Why do so many people say that benellis have too much recoil for a sporting gun when benelli claims that they are the softest kicking guns on the market?
I have a nova I am using for deer season and I am shooting 3 inch mag whinchester slugs and I dont think my nova kicks as much as my remington 870. Just my .02 cents
It's simple physics.
Benellis have less weight to scrub recoil and no gas system to vent some of the energy.
+1 on that.
The lighter the gun, the more recoil.
However, I can tell you that after shooting my SBEII for the first time last month, I was surprised at how much it DIDN'T kick. I was expecting much more.
I shoot nothing but 3 1/2" BBB too.
Well to those whom think that they kick more than other shotguns remember, you are sacrificing kick for quality unmatched.
Hype and Expectations
I think there is a fair amount of hype on the part of Benelli that sets some unreasonable expectations. The literature says that the engineers have created the "softest kicking shotgun on earth". The comparisons are made to other shotguns in the SBE "Class", but they don't say if they are comparing it to inertial or gas designs. All in all I think its more do to expectations. Afterall, its a "shotgun", and describing recoil as "soft" just doesn't seem to fit. If you shoot a 12 gauge, you're going to feel it.
Originally Posted by ovid300
Of course they're comparing them to gas operated shotguns (as far as the semiautos are concerned), since Benellis are the only Inertia driven ones.
Will ported choke are limbsaver pad help any are would i be waisting money .
Ported choke? I doubt it.
Limbsaver pad would probably help.
I'm sorry gentlmen, your mistaken.
Weight has nothing to do with recoil. It has to do with recoil distribution.
Take the M16 and USAS-12 which I have owned and the light weight doesn't compare at all with recoil.
Now take the M14 and M1 Garrand with heavy weight and the recoil is more noticable.
Cartridge size doesn't matter either. It's all in how the recoil is distributed with bolt, travel distance, spring loading, mechanical operations, etc.