shoulder hurt from recoil or just from handling a heavier gun? I tore my shoulder and the heavier guns tend to bother me after a long day not the recoil.


That is a really good question. To be honest, I have been afraid to shoot after having so much trouble with my shoulder. If I had to guess, I would think the weight will be more trouble for me than the recoil.
Jules


The reason I ask because they have two different solutions. If its recoil, I would recommend a heavier semi, but if it's weight then I would recommend a lighter O/U


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 Post subject: Re: Over 50 Bad Shoulder
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:38 am 
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Great points. I am really hoping that I can get ahold of a few different models to try.
Jules


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 Post subject: Re: Over 50 Bad Shoulder
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:16 pm 
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I had my left shoulder replaced Nov. 4th 2020. I will have my right shoulder replaced Nov. 2021. I am right handed. My problem is severe osteoarthritis with bone Spurs and damaged biceps tendon. My left shoulder bothered me much more than my right while shooting before surgery. Your front hand moves much more than your trigger hand. The lead hand Shoulder is not bothered much by recoil, but the trigger hand shoulder can be. I think a really good shoulder specialist and PT will make more difference than the gun. I think a well fitted gun like the L4S Syren will help. Andrew with Cesar Guerini/Syren is a great fitter. Cambridge MD. Dr. Kevin Speer with Duke South East Orthopedics is one of the best shoulder surgeons in the World. Make sure your diagnosis is correct and complete. It is a long, slow recovery with shoulders. I was shooting after 3 months, but I have a long way to go before I am completely recovered. I look forward to shooting pain free in both shoulders in late 2022.


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 Post subject: Re: Over 50 Bad Shoulder
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:41 pm 
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Left handed: rotator cuff tear left shoulder August 2019. Fix: I learned to shoot right hand. So far it's worked for me. May have surgery someday.


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 Post subject: Re: Over 50 Bad Shoulder
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:41 pm 
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I just got my wife a Syren L4S and she loves it.

She was shooting 1-1/4 oz loads for pheasants this weekend and said it wasn't any different than shooting one of her 20s.

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