Lightweight recoil pad suggestions?

DJ Fergus

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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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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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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.
 

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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?
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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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.
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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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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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.
What glue seems to work the best? I'm guessing that something like contact cement, boat carpet glue or shoe repair glue would work.
 
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