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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:
 

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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.
 

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man stop beatting you self up and forget those 3 1/2's no need for them
 

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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?!
 

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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.
 

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Originally posted by hthrly7
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?!
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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.

:cheers::cheers:
 

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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...
 
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