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Semi Auto Vs. Pump

Does a semi-auto have a considerable amount less recoil than a pump. I can't take too much recoil so if the semi will help, let me know.

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Plain and simple, yes it has

Plain and simple, yes it has less felt recoil than a pump.  At least I feel less. 

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Gas operated semi=large

Gas operated semi=large difference

Inertia driven semi=little to no difference

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True

colohunter wrote:

Gas operated semi=large difference

Inertia driven semi=little to no difference

 

You nailed it.  Gas operated will yield less precieved recoil.  But a lot of shooters think that all semi autos are softer shooting, not true.  Recoil operated or inertia operated will kick like a fixed breech.

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I would add that porting even

I would add that porting even a semi auto makes a big difference in recoil!

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Go with a semi w/ ported

Go with a semi w/ ported barrel and nice recoil pad.

Try using a 20guage if your worried about recoil. You might not be taking those geese at 60 yards, but you'll gettin the job done. Using 2-3/4" shot will make  a big difference also. Some of those new magnum loads will have you hurtin the next day.

 

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I think i'm going to get

I think i'm going to get myself an 11-87

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Good Choice

jman474 wrote:

I think i'm going to get myself an 11-87

 

I've owned and used the Remington 11-87 in 3 inch magnum since 1994 and have been completely happy with it.  It's my primary waterfowl shotgun and of all the guns I own this is the one that sees the roughest and heaviest use in the field.  It's functioned totally reliable in all weather and tempuratures under all huntable conditions.

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Yes less recoil but I find

Yes less recoil but I find them less reliable when it come to hunting in a pit or freezing cold weather.

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indeed

GooseHunter Jr wrote:

Yes less recoil but I find them less reliable when it come to hunting in a pit or freezing cold weather.

 

Thats a very good point. I've never had a pump jam in the blind but seen several other people's semi's jam every other shot during freezing conditions.

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The problem with jaming is

The problem with jaming is that people just don't keep their shotguns as clean as they should.  In over 30 years I have never had my Mag 10 jam because of dirt or the weather.  But I do agree that the pump is easier to keep working. 

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