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Shotgunning: Fighting Recoil

Here's how to take the kick out of modern waterfowl guns and loads

Recoil is a mathematical function of three factors: gun weight, payload weight (shot, wad, and powder), and payload velocity. Gun makers can't change the laws of physics to make guns recoil less, but they can soften the blow by reducing felt recoil (aka kick). Bear in mind, however, that everyone feels recoil differently. A recoil reducer that works for one shooter may not help another. Following is a look at the best technology and techniques available for taming excessive recoil.

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