Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Gunsmithing


Reply

Recoil pads

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-27-2012, 08:13 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: I live in a town name Acworth GA
Posts: 37
Recoil pads

I want to replace the recoil pad on my Savage .300 Win Mag . Who makes the best recoil reducing pad out there. I have a .30-06 that has a recoil pad that is an
1 1/4" thick , this is one of the best I have felt but I cant find a name on it . I have used a couple of grind to fit so I have no problems installing my own pads . Show me some of yours and give me some info on thickness and recoil absorbing qualities ! Thanks Kirk
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-28-2012, 02:36 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: North Bend, Oregon
Posts: 1,150
Re: Recoil pads

I have found the very best instrument for reducing recoil is a muzzle brake! Short of a brake I have also found the thicker the recoil pad, the more the rifle gets a run at me and I'm far more likely to get scoped. When shooting heavy kickers you will see me open my jacket and put the butt stock on my t-shirt. This way I move with it rather than have anything compressable to allow the rifle to build momentum. I know it all sounds wierd but it works for me.
__________________
Build a man a fire and you heat him for a day.
Set him on fire and you heat him for life.

Only accurate rifles are interesting.

Gordy and Brady.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-28-2012, 04:52 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 1,786
Re: Recoil pads

Quote:
Originally Posted by xbowhntr View Post
I want to replace the recoil pad on my Savage .300 Win Mag . Who makes the best recoil reducing pad out there. I have a .30-06 that has a recoil pad that is an
1 1/4" thick , this is one of the best I have felt but I cant find a name on it . I have used a couple of grind to fit so I have no problems installing my own pads . Show me some of yours and give me some info on thickness and recoil absorbing qualities ! Thanks Kirk
Pachmeyer has everything in the way of pads you can think of
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-28-2012, 05:43 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Posts: 190
Re: Recoil pads

Limbsaver pads work pretty well but I use Kickeeze on the trap n sporting clays guns.
__________________
There's no time quite like trigger time! .................................................. .................................................. .................../\.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-28-2012, 09:59 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Southwest Virginia
Posts: 121
Re: Recoil pads

+1 for kickeez but watch out with solvents and other things that could potentially damage it. The paint from a shop concrete floor marred mine.
__________________
Learning every day.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-28-2012, 10:18 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: GSP, SC, USA
Posts: 596
Re: Recoil pads

Quote:
Originally Posted by 112Savage View Post
+1 for kickeez but watch out with solvents and other things that could potentially damage it. The paint from a shop concrete floor marred mine.

+1 for Limbsaver on my 338WM and my SBE. The SBE will pick up anything that you sit it on with butt down......dirt, leaves, sticks, grass whatever. Think I got some cleaning chems on it back in 1998. The 338 Limbsaver is so good I don't use a brake on T-3 6.6lb.

Don't ever put it up for long times with butt on floor or it may crush it??????
__________________
Son, The first shot is the important one - the others just make him run faster! Grandpa 1949
NRA Life Member 1970
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-28-2012, 10:29 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Blackfoot, Idaho
Posts: 8,004
Re: Recoil pads

I've gone through a bunch of recoil pads.

All things came together when I installed a Limbsaver grind to fit, fitting the the stock junction while not touching the butt end.

Limbsaver's construction and increase surface are makes the 338 RUM Rem sporter a dream to shoot.

The grind to fit leaving as much surface area on the rear is my whole hearted recommendation.

Be cautious of the bottom. If not done properly it will snag loose clothing or a shirt pocket. (My experience)
__________________
I may be the slowest guy on the mountain . . . . but . . . . I'm on the mountain!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Recoil pads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Limbsaver recoil pads 400bull The Basics, Starting Out 10 01-17-2011 03:28 PM
Limbsaver or which pads ????. Alfred Crouch Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 5 11-07-2009 11:46 AM
recoil pads easton19 Equipment Discussions 4 03-05-2006 01:31 PM
Recoil Pads KRob The Basics, Starting Out 13 09-28-2005 12:04 AM
Recoil pads spiritwolf68 General Discussion 2 03-29-2004 12:46 AM

Current Poll
Where in the US do you live?
West of the Mississippi River - 59.92%
773 Votes
East of the Mississippi River - 37.75%
487 Votes
On the Mississippi River on a houseboat - 2.33%
30 Votes
Total Votes: 1,290
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC