Hello! I am new to the group. I'm looking for suggestions on a new .12 gauge that my husband purchased for my son and myself to use for dove hunting. I've never been a fan of .12 gauge shotguns because of the kick. We immediately purchased and used a recoil pad that claimed to absorb 70% of the recoil shock - they lied!!! Even with the recoil pad and a padded vest my shoulder did NOT enjoy our latest round of practice shooting. Can anyone give me suggestions on a product/method that will REALLY absorb some of the recoil shock. I appreciate your input/advice! Thank you!