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depends.

On the side saddle I had on the strong side of my stock, I carried brass down. reach under with my weak side, pull down and its lines up to slide in the magazine.
I haven't run a side saddle on the weak side of my receiver, but I would say it would be the same. Just keep your weak side hand out from in front of your face.

As far as recoil causing the saddle to drop shells, its time to consider a different brand. a quality saddle should hold the shells without issue.
 

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depends.

On the side saddle I had on the strong side of my stock, I carried brass down. reach under with my weak side, pull down and its lines up to slide in the magazine.
I haven't run a side saddle on the weak side of my receiver, but I would say it would be the same. Just keep your weak side hand out from in front of your face.

As far as recoil causing the saddle to drop shells, its time to consider a different brand. a quality saddle should hold the shells without issue.
If they held shells that tightly it would impair you from removing them quickly.

Shotgun recoil can rattle anything loose over a few strong rounds fired. I have seen shells drop from high quality side saddles and tactical lights torn apart.
 

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I keep my shells brass down for the reasons already mentioned. Also, not that any video is the end-all-be-all, if you watch the Magpul Dynamics video on shotguns, they recommend brass down on most shells as well, unless it is a shell they are loading directly into the receiver.
 

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ahhh... great info and explanations guys. I am very new to the whole sd shotgun thing and have been carrying on side-saddle with brass up.... no reason, just how I put them in there.

The reasoning for economy of motion sounds very valid, and I'll have to try it!

Glad the OP asked... not even something I knew enough to wonder about.
 

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brass down.

cause that's what I was taught.

I dont have enough experience with shotguns to say whether or not the shells can actually slide out, but I can say this: during and before our shotgun quals we put many, many rounds downrange and never once did I or anyone else in my class have shells fall out of their shell holders.

It is important to note that the force from the recoil of a shotgun is not vertical but horizontal, which may explain why the shells dont fall out from recoil. Just a thought.
 
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