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Old 06-03-2013, 04:33 AM   #1
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So I finally took my mav 88 to the range. Do you guys have any suggestions in regards to reducing the recoil? Should I get a recoil pad or just buy a whole new stock? What's the best product I can buy in terms of longevity?

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Old 06-03-2013, 04:54 AM   #2
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So I finally took my mav 88 to the range. Do you guys have any suggestions in regards to reducing the recoil? Should I get a recoil pad or just buy a whole new stock? What's the best product I can buy in terms of longevity?
Reducing it to what...it's a 12 gauge shotgun and the kick is pretty much non-negotiable. If you are just shooting at paper try a lighter load like target loads if the range permits it. A recoil pad isn't going to tame the recoil, just make it take longer to bruise your shoulder.
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Limbsaver type recoil pad helps its the cheapest easiest and pretty effective at damping felt recoil. You can combine that with a sissy pad and its pretty damn effective for cheap

Other methids are:
reducing the shot weight
increasing gun weight
porting


Reducing shot weight is pretty much using lighter smaller shot at slower velocity

Increasing gun weight can be anything from adding a longer barrel or heavier stock or drilling out holes under the buttpad and filling in with weights or hanging crap like lights bayonets and such off rail systems.

Porting is the least effective way to go as shotguns are very low pressure so there isnt much force for the ports to use.

Lastly you could trade it in on a smaller gage shotgun.

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Actually a recoil pad, IMO, may help

minimally, if it helps to improve your

Length of Pull.

But, as stated previously, it is, after all,

a shotgun. Tuck it in tight, grip it firmly,

and suck it up. Bear in mind the power

of this firearm, and the benefit of it's use.

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Has anybody had any luck with the recoil reducing stocks that have a spring system to soak up recoil? I would like to do something for my wife and I want to get a six position stock anyway.

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What dram is the shot u are using? I would find a light target load and that should help a little. Besides that best bet is a different shotgun. It's amazing the difference you can get between say a hd, field, and clay purpose gun. Mostly because of weight, the heavier the gun the least recoil.

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I guess I'll get a limbsaver just because its cheap and hope for the best. Ill also compliment that with different ammo.

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They are guaranteed (to reduce the amount of money in your pocket)
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Limbsaver type recoil pad helps its the cheapest easiest and pretty effective at damping felt recoil. You can combine that with a sissy pad and its pretty damn effective for cheap
I second the limbsaver recoil pad...I never pack a gun into the Turkey woods without one
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They are guaranteed (to reduce the amount of money in your pocket)
They are junk. What you pay for them they should work a lot better than a 30 dollar limbsaver pad, but just plane suk. But they sure look tacticool though.
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