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    I'm not going to sell my shotgun.. not yet..

    I was thinking about selling my break barrel shotgun, but I not going to.. not until I actually try shooting some "lighter loads".

    Before my injury and operation, I originally shooting hollow point slugs at the range that were 1600 FPS. And they were very powerful rounds.
    But the main point that impacted the most is my shoulder, even with a recoil pad on. So I found an indoor shooting range that only allow 00 and 000 buckshot, not slugs. So I bought some 2 3/4 Remington 00BK that are at close to 1353 FPS, I think I can shoot those.. so next week at some point we'll see how I do, and I'll post a new report on that shotgun using those. It will be see how it patterns.. I have not done that yet.
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    If all else fails try these....
    1 3/4" Mini Shotshell by Aquila
    https://www.aguilaammo.com/shotshell/
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    personally I use and have for a long time in my 12 gauge either #1 or #4 Buckshot in 2 3/4 shells.
    I had rather have a bunch of medium sized holes than a few big holes myself.
    energy levels are plenty enough for my needs.
    a steel framed shotty and these have a pretty good return rate of fire as well.
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    I'm not selling any guns. I might sell my kayak or a few other things i won't be using due to right side heart failure but i don't care if all i can do is clean my guns I'm not selling them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbojama View Post
    If all else fails try these....
    1 3/4" Mini Shotshell by Aquila
    https://www.aguilaammo.com/shotshell/
    ^^^this^^^
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    Those mini shotshells may be the answer to your problem, at least with 00 buck. I would forego slugs for now, I don't think you're going to find anything that drives a slug at less than 1500 fps or so, and some are higher than that.

    Have you thought about acquiring a 20 gauge? That could help as well, you're not giving up hardly anything in stopping power, and the loads are a bit more manageable.
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    You can load light loads in a 12, and you can buy a little Mech loader fairly cheap.

    I have a couple of boxes of 00 in light recoil loads of eight instead of nine pellets of 00. These are made also by Remington.
    I do have two lightweight 20's, but the only buckshot that stacks well in the 20 gauge is #3 Buckshot.

    If you want 000 buck with 5 pellets, get a 3' .410, I don't think you can load 5 pellets of 00 or 000 in a 20 gauge.
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    You could always learn how to reload shotshells and load your own with Black Powder.

    With BP, you can safely adjust the powder charge and shot load to give you a MUCH more reduced recoil than you can with smokeless. I down load 10 gauge 2 7/8" for CAS competition use to a level that's more like shooting a 2 3/4" field load than it is a 10 bore. I've also helped a friend develop a light load for his recoil sensitive nephew in 20 gauge that kicked less than a .410 but would still take a CAS knockdown.
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    Slugs are punishing. Shot loads are much easier on the shoulder, especially low brass like Walmart sells for "dove loads". And, as everyone says, there's all sorts of specialty low recoil loads.

    But, BTW, ONE SHOTGUN?! Jeez, I couldn't live like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texastaurusguy View Post
    Those mini shotshells may be the answer to your problem, at least with 00 buck. I would forego slugs for now, I don't think you're going to find anything that drives a slug at less than 1500 fps or so, and some are higher than that.

    Have you thought about acquiring a 20 gauge? That could help as well, you're not giving up hardly anything in stopping power, and the loads are a bit more manageable.
    There is an indoor range that I can shoot slugs, and I actually "did" find some low recoil 12 gauge slugs and bought them, they are at 1300 FPS made by Fiocchi.
    The reason why I bought the buckshot that is around 1353 FPS, is the indoor range that I can shoot that, is closer to my location. So, as a test.. if I can shoot the buckshot, then I'll be able to shoot those low recoil slugs at the other place.

    I also have a few rounds of game shot, that is around 1200 FPS, and I have those for a home defense round.. not that this shotgun is my primary choice for a home defense gun, it's still a good 3rd option.

    Oh, and I did have a 20 gauge Hatfield single shot.. but that had a crack in the stock that I noticed after purchasing it, and went with the Yildiz shotgun that I have now. I agree with you, that the 20 gauge would be a bit less recoil, the problem around here where I am at, it's harder to find the amount of ammo for the 20 gauge vice the 12 gauge.
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