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I went and patterned my 870 yesterday with a gun sled, no problems at all. After that without the gun sled, I fired (5) 3 inch Remington turkey loads and today Im feeling it in the shoulder:(

Already looking to replace the butt end with a Limbsaver. Any other suggestions. Been reading about a mercury tube that can either be fitted in the stock or magazine, anyone try this?
 

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You will never feel the recoil when your shooting at a bird.
Im sure I wont;)

I still want to further pattern it some more and try another choke without the use of the sled. Glad I didnt get a super mag or mossberg 535, I know for sure I wouldnt be using 3.5's
 

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Some things you can do to reduce recoil is add some weight to the gun with mercury suppressior( ballistic products.com) in the magazine tube or the stock. As stated above a good recoil pad like the ones made by limb saver. And for a modest fee have the forcing cone lengthened in the barrel. One of the biggest reasons for feeling more recoil at the bench is the fact you are in a sitting position and your body soaks up more of the guns reactionbecause of the lack of rearward movement.( standing up your shoulder moves back when the gun kicks)
 

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There are many things that can help you.
Adding weight is one option.
A Knoxx buttstock supposedly works very well. Limbsaver recoil pads help.
The forcing cone option would also help. You could also get the barrel ported.

I think the easiest and most effective option would be to get the recoil pad installed and use a shooting pad on your shoulder while at the range. In the field, you'll never feel it after 1 shot.
 

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Recoil pads and mass. I added a 5 round sleeve on the stock for ammo. It helps.

I also know that when I've trap shot, I put several extra layers of material over my shoulder. Many years ago, I was shooting this old beater with a hard butt plate in a T-shirt. I shot probably 150 rounds that day. My shoulder turned black and blue for a week, then it "drained" down my side. I looked like I took a pummeling from Mike Tyson.
 

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mercury suppressior( ballistic products.com) in the magazine tube or the stock.

Would the above mercury suppressor in the magazine replace the plug which limits your shell capacity?
 
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