Originally Posted by threejones
I'm not sure about 70%, but they do make a big difference. I'd guess more like 40-50% depending on what kind of pad you have to being with.
The only pads I am used to are the following:
> 25 plus year old Pachmyr Old English Style on a custom .308 NM
> After market pad on a Winchester pre 64 M70 fwt .270
> Ruger standard recoil pad on a 7mm RM rebarreled to .375/338 WM
I am building a light weight long range hunting rifle in .300 WM and I am looking for as much recoil reduction I can get without fitting a brake.