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Anyone familiar with LimbSaver Recoil Pads

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Unread 04-26-2013, 12:12 AM
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Anyone familiar with LimbSaver Recoil Pads

Hello everyone, I have medical conditions which may be inflamed by Recoil.
I was searching online and came across this product: https://www.limbsaver.com/store/home.php

I was wondering if anyone is familiar with this product and would recommend I include it on the Savage 116 I am buying on Saturday?
They have a wide variety, from Nitro Recoil Pad for Powerful Safari Grade Calibers to one specific item which fits the Savage-Mod 10/110. I believe the 116 is very similar to the 110 so, I most likely would go with that.

Depending upon what you folks might recommend.
I really want to join my friends on their hunting trips but, I am still fearful that the recoil could do damage to my shoulder, as my bones are brittle (degen. bone disease throughout my body). i.e. recoil-sensitive individuals.

I know I should wait and see how the rifle feels but, I am concerned so I am searching for ALL remedies so nothing gets in my way in planning to hunt.

I appreciate any advice you can offer.

BTW, I also found: handguns for recoil-sensitive individuals at: Defensive Pistols: Low Recoil Options if you may know of someone who could use this info.
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    Unread 04-26-2013, 09:05 AM
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    Re: Anyone familiar with LimbSaver Recoil Pads

    Limbsaver Recoil Pads do help, but I would also recommend a good muzzle brake. Gary
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    Unread 04-26-2013, 09:22 AM
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    Re: Anyone familiar with LimbSaver Recoil Pads

    it's my "go to" for new rifles and replacement recoil pads
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    Unread 04-26-2013, 09:01 PM
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    Re: Anyone familiar with LimbSaver Recoil Pads

    Your Savage already comes with a good sized recoil pad installed, and it comes with a brake. Since you're getting this rifle in the 270 Win caliber the recoil will probably be similar to a 243 Win. That's what my 80 pound 14 year old daughter shoots, so I would shoot it first before you decide to spend more money on swapping a recoil pad. The benefit you gain will likely be a very small amount especially for the money spent and hassle of installing it onto a plastic stock.

    You'd probably be better off purchasing a PAST recoil pad to wear if you're really worried about the recoil.

    Amazon.com: past recoil pad
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    Unread 04-26-2013, 10:46 PM
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    Re: Anyone familiar with LimbSaver Recoil Pads

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    Your Savage already comes with a good sized recoil pad installed, and it comes with a brake. Since you're getting this rifle in the 270 Win caliber the recoil will probably be similar to a 243 Win. That's what my 80 pound 14 year old daughter shoots, so I would shoot it first before you decide to spend more money on swapping a recoil pad. The benefit you gain will likely be a very small amount especially for the money spent and hassle of installing it onto a plastic stock.

    You'd probably be better off purchasing a PAST recoil pad to wear if you're really worried about the recoil.

    Amazon.com: past recoil pad
    Thank you for the advice !
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    Unread 04-27-2013, 12:51 AM
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    Re: Anyone familiar with LimbSaver Recoil Pads

    I agree get the past magnum pad. My uncle bought me one after shoulder surgery, worked amazingly well. Also if your rifle doest have a brake get one. My rifles also wear limbsaver pads. Hope it works for you
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    Unread 04-29-2013, 12:52 AM
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    Re: Anyone familiar with LimbSaver Recoil Pads

    I have used the slip-on recoil pad and it makes recoil from heavy magnums like the 300 RUM tolerable. It doesn't eliminate it.

    If recoil is going to be an issue I strongly recommend a good brake. Even if you have a good recoil pad, you can still get your teeth rocked if your rifle is not properly shouldered.

    Good luck
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