Recoil is killing me

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by fastfire57, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. fastfire57

    fastfire57 Well-Known Member

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    I am shooting a 110FCP 338 Lapua.
    The recoil shooting off a bench is ok but when I'm prone it kills me. Need advice on a really soft recoil pad.

    Thanks.
     
  2. T3-OleMan

    T3-OleMan Well-Known Member

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    Put a limb saver on my T3 SS lite 338WM before I ever shot it and no brake required. It is only 6.6lb naked.
    Good luck.
     

  3. happylilcuss

    happylilcuss Well-Known Member

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    I agree Limbsaver, and a good brake.
     
  4. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Id say more shooting is the key. But a limbsaver might help too.
     
  5. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Limbsaver or pachmayr.

    Do you have a good brake on the rifle?

    What does it weigh?

    You may need to consider a different stock with adjustable comb and butt plate.
     
  6. kweidner

    kweidner Well-Known Member

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    I'd brake it too. Recoil is no fun. +1 on limbsaver. Just be careful not to get solvent on it. You can get a slip on. I keep a couple around when I am working on different customers heavy hitters that aren't braked.
     
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  7. IdahoCTD

    IdahoCTD Well-Known Member

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    I put one of my 5 port brakes on one for a guy here locally and he liked it much better than the factory brake.
     
  8. RMulhern

    RMulhern Well-Known Member

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    Golf maybe??lightbulb
     
  9. Jordan Smith

    Jordan Smith Well-Known Member

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    A PAST recoil shield does amazing things for reducing the sharp bite of the butt stock into your shoulder.
     
  10. T3-OleMan

    T3-OleMan Well-Known Member

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    On the Limbsaver!!!!!!!!!
    Do not store the gun with butt on floor. lightbulbThe Limbsaver is a candy ass and will be ruined if it is stored with the weight on it. lightbulb
    Been there done that!!!!:rolleyes::D
    Good luck
     
  11. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    On the Limbsaver giving problems, I had 4 that were literally melting. Two were Remington versions and two were Limbsaver brand. I got tired of it and called Remington and Limbsaver. Both of them were aware of the problem blaming it on a bad batch of rubber or coating. Both companys mailed me new pads at no cost.
     
  12. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    this is the problem with them. I like what they do but they aren't durable at all!
    I say weight the gun down and get a better brake.
     
  13. fastfire57

    fastfire57 Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to hunt with it and it's at the weight limit.
    I tried to get a Painkiller break but they wouldn't make one with 5/8x24 thread.
     
  14. T3-OleMan

    T3-OleMan Well-Known Member

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    All ya got to do is stand it butt up with the barrel in a spray paint cap and every thing is fine.
    Works for me.:D


    Thanks Nimrodmar10, I'll remember that in case one fails.