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Old 02-13-2011, 02:53 PM
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Just wondering, how hard would the average 12 gauge 3 inch turkey load kick? Thanks
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:15 PM
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To me - I think it depends on if you have a wood or synthetic stock. In my experience, the synthetic stock kicks quite a bit harder than the wood stock.

My wood stock 12 ga kicks a lot less than my synthetic stock - using the same loads. I imagine the wood absorbs shock better than the other.

I'm a "GIRL" and I can handle it no problem! Hope that helps some!

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Old 02-13-2011, 04:23 PM
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shoot someone's 3 1/2" first and the 3" won't feel so bad
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Old 02-13-2011, 04:32 PM
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You will feel the kick of 3 inch turkey rounds patterning your gun ~ no doubt about that.


Taking that shot at a big old Tom when he is in range - it don't matter as you never really feel the recoil of that one shot!

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Old 02-13-2011, 07:01 PM
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"I'm a "GIRL" and I can handle it no problem! Hope that helps some!" Kim

So, man up ! Huh !!! LOL
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:36 AM
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Ya you'll definetely feel it, i wont lie. I use a "Lead Sled" now with my 3.5"ers, so I dont feel anything.

It wont knock you out or anything, just kicks hard enough to get your attention.
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:14 AM
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Hahaha. I've been patterning mine, as I use 3" shells. Not that bad from one, but shoot 10 diff. ones, and you will feel it. But it doesn't hurt, just a little sore.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:20 PM
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So, if i had a 2 and 3/4 inch #6, and a 3 inch number 6, what would be the difference between those two? In recoil.
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:04 PM
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It depends on the WEIGHT of the firearm and it's ACTION.... these are the factors that contribute most to any gun/load recoil.

A lightweight gun will kick harder shooting 2 3/4" loads than a 8 1/2 lbs gun shooting 3" loads.

What gun are you specifically speaking of ? Is the gun gas operated, does it have a ported barrel or a ported choke tube.... all these are factors.
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:13 PM
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You won't even notice it when shooting at a turkey.
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