Recoil is not an issue to me but if you would like to compare it to some other guns, it kicks less than the REM 870, Mossberg 500,535, and the 835. No rust from any that I have seen, I think they got a pretty solid painting process. A little bit pricy, but the Benelli is a "BABY" gun and by that I mean it needs to be cleaned oil very often like every 2 hunts or so. But if it is cleaned and taken care of, which all guns should be, it will last you forever, but so will the financing.
"Thomas Jefferson said I had a God-given right to pursue happiness. What makes me happy is to take a mallard's head smooth off at about 20 feet.
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