Fortune smiled and the range I frequent happened to have some 7/8th in stock... Best, Slow Hey All, I work in a gun shop at a sports club in South East Wisconsin.
So I bought a box figuring that if it wasn't going to work, I'd know a lot sooner than later. Well, the SX3 gobbled them up and spit them out quite nicely without a single failure to eject or cycle. Today a group came in and shot our sporting clays course.
After manhandling the pad it’s evident that it’s hollow and is designed to collapse when absorbing recoil.
Comfort lies between a regular pad and those gummy gel pads.
In short, chubby chasers may like the feel of the SX2 a little more. A shim or two will be going in to lengthen it up but the balance felt fine.
Although, having shot the last generation SX for awhile, the skinny SX3 feels like a hungry Calista Flockheart to a comparative, albeit talented, SX2 Kathy Bates. Because the stock didn’t have any spacers it was short and came up under my eye easily - although I did have to lean forward a bit more.
The clay is hammered pretty hard thanks to the dandy full choke and yet, there’s no cheekbone bashing - or recoil-induced stubborn stain.
Turns out that the gun is a really soft shooter, partly because it’s a gas gun – but that alone doesn’t account for the almost complete lack of smack.
They made a simple, elegant solution to the recoil problem and that’s to be applauded.
Also, remember my comment about having to lean forward a bit more?