Reducing recoil

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by VazDaGoon, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. VazDaGoon

    VazDaGoon New Member

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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?
     
  2. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    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. :p
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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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.
     
  4. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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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.
     
  5. Hectocotylus

    Hectocotylus New Member

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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.
     
  6. nicklarimore

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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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  7. VazDaGoon

    VazDaGoon New Member

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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.
     
  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    They are guaranteed (to reduce the amount of money in your pocket)
     
  9. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    I second the limbsaver recoil pad...I never pack a gun into the Turkey woods without one
     
  10. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    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. ;)
     
  11. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    A cheaper route than even the Limbsaver pad is to fill your hollow synthetic stock with sand or lead shot. You will get some muscles too :D
     
  12. VazDaGoon

    VazDaGoon New Member

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    Maybe ill do both lol
     
  13. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    Synthetic stocks are nice for extreme wet weather but give more recoil in the process. Your buttstock is hollow, and you can take a sandwich sealable baggie and fill it half full of sand and slip it inside the stock. If there is more room, add a second bag. :D
     
  14. Wiseman3

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    I have an old Mossberg bolt action 20 g that just beat the crap out of you. Had trouble getting my wife to shoot more than a couple rounds out of it. I bought a $20 limb saver and it was night and day. Finally allowed her to get a good days range shoot out of it. Of coarse after she started to shoot better she asked me for her own. Picked up a Mossberg 500 20g w/ wood stock and 26" barrel. She loves that gun and haven't needed to put the limb saver on at all.
     
  15. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    In terms of longetivity, the synthetic stock and limbsave recoil pad should last your lifetime. Sometimes rubber does lose its elasticness, and may crack on you over 30 years or so. By then they will have a new and improved recoil pad ;)
     
  16. Hectocotylus

    Hectocotylus New Member

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    Anybody have luck with just a regular six position stock? My wife is 5'2 and my shotguns LOP is just too long for her to properly hold it, meaning she gets more recoil than necessary. Maybe one of those limbsavers would work well on one of those.
     
  17. Anna_Purna

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    is the stock going to have the handgrip with it. or is it a 6 position stock only kinda stock?
    The handgrip included stocks are where I felt the recoil the most (in the hand)
     
  18. Jagermeister

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    Anna has something there about muscles. Work on your chest and shoulders at the Fitness Center. Intake extra protein to facilitate muscle growth. You will see a large difference.
     
  19. therewolf

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    I'm going to try this with my 500. Kicks

    like an angered Yak...
     
  20. Hectocotylus

    Hectocotylus New Member

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    I was thinking about one with the handgrip because tacticool you know... The ones worth the handgrip are the only ones I can find. It seems like a good excuse to buy a shotgun for the wife but money doesn't grow on trees