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I'm like you.  I think a ported ( or compensated) shotgun is a good idea.  I've got a few friends that use em to good effect with sporting clays shooting.  I'm sure the benefits of recoil reduction are much better with the heavier shotgun loadings...


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It’s not cheap but definitely worth the money. The lengthened forcing cone sure does tighten up your buckshot patter. And with the ported barrel you’ll have a lighter felt recoil. 
Their sight installation work is also top quality. 

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While it’s very popular, I don’t see a real need to do it to my 1301. The interest of full perspective, I’m going to post a couple of videos with Tim from Tactical Response, explaining his view why not to do some of these modifications.




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It depends.

I have and still shoot a Mossberg 590 I had Vang Comp(ed) back in 1996.

I had attend Gunsite's 260 Shotgun Class the year before which is where I was introduced to their work.

It made a remarkable difference in buckshot patterning of the ammo available at the time. I was running Federal H-132 00Buck (Low Recoil Tactical Buckshot) and it changed the pattern from a 15 yard "B" zone to a 25 yard "B" zone. It had no negative effects on running slugs. I am more than happy I had the work done.

This was before the development and release of Federal Flite Control wadding buckshot The Flite Control is a serious gamechanger.

The 8 pellet seems to group better than the 9 pellet as, to the best of my knowledge, the stacking of 9 vs 8 pellets often leads to 1 pellet venturing off from the rest of the pack...a flyer.

The below pic is from my 590 Shockwave at 20 yards. Cylinder bore. LE 133 8 pellet.



Shockwave with Holosun 507


I'll take my 590 Vang Comped next trip and do some side by side comparison pics. I'm gimped up on a walker or using a cane right now (tendon torn) so it may be a week or so.

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I just watched the vids posted by @Chucktshoes. Must have posted while I was slowly typing LOL

I have much respect for TR. I knew and trained with James when he was still with Andy and OPS, He, Gomez, Andy, and I would hang together at Rangemaster's 1st few Tac Conferences and have all trained together at various times. I haven't had the pleasure of meeting Tim and have no doubt he's an excellent instructor.

I personally like as tight of a pattern in buckshot as I can get. I'm accountable for every pellet leaving the gun, so that's just my preference.

And I totally agree that every shotgun made has it's peculiarities and idiosyncrasies and will pattern different loads uniquely. It's up to us to determine what works best for our perceived needs  in our particular guns.

Sorry if this is a drift.

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