Originally Posted by Argyle_Armoring
My wife's Beretta A300 Outlander wood stock was hollow so I installed her mercury reducer in the stock. This 930 has a solid wood stock. I didn't feel like drilling out the stock and risk screwing it up so I just installed my mercury reducer in the magazine tube.
Actually I shoot the Federal Top Gun shells 1,145 fps 1 1/8 oz. Low recoil and easy to shoot all day.
It is mostly people that compete that want the high velocity shells. It's not hard for a clay shot from an air trap at 55 mph to slip out to 45 yards before you pick it up. That clay can make the difference between first and second place. If you are shooting for fun it makes no difference if you break that clay or not.
I shoot 3/4 oz loads of #9 shot. They small pellets give me great patterns and recoil is about like a 9mm carbine. You will have to shoot 1 oz loads with the 12 ga to maintain consistent wad pressure.
Once you get used to handicap loads the game seems all to easy with a full power 1 oz load.