At least Nova has the recoil reducer built into the stock but of course, is not included. Autos absorb a lot of recoil that would otherwise be directed toward your shoulder.
If you are recoil proof - Congradulations, if not, then head out to the skeet, trap or sporting clays fields and politely ask to try or rent one.
My buds old Browning A-5 was having trouble so I offered him my Baretta 391 p. Tgt. 12 ga. - he said it had less recoil than his wife's Baretta 686 O/U 20 ga. Scientific - no - just an honest evaluation. (or a private joke)
Im not sure it's possible to turn a 12 ga into a 20 ga. - I tried.
Last edited by Gonzilla; 11-20-2012 at 08:26 PM.