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  1. djfergus

    djfergus Well-Known Member

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    Looking for suggestions on lighter weight recoil pads that will still reasonably dampen recoil. I'm getting ready to put together a lightweight 7mm rem mag. I have mostly used limbsavers in the past. Can any one tell me if a kick eez, pachmyer, or another recoil pad comparable in recoil dampening would be any lighter than a limbsaver?
     
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    djfergus Well-Known Member

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    No one will any suggestions?
     
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    cohunt Well-Known Member

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    Superlight? Try the microcell from hastings , 3 thicknesses 3 weights, all superlight I got the middle thickness and after grind it came out as 1.7 oz
     
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  4. djfergus

    djfergus Well-Known Member

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    I will check them out. Thanks for the info.
     
  5. LVJ76

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    I would provably go with a limbsaver if you are recoil sensitive, they work great and especially on a light rifle.
     
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    x2 on the limbsaver! i have one on my T3x Superlite 7mm rem mag and its perfect.
     
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    Definitely go with the micro cell from Hastings.
    Great recoil absorption, light as it gets
     
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    Micocell if you want weight reduction. The 1/2" pad once ground comes in at less than 1 oz and actually works. I'd go with a 1" pad on the 7mm mag though. I really like the Limbsaver airtech pads too. Lighter than a regular pad and works better. Not near as light as the micro cells though.
     
  9. Jack C Patterson

    Jack C Patterson New Member

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    I've got a Pachmyers on my X-3 7mm RM and a Limbsaver on my Model 70 7mm RM, recoil is very manageable. No differently between the two.
     
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    The Hastings are generally used for shotguns, but I've seen some on rifles ground to fit. I like the Pachmayr and Limbsavers with great relief of recoil.
     
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    Buy some size 13 flip flops at walmart and carve a few out. Attach with glue. Superlight and when one wears out, cut out another. They make for some amazingly light pads. Variety of colors too lol.
     
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    I saw some pictures online where some one done that and it turned out to look really good after they shaped and sanded it. Looked like a factory job
     
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    KurtB Well-Known Member

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    I've done one so far and if working on a lightweight wouldn't hesitate to do another. Matte black flip flop. Maybe $8 for enough material to do 4 pads.
     
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    What glue seems to work the best? I'm guessing that something like contact cement, boat carpet glue or shoe repair glue would work.