flyndutchman wrote:Does a replacement extra strength recoil spring in the Benelli M2 help manage the felt recoil or just make it cycle a little better? Mine cycles great with the factory spring, but I'm a recoil wimp and feel like it beats me. I've tried a Simm's recoil pad and both lengths of Benelli pads and different shims for fit and it just hurts with anything more than my 2 3/4" hand loads. I hit well with it and like the way it handles, but find myself using my 1187 because of the reduced recoil of the gas system.
3200 man wrote:Just Experience my friend.......what's your's ?
3200 man wrote:He who shoots 3 1/2 " ammo in a 12 ga should look into a steady spring supply as your needs will come sooner than
you think ! If NOT , buying a new gun is your idea of controlling recoil is in the future !
3200 man wrote:I guess that's why SRM , Wolf springs and J & P Custom Springs are so popular these days ? They wouldn't be in business
to offer replacement springs if they weren't needed ! Payload pressure determines recoil and with ( some ) guns not built
to withstand this pressure for any length of time , the rails wear-out as the springs weaken because the bolt speed is way
to much for the Cheap Alloy receivers they're made of . If this wasn't true , then , take a look at ANY auto hunting gun that
has been fed a diet of Remington Hypervelocity , Heavy Metal 3 1/2 " loads ? Even the well built guns ( SBE's , Golds ,
Beretta's ) are not lasting more than 5 or 6 years without repairs , IF you catch it , before it turns to junk . Gun companies
make a living selling guns and they encourage hunters to shoot 3 1/2" ammo in their guns , just for this reason !
When you don't have anymore advantage with a 3 1/2" shell , than a 3 " load at normal shooting distances of 50 yds +or- !
If you want to withstand the recoil , gun wear and expense of a New Gun , have at it , our gun /ammo economy is relying on your
shooting to get worst as (time goes on) and you'll have to buy more ammo
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