Duckbeus, I take it that you have a benelli nova and have a sore shoulder from it. So light weight it kicks like heck on field load. With mine, it seems to kick harder on field load than on 3 1/2 high brass. Gotta be the heavy clothing for cold weather though. I put the recoil bracket and reducer in this year. It did help alot with the recoil, but to me, the gun is as sweet, it does not shoulder as well. The stock end is heavier now and when I pull it up, it doesnt go to that sweet spot. So Sunday and Monday I pulled it out and it I shot much better. Bruise or no bruise, the birds were in the bag after the change. If you do get one to try, gotta have a longer than normal screwdriver to install the bracket.
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