flywayman wrote:All of the comments have really been interesting. At least we got mudpack to "see the light". I know that I will have to shoot these in my gun with my chokes to see how they pattern. I have found myself to be fairly recoil sensitive in recent years. I am mostly shooting an Extrema 2 these days. I shot some of the 1 1/2oz heavy shot goose loads a couple of years back and started flinching after shooting these for several days. Since I have a lot of these 1 5/8oz. loads, I thought I might ask for opinions from some of you that might have actually shot these loads. My thanks to several of you who actually tried to provide helpful information. I fully intend to leave the couch and shoot some of these as well as some different shells thru four guns and a number of different choke tubes. Thought I might wait until it cooled of a bit before leaving my couch, if that's okay with some of you guys. Carry on.
Here's some more helpful information: you needn't test your new loads through different choke tubes. A particular load, fired from a particular gun, will result in the same recoil regardless of the choke being used. Knowing this might save you some pain and some money.
(You may safely disregard all advertising hype that makes the (false) claim that their ported choke will reduce recoil. It won't. Actual
recoil is determined by three things: gun weight, ejecta weight, and breech pressure. Felt
recoil is also influenced by gun type, and recoil attenuating devices such as recoil pads, damping devices, etc.)