Anyone familiar with LimbSaver Recoil Pads

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by Richard Owl Mirror, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Richard Owl Mirror

    Richard Owl Mirror Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  2. ultraedge

    ultraedge Well-Known Member

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    Limbsaver Recoil Pads do help, but I would also recommend a good muzzle brake. Gary
     

  3. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    it's my "go to" for new rifles and replacement recoil pads
     
  4. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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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
     
  5. Richard Owl Mirror

    Richard Owl Mirror Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the advice !
     
  6. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  7. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    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