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.
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.
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.
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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