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Old 01-24-2014, 08:02 PM   #11
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How heavy was the projectile? IF the 22/250 packed a punch, range time may eliminate the problem.

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How heavy was the projectile? IF the 22/250 packed a punch, range time may eliminate the problem.
My neighbors wife has a 25/06 that is cut very short to fit a small woman. Her husband hates to shoot the 25/06 because his thumb is right under his nose. I have had to deal with short rifles all my life due to my size. I end up shooting the 25/06 to make sure it is shooting right. Even with the super short stock I feel very little recoil.

If the 22/250 has to much recoil you need to get some professional help from a gunsmith or shooting instructor. You are placing the gun right on the pressure point in your shoulder and it has to stop.
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The LOP being to short is an easy fix. I Have ape arms, I'm not a small person. My savage 110 in 7mm Rem mag was never bad as far as recoil, but I always had an issue when I shouldered the rifle if I was not wearing winter clothing. I put a Limbsaver recoil pad on it after neck surgery and now it is as timid as my 6.5x55 rifles. The extra 1/2" LOP makes it just shoulder perfectly w/ perfect scope alignment every time. Another factor is if the .30-06 ammo was something like cor-lokt that uses a fast powder and has quite a bite. When I bought my 7mm, my buddy bought the same exact model in .270. His rifle using Cor-lokt ammo had more felt recoil, alot more. When I use handloads in mine is is very light recoiling using IMR4831

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How heavy was the projectile? IF the 22/250 packed a punch, range time may eliminate the problem.
Projectile was 160 grains. Range time will help for sure.

The 22/250 didn't kick near as much as the 30-06. Part of that is due to the 22/250 rifle weighed a ton.

I'm beginning to think that once I figure out my LOP, a good recoil pad and range time may solve my problem.
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Yup the old Remington wood can be pretty, but on the old BDL's they came with butt plates.

The magnums had recoil pads (so did 1100 magnum shotguns).

Even the old style rubber pads helped quite a bit, but the latest stuff is even softer.

But for cost savings I'd just get a used factory cheap Remington synthethic stock with old style pad. By the time you get a decent recoil pad and cut the wood stock.........it's more time and or $ (if you have a good stock guy do it).

I've done several, takes me a while as I don't have the jig. Results are fine..............but not everybody does a good job.

Old and cranky, less hassle in my opinion, to just swap the whole stock. And if you do that, you have the original for any sentimental value.

After that, shoot 180's and lighter and it should be pleasant. The more you shoot the less it will seem to kick too. My buddy had a .300 winmag, previously just a varmint rifle guy.

After a summer of load development and practice he thinks it a p*ssycat.

While barrel porting methods work, I'd steer clear of that. Stuff is loud enough already. Do everything you can to preserve your hearing. Even when hunting.

Tinnitus sucks, really bad too.

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Sounds like the stock doesn't fit you properly.

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I was just at a local shop and saw an old BDL stock with recoil pad (old stamped checkering, narrow forend tip). It was in suprisingly decent shape...........a magnum stock from way back (long action)..............for $35.

Might buy it next go around............but I let an old ADL 7mm mag slip by last month

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