I recently puchased a LSS 700 in 7mm Rum and find the recoil excessive. What are some options to reduce the felt recoil in this gun without increasing its weight significantly? I've been reluctant to consider a break because of noise while shooting. How noisy are they to the shooter as compared to a stock gun? How much reduction in recoil with a break? Who makes the best recoil pad on the market?
I agree with Len. I always have a set of pulgs around my neck and can quickly insert them before taking aim. If I'm in a stand or a fixed location, I use my Peltor Tac 7 muffs. They more than double sound and in stereo too.
Like Len I ware a set of plugs around my neck and put them in before the shot...Thats the plan anyway.
Was doggin last summer with the Ruger VT in 223,the AR,8twist 22-250 and the 50BMG.I use the Ruger VT most,with its 26" barrel and low velosity loads I find ear plugs are optional.I had taken the ear plugs out while shootin the VT so I could converse with the other two shooters when a good shot for the 50 BMG presented itself.What happened next was just plain stupid and a total brain fart on my part!!I warned the others I was gona pull the trigger on Boomer but forgot or thought I had mine out(I ware ear plugs at work and already have some hearing loss,to the tune of 75% on the high tones)When I pulled the triger I thought my head was gona expload and my ears rang even louder(lost another 5% over that lose of attention).
Now the 50 is an extreame example but one that does permenant damage as do most magnums with a break,hell even the 20"AR barrel in 223 will do damage.
To stay on topic here my advice to the main question is to first realize that brake or no brake that RUM is gona damage your hearing without wareing some kind of protection so a brake is a good option to reduce recoil.On my 7mag I found a better recoil pad was enough to get'r done.
The 50BMG on the other had needs the full package.
#1A good reciol pad
#3a brake and a good one!!
#4mucury recoil reducers in the stock.There was room for two in the stock so it got two!!
#5 I even made a front rest that is very heavy that bolts to the gun
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