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hi i got a new shotgun and i want to try to get a little less muzzle jump on it and a little less recoil. now i dont want to talk about limbsavers and all that i just want to know if porting will do what i want it to do.
 

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A little less muzzle jump...maybe......This is up to debate and personally I don't feel any difference but there are others who swear that they do feel a difference.

Reduce recoil...absolutely not.
 

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I believe that porting is only for muzzle jump. I'm not familiar with th eterm limbsavers but I us a cylinder partially filled with Mercury in th ebutt stock and I think it has helped in my O/U for recoil.
 

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I don't have a ported gun, but I've shot with those who do. One thing, it sure makes the gun loud to the shooters on either side, really annoying in a pit blind. I'd personally go with a recoil reducer or a slightly barrel-heavy gun to reduce felt recoil and muzzle flip.
 

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Are you hunting or shooting clays? I would look a a lighter load rather than porting that will do most of every thing you ask for.
 

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Porting your gun is a waste of money.
 

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Lighter loads will help. Porting won't. This is your first shotgun; pull it tight against your shoulder, lean into the butt, get used to it - it doesn't hurt, only pushes a bit.

Wear good ear protection...the lack of noise helps reduce the appearance of recoil. Oh, when the clay breaks you don't feel a thing!!!

Enjoy your new toy!!!
 

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I don't like recoil. I use a Remington 11-87 gas operated gun in 20 gauge for all my shooting, even duck and goose hunting. I have a ventilated poly-choke. With the combination of a 20 gauge that weighs nearly 7 pounds, a gas operated auto, and a ventilated choke I get almost no recoil even with 3 inch shells. I patterned my bosses 12 gauge Benelli the other day with 3 inch shells. I forgot how hard a 12 gauge kicks. It almost knocked my shoulder out of socket. And this is with their new stock design that is supposed to reduce felt recoil.
 
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