Common questions

Do slugs have more recoil?

Do slugs have more recoil?

If the weight and velocity are equal, the recoil will be equal (out of the same gun). I agree. Many slugs weigh more than the loads in birdshot and buckshot. If the weight is the same it will recoil the same.

How good is a 20 gauge slug?

A comparable 20-gauge 2 ¾-inch Foster sighted in at 50 yards drops about 6 inches at 100 yards and its energy diminishes to less than 800 foot pounds. A typical premium 20-gauge, 2 ¾-inch sabot round starts with a muzzle speed of around 1,850 fps and delivers about 1,500 ft. lbs. at 100 yards.

How many pounds of recoil does a 20 gauge have?

Shotgun Recoil Chart

Gauge, Length & Ounce Shot with Muzzle Velocity Weight of Firearm Recoil Energy (ft. lbs.)
20 Gauge, 2.75″ – 1 oz / 1220 fps 6.5 21.0
20 Gauge, 2.75″ – 1 1/8 oz / 1175 fps 6.5 25.0
20 Gauge, 3″ – 1 1/4 oz / 1185 fps 6.5 31.0
16 Gauge, 2.75″ – 1 oz / 1220 fps 7.0 21.5

What has more recoil 308 or 12 gauge?

heavy hunting load and a 12 gauge actually recoils about TWICE as hard as a . 308.

What age is 20-gauge for?

Most are 12- to 14-year-olds with 20-gauge youth-model Remington 870s or Mossberg Model 500s. The guns are too short and kick too hard. Where did they get these guns? From you, their parents, who put one under the tree a year or two earlier.

What good is 20-gauge?

Specifications. 20-gauge shotguns are especially suitable for hunting game birds such as quail, grouse, turkey, and other game when using shot shells. A 20-gauge can also shoot slugs and buckshot and thereby become an effective deer-hunting gun.

What is the range of a 20 guage slug?

As a general rule, a 20 gauge with a full choke barrel shooting shot charges can be effective out to a maximum of 40 – 50 yards. A slug fired from a 20 gauge set up for slugs may be effective out to about 100 yards.

Which shotgun has less kick?

The larger 16 and 12 gauge guns are generally heavier and also kick more, two qualities that are best minimized for all beginners. The .410 is generally the lightest shotgun and kicks the least, but it is also the hardest with which to hit. Because .410 shells contain less shot, the patterns are thin.

What is shotgun kicks the least?

The shotgun that kicks the least in 12 ga is the Ljutic (often called the Space Gun). The Ljutic has NO felt recoil. The next candidate would be the Browning RecoiLess.

What is a 20 gauge slug?

The 20 gauge is a handy cartridge for this purpose when loaded with rifled slugs. In fact, with both sabot slugs and .615 caliber rifled slugs weighing 250 grains to 440 grains traveling at muzzle velocities ranging from 1,400 fps to 2,120 feet per second, the 20 gauge makes quite an effective deer hunting cartridge at moderate ranges.

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