recoil pads

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by easton19, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. easton19

    easton19 Member

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    I am going to replace the recoil pad on my Winchester Laredo with either a Limbsaver or a HiViz xcoil pad i have no experience with either any help would be appreciated thanks chad
     
  2. Crane

    Crane Well-Known Member

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    I put a Limbsaver on my son's rifle, it's great. Those grind-to-fit pads are a little tricky if you have never done one before. Freeze it and use a bench mounted belt sander for the best results.
     

  3. royinidaho

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    Freeze it and use a bench mounted belt sander for the best results.

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    Wished you would have posted that a year ago. I put on a grid to fit to be able to keep the extra wide width on a bit of a kicker of a rifle. Looks like heck. Now, I'll get a new one and do the freeze thing. Thanks a bunch.

    easton19,

    Had a Decelerator on the above kicker of a rifle. Things weren't good. Added some weight and that helped. The Limbsaver made the real difference. I would highly recommened them. And with Crane's technique the grind to fit would increase that recommendation.
     
  4. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    if anyone cares...the R3 pads are made by limbsaver, they are the same thing, but usually a little cheaper....
     
  5. Crane

    Crane Well-Known Member

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    Those Limbsaver pads are so soft, almost impossible to grind and if you press to hard the sander might take a big chunk out of your expensive pad and ruin it. Freezing works great, the harder it is the better it grinds. I found myself re-freezing a few times. I think the heat from the friction tends to thaw it out rather quickly.