Which Gun After Shoulder Surgery?

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Which Gun After Shoulder Surgery?

Postby trap333 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:06 pm

I just had surgery on my right shoulder where the rotator cuff, labrum, and upper bicep tendon were all torn. My surgeon says no shooting for 6-8 months so I'll miss waterfowl hunting this year. I've used pumps for all my hunting except the O/U for upland birds. My question is, would I be better off, recoil wise, getting a gas operated semiauto before next season and use that for everything or stick with the pumps and O/U? Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.
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Re: Which Gun After Shoulder Surgery?

Postby johnc » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:49 am

Gas is going to be softer especially with proper gun fit.

Berettas,Winchester super x,etc.. especially in 20 gauges are very soft

I know 2 goose guides who use 20 gauges both with patternmaster chokes and have no problem from 40 yards in. 3 inch 1oz 2’s
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Re: Which Gun After Shoulder Surgery?

Postby Darren » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:14 am

Yep, go gas. And a 20 would be even softer; sweet lil beretta 20g auto would be a great clays and bird do-all that would be shoulder friendly.
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Re: Which Gun After Shoulder Surgery?

Postby trap333 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:01 am

Thank you guys for the ideas. I settled on a Beretta A300 Outlander, 12 gauge, black synthetic.
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Re: Which Gun After Shoulder Surgery?

Postby Rick » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:49 am

Good choice without breaking the bank. Just don't go goofy with the loads you shoot. Some, like Remington's Hypersonic steel, kill on both ends.
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