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Which gun to choose?

I have narrowed my search down to two shotguns, the mossberg 930 and the remington 11-87. I was wondering which one has less recoil. The mossberg has a ported barrel, does that help much with reducing recoil? Any comments will help

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I'ld pick witch ever one that

I'ld pick witch ever one that I liked best but I would lean towards the Remington.  As far as recoil it is all relative.  I have never felt the kick of a rifle or shotgun when hunting.  Now if you are shooting skeet well, then after the first 100 shots you might start to feel it.   

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Personally I would go with

Personally I would go with the 11/87, have shot one a few times and I like the feel of it.  Most inportantly which one feels best to you.

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I'm left handed so i'd have

I'm left handed so i'd have to have the safety on the 11-87 changed for me. which not a big deal, but all my guns have the tang safety.

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Both will work well for your

Both will work well for your application.  I like the remmies but I have mossbergs as well and the tang safety is nice especially if you are a lefty.  As far as recoil, the moss. tends to recoil more than the remmy but with the ports(they do help) the mossy will probably be slightly less.

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A bunch of guys are saying

A bunch of guys are saying how junky the 11-87 is, i'm getting nervous.

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It depends what you want to

It depends what you want to use it for.  The 11-87 is a nice semi but it has its limits.  It does not function well with light skeet loads at all.  However, if you are looking for a hunting shotgun, it is very reliable with the heavy field and waterfowl loads.  The mossberg has the same issue as well.

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Buy the gun that feels best

Buy the gun that feels best to you. You can always have it ported later. Thats what I did and it does help with recoil.

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