A friends 870 3.5' Turkey Shotgun needs help.

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A friends 870 3.5' Turkey Shotgun needs help.

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I'm not that knowledgable about tuning shotguns and a friend asked me about an 870 Shotgun he bought as a turkey gun running 3.5 inch magnum shells and he's looking for a way to reduce the recoil of the gun. Mostly having problems with recoil in the shoulder area and finding it very punishing.

I believe it is this gun, except he says it has a 22 inch barrel on it.

I suggested swapping out the stock and looking at doing a Vang Comp barrel for it, but if wants it ported then he would still like the ability to outfit different chokes if he wanted to. AFIK you can't have both right? I don't know how effective the standard stock is, but would switching the a Houge over-molded stock make a big difference?

What other ways are there to help reduce shotgun recoil?
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Re: A friends 870 3.5' Turkey Shotgun needs help.

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Simple enough. Shoot 2 3/4" loads in it. ;)
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blackeagle603 wrote:Simple enough. Shoot 2 3/4" loads in it. ;)
This.

Fitting a better recoil pad or maybe even one of those mercury recoil reducers should help a lot.
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CByrneIV wrote:
They're great stocks, but the motion of them spoils follow through. Not something I'd use for precision shooting, or shots on game.
Good point. I've never shot clays w. mine... only paper.
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Lower velocity shells. Take off the recoil pad, you should see a long hollow tube for access to the stock screw. Drop in a spring, then a container full of lead shot, then another spring. Replace recoil pad. Bore the stock out a bit if necessary.

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