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338AX Recoil Pad or Not

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Unread 10-29-2009, 08:59 PM
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338AX Recoil Pad or Not

I'm wondering for those that have a 338 AX with APS Painkiller muzzle brake if you thinks it's worth installing a recoil pad, gun weight will probably be approx 15 lbs. I know recoil tolerance for one may be different to another so I'll try to give you a feel for my recoil tolerance. I currently shoot a 300 RUM unbreaked, no recoil pad, gun weight approx 9.5 lbs and recoil is ok until I get around 10-15 rounds then it get to be less fun. Any comments or thoughts are appreciated. Charlie
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    Unread 10-29-2009, 10:28 PM
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    Re: 338AX Recoil Pad or Not

    Recoil will be about like a 25-06 to 270 Win at most, recoil will not be an issue. That said, every stock should have a recoil pad installed. For no other reason other then it will grip your shoulder and give your rifle a solid footprint contacting you while shooting. If the stock slips on your shoulder when fired you will get inconsistant accuracy down range.

    You will not need a significant recoil pad but you should have one. I use the Decelerator pads on most of my rifles, or at least have McMillan or Manner or the other stock makers install them on the stocks I order for customers.
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    Re: 338AX Recoil Pad or Not

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    Recoil will be about like a 25-06 to 270 Win at most, recoil will not be an issue. That said, every stock should have a recoil pad installed. For no other reason other then it will grip your shoulder and give your rifle a solid footprint contacting you while shooting. If the stock slips on your shoulder when fired you will get inconsistant accuracy down range.

    You will not need a significant recoil pad but you should have one. I use the Decelerator pads on most of my rifles, or at least have McMillan or Manner or the other stock makers install them on the stocks I order for customers.

    Thanks Kirby. I will be sending email to you shortly w/buid specs. Charlie
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    Re: 338AX Recoil Pad or Not

    10-4, Look forward to working with you.
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    Re: 338AX Recoil Pad or Not

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    recoil pad
    Kirby,
    How would that work for me???


    Chas,
    Disregard my post, I am just messing with Kirby
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