Originally Posted by kbd512
That's a good looking stock. What type of sling do you have on your 700?
.30-06 has some ass behind it. My M1 gives my shoulder a workout, but my 870 never leaves a mark on it. Steel vs rubber.
I have a Boyds prairie hunter stock. Pillar bedded for the Remington 700 long action. I have actually decided to sell it. Asking $75. Sling was a neoprene el cheapo from Walmart. Cheap, comfortable, did the job. Recoil with my 30-06 was never noticeable in the woods. But off the bench was another story. 5 rounds was enough to make you start flinching and have pain. A slip on recoil pad from Walmart cost $20. I figured I'd give it a try before having a smith install a brake for bench use. That cheap pad was night and day difference! I could shoot and tune for an entire afternoon with that thing and have no pain at all! Buy one for your m1. Seriously, if you Dont like it, slip it back off and you're out a whopping $20.