Shotguns, known for their versatility, reliability and sheer power, are a favorite amongst hunters and sports shooters alike. However, using these firearms often brings with it the challenge of managing recoil, a physical force that can affect accuracy and shooter comfort. One technique purposed to address this issue is backboring, a barrel modification process. But does backboring really reduce recoil in shotguns? To understand this, we need to delve into the basics of shotgun recoil and backboring.