Slip on recoil pads

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by rocshaman, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. rocshaman

    rocshaman New Member

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    My 30-30 Marlin has the hard butt pad and I guess I'm getting older, my shoulder just can't take shooting it much more than 5 or 6 times. Last time I did my shoulder hurt for two weeks. I did buy a shoulder pad and it works great but is awkward to use. I might consider putting a new permanent pad on at some point but for now was wondering about the slip-ons. Anyone know anything about these?
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Other than being rather ugly they are fine. If you leave them on for extended periods of time they can discolor the stock.
     

  3. rocshaman

    rocshaman New Member

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    I can live with ugly, although I was looking at the Kick Killers with the velcro fasteners and they don't look half bad. Lot better than the black rubber ones I've seen. Are they any good though? They look like they'd be easy to put on and take off, definitely don't want to discolor the stock.
     
  4. Badshot320

    Badshot320 New Member

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    I would suggest cutting the stock and putting a good pad like a Decelerater on. Atleast your gun wont look like it had a cast on it and your length of pull will remain the same.

    Badshot
     
  5. rocshaman

    rocshaman New Member

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    Would you recommend getting a gunsmith to do the work? I've heard it can be a bit tricky to get them on right.
     
  6. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    The big thing is not screwing up the whole 'cutting the stock' part. Beyond that worst case you have to buy a new pad.
     
  7. rocshaman

    rocshaman New Member

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    Well mountainman, that's the part I worry about, I don't want to screw up my baby ya know. Maybe it's best I go with a gunsmith. Any idea how much cost is involved in getting that done?
     
  8. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    If you bring them the pad etc. it should be $100 or less.
     
  9. rocshaman

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    Hmmm, I may have to go with the slip-ons at least for awhile. I've got a couple of other guns I'm wanting to buy, and only so much budget (according to the wife) to do it with.
     
  10. 303tom

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    I use em..................
     

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  11. rocshaman

    rocshaman New Member

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    That don't look that bad at all to me. What brand is it?
     
  12. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Don`t know, one of the boys gave it to me it`s a cheapie................I Think.
     
  13. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    I use one on my Marlin 1894 lever, and it works well.

    They are only 12-15$.
     
  14. jeepejeep

    jeepejeep New Member

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    I use a LimbSaver slip on pad on my 450 Bushmaster. I can shoot it as much as I want to and have no shoulder pain at all. These things are amazing and I recommend them.
     
  15. rocshaman

    rocshaman New Member

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    I appreciate all of your input, think I'll order one and try it out. Thanks
     
  16. bcshadow

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    I bought a Husqvarna 98, 9.3 x 62mm, and put on a limbsaver medium size slip on. Cost was about $35.
    A huge difference between shooting with / without the pad - it is very comfortable to shoot.
    Well worth the money in my opinion.
     
  17. jpattersonnh

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    That is a fact on wood stocks. I use a limbsaver slip on for a few rifles. If yours has a butt pad on it it will change the LOP. I'm part ape, so I like a long length of pull.
    You really don't need to cut the stock at all. Companies like limb saver make pads that fit like a glove. They replace the original whether steel or rubber.
    http://www.limbsaver.com/firearms/recoil.php#precision
     
  18. Txhillbilly

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    Rocshaman,I have several slip on pads setting in a box. I'll give you one if you tell me the height of your stock,and if I have one that will fit it.
    Two of mine are the Limbsaver's-One is 5" tall,the other is 5 1/4". Then I have a Pachmayr pad that is 5 1/2" tall.
    I don't use them,and would be happy to send one to you. If any of these will fit on your stock,send me a PM with your address,and I'll send it to you.
     
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  19. rocshaman

    rocshaman New Member

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    I'll check Tx, if you don't mind waiting a bit. I have my guns in an office at another location for now. If it helps, the gun is a standard Marlin 336W 30-30.
     
  20. Salvo

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    Gunsmiths vary quite a bit on their charges. - You never know until you ask.

    I used to charge twenty bucks, plus the cost of the pad - but that's just me.

    It's hard if you're not used to it but once you are - its a no-brainer.