Jump to content

SBE 1 Balance


Recommended Posts

I just got my X-Coil pad to put on my new SBE 1. I am considering buying a factory mercury recoil reducer to put in the stock. My gun has the 26 inch barrel and I am wondering how that recoil reducer will affect the balance and swing of the gun.


Do any of you guys have a SBE or M1 with a 26 inch barrel that you have installed the recoil reducer into? If so, how did it affect the handling of the gun. I plan to use if for mostly waterfowl hunting with some dove and upland also. Thanks.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Found a recoil reducer for the SBE1 for half price in the closeout bin at a shop here shortly after I bought my SBE. Decided to see how it worked. It's been in there ever since and I've never shot better with any shotgun. I think anything that reduces recoil is going to help the shooter with follow up shots.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

I shoot a sbe1. I have a mercury stock recoil reducer and a limbsavor recoil pad and it really takes the bit out of heavy goose loads. It shifted the balence point so barrel feels lighter but not to point it destracted me. I have the 28 inch barrel which may make a difference. Usually when I am shooting geese I have so many clothes on that balence is not my first concern but just getting gun shouldered correctly. When I am shooting clay games, doves, pheasants, or early ducks I use gun as came out of box and do not use either recoil reducing pad or mercury recoil reducer.

I am all for recoild reduction, I have seen too many mens-men develope flinches.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...