Tameing my 835

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting General' started by Snowman, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. Snowman

    Snowman New Member

    Mar 8, 2005
    I may be a wimp but as I have said my 835 kicks like a mule. Especially when your shooting it like a rifle for this turkey hunting stuff. So I tried something. It ain't pretty but it works a bit. I carved out a spot in the stock where my baby soft white snowman cheek sits. Then I put in some carpet pad and covered it with some deer skin. It moved my eye just slightly higher and left which actually brought my point of impact closer to where I want it. It seems to have softened the wollup to the cheek a bit too, however I am still tender:whinging: there from those D&%M heavey 3&1/2"ers so I was just playing with some 2&3/4mags today. When I heal up I'l give the cannon balls a go again!:banghead:
  2. Poor Valley

    Poor Valley Active Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Rolla, Mo
    Hey man, I know where you are coming from. Few years back I added a recoil reducer to my turkey gun. Thing weighed about half a pound. The instructions said the gun would have to be fired about 100 times to get the full benefit from this thing. OH GREAT!

    I have a peep sight on my gun that forces my head down or the stock and I think that helped a little too.

  3. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
    looks good! Ah the recoil is half the fun.. but of course im a sissy to, is why i use semi autos..
  4. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    man stop beatting you self up and forget those 3 1/2's no need for them
  5. hunter7x

    hunter7x New Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    I'd be calling Simms (SVL) and getting one of their recoil pads and one of those new thingys that you put on the barrell...

    My Encore isn't very fun to shoot for Turkey season or Slugs for that matter. But it's only a couple of shots every year.

    Isn't it funny how you never notice that mule kick when you're shooting at a Turkey or Deer?!
  6. sand_manms

    sand_manms New Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    South Mississippi
    3 1/2 inchers kick worse than a 10 guage! I have a ported barrel and it still knocks the stuffin outta me! Your solution looks good Snowman.
  7. Snowman

    Snowman New Member

    Mar 8, 2005
    Thats a Pachmar pad on there already and theres a Comp N Choke tube on the bussiness end. At least whats supposed to be the bussiness end, couldn't prove it by my cheek and shoulder today!:D
  8. Hoytshooter

    Hoytshooter Active Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    Small Buck, MO
    I shoot 3 1/2"s also and patterning is no fun but I can honestly say I've never once even noticed it when shooting at a turkey. It's only a couple shots a year anyway.
  9. riverbottomhunter

    riverbottomhunter Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    Chariton Co.
    I know where you are coming from. I also shoot a 835 3 1/2 inch at those birds. Kicks the snot out of me. Of course I shoot over 2 ounce of shot in the shells so maybe I am asking for it. I use to always like to feel the kick, but now I am getting older and wiser and maybe weaker.
  10. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    I have heard alot of people say that the 3 inchers performed just as well as the 3 1/2 inchers in there guns. It might be worth the investment to buy a 10 pack of 3 inchers to findout about yours.

  11. membergone

    membergone New Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    Words of wisdom! :cheers:
  12. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
    RBH, not to be "critical" but the more shot, the less felt recoil there is, because there is less powder in there... The ones that kick more are the "faster" speed shells and lighter shot amounts as they pack more powder in there...

    And you got it henry, i mainly shoot 3.5s for turks, but last year i did find a 3" combo that outshot the 3.5's...