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Re: Shotgun shells and recoil
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2017, 06:17:25 PM »
Still looking into 410s... As soon as I pick one up I'll let you guys and gals know. Took a 12 gauge to the range  yesterday and with target loads it kicked pretty hefty. No way my mom could have fired that thing.

That is kinda what I thought from the beginning. I have back issues and I do not care to shoot a 12 guage.

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Re: Shotgun shells and recoil
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2017, 09:50:13 PM »
I'm almost certain you meant ".410 Shotgun" when you said you were looking at a .410 and not a Taurus Judge, but, I overheard discussion recently on another forum that .410 deforms pretty hard out of a Judge, which deals the pellets an equally hard hit to their potential penetration/stopping power. I'll agree with the other guy when he said it's "better than a sharp stick", but I don't know what your personal opinion of .410 is where the probable safety of your elderly relative is concerned.

I'm not sure how much it'll deform out of a smooth-bore 18" barrel (I kinda doubt it would to such an extreme degree), but I thought I'd mention it anyway just in case someone else with more experience can say for sure: http://mcb-homis.com/judge/index.htm

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Re: Shotgun shells and recoil
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2017, 11:02:46 PM »
Darkpriest667,

My late wife (at 66 inches tall & 108 pounds) did VERY well with a "youth size" 20 gauge, gas-operated, Remington 1100 for upland game birds & skeet.

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Re: Shotgun shells and recoil
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2017, 11:05:58 PM »
Darkpriest667,

My late wife (at 66 inches tall & 108 pounds) did VERY well with a "youth size" 20 gauge, gas-operated, Remington 1100 for upland game birds & skeet.

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70 year old with osteoperosis.. She used to be a LEO... maybe she can handle a 20 gauge.. Will look into it!
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Re: Shotgun shells and recoil
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2017, 11:18:11 PM »
Darkpriest667,

Fwiw, the Model 1100 Youth is SOFT recoiling for sure. = I suggest that you rent one for your Mother to try out.
(Inasmuch as VK did well with the little 20, I suspect that your mother will too,)

Btw, there used to be  a .410 Model 1100 Skeet-gun built, too but they are rather hard to find.

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Re: Shotgun shells and recoil
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2017, 05:08:24 PM »
Darkpriest667,

My late wife (at 66 inches tall & 108 pounds) did VERY well with a "youth size" 20 gauge, gas-operated, Remington 1100 for upland game birds & skeet.

yours, satx


70 year old with osteoperosis.. She used to be a LEO... maybe she can handle a 20 gauge.. Will look into it!
Alot of time the 20ga is lighter and perceived recoil is higher.

Federal makes a low recoil SD round that would be good in a semi-auto 12ga, like a Mossberg Home Defense 930. If you are concerned with patterns, the 18" smooth bore barrel has a thick wall that can be machined for a choke tube. I had Steve Rose do both mine and the wife's 930s with Invector style chokes, same as the accu-choke Mossberg uses.

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