Bought a used REM 700 BDL LH in 338 Win Mag last fall. The way it came the stock was cut a bit short and with a Decelerator pad installed. My first experience off the bench was Wow, Ouch, Damn! This is painful very painful. This was with 225 gr bullets at 2800 fps plus. I added a bit over a pound to it which tamed it a bit. I made a special shoulder pad out of 3/4" heavy duty rubber. The added weight and the shoulder pad made things tollerable but 3 shots was about all a fella wanted to do with it. Replaced the Decelerator with a medium size Limbsaver grind to fit pad and lengthened the pull to 14 1/2". The pad was left at full width and was tapered down to the stock. Fired 15 shots in 3 shot groups at 200 yds. Smallest group was .53 moa. Loads were 250gr bullets at between 2735 and 2854 fps. All shots were from the bench. Bottom line: Felt recoil reduced dramatically. Will have no problems, recoil at least, working up long range loads for this one. I couldn't recommend the Limbsaver more highly. I'll be installing another one on the 375 H&H which is already fun to shot.