BigJim this is my first shotgun (a BPS hunter, synthetic stock) and seems to have great ergonomics for me, but there is no question I feel the recoil more with it than I do with others I've borrowed. I just figured that the lack of muzzle rise had to do with the barrel sitting a little higher than other shotguns and that it therefore directed recoil toward my shoulder rather than the others that the barrel rose more but didn't hit so hard. I think the term is it has more drop at the comb than others. It may very well be fitted wrong for me as I have very long arms and a long torso. How would I know? Having recently injured my shoulder this has become a much more important question.
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