I normally don’t like shooting a 12 gauge but I decided to get another one in a double barrel configuration because I really enjoying sporting clays and hunting upland birds such as pheasant and grouse. The bigger pellet count is an added advantage over a 20 gauge definitely.
I’m really glad I did because I came upon an excellent product on Amazon called the recoil eraser. I recommend it highly. It is supposed to reduce up too 70% of felt recoil. I went to my local gun range with a friend and we shot a box of 25 00 buck shells with it comfortably. I haven’t fired magnums or slugs with it yet but I can imagine it makes just as big of difference with those as well. I woke up this morning no bruise on my shoulder. I actually like shooting my 12 gauge better than my 20. It kicks a lot less than that does with the recoil eraser installed.