Originally Posted by F4U
I have been mostly shooting trap for the 30 years and a litttle bit with pistols, I have been thinking about getting a mosin or a mauser to start with rifles. How does the recoil compare to a moderate 12 guage recoil. I screwed up my shoulder this fall just as was starting to think about getting a rifle.
It's hard to compare to a shotgun being that you have different loads with different amounts of kick to them Comparing birdshot to buckshot then to 1 ounce slugs
It's not too bad but it has a metal butt plate so you feel the recoil a little bit more than you would in a modern shotgun
If I had to compare to a shotgun it would probably be a medium powered buckshot load or a high-powered trap load
I have no experience with the Mauser of any type just the mosin
Do not shoot in the air with a rifle like you would a shotgun that's my only Advice