Two (limbsaver) butt pads?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by Lindenwood, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Lindenwood

    Lindenwood New Member

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    Has anyone tried this? I thought about doing this, or at least "shimming" under the limbsaver with some softer foam or rubber or something. My main concern would be the butt being so flimsy that the pad(s) fold sideways during shooting, perhaps tearing the top slip-on pad, or causing the gun to hit me in the shooting arm's bicep, or even just required me to continually reset the stock on my shoulder after firing.

    Just interested in getting a little more recoil reduction while keeping the original stock.
     
  2. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    I have one on my 7mm Rem Mag. Works great. I don't use one on my shotguns. You can buy a slip on. I use one on my heavy recoiling Military rifles, that way I don't modify them in any way. It also helps if you have ape arms. Adds that 1" to length of pull for mutant types.
     

  3. Lindenwood

    Lindenwood New Member

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    I do have a Limbsaver slip-on, but was just wondering about increasing the recoil reduction primarily for muzzle control in general, and more comfort prone / benched slug use.
     
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  4. jimbobpissypants

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    I have tried that on one of my clays guns. It did not go well. Too much slop during the mount. Too spongy once it was mounted. I fooled around with several configs. Finally gave up and bought better adjustable butt pad.
     
  5. jpattersonnh

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    The limbsaver or the Mercury tube??
     
  6. DarinCraft

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    Are you talking about buying two recoil pads; screwing one onto the buttstock and then screwing the second one onto the first one?

    If you are, there would be several problems.

    1) the LOP would be about 2" longer than the original, making it awkward.

    2) When mounting the second, you would either...
    a) use LOOOOONG enough screws to go through the first pad which would essentially eliminate the benefits of the first one and you would have two screws extending into your shoulder when you pulled the trigger or...
    b) screw the second pad into the first pad. In that case as soon as there was any lateral force it would rip the screws out of the first pad. Which is what one of your fears was.

    3) It would look kinda' cheesy.

    and lastly what the hell are you shooting that you need two recoil pads...a friggin' shoulder mounted howitzer?:eek::D
     
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  7. mrm14

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    They make 1/2" thick and 1" thick Decel pads.

    Why dont you just go to a 1" Decel Pad?

    Also, you'll screw off your length of pull (LOP) if you stack too much in pads, like DarenCraft said.

    Hell, you may even have to trim off some of the butt stock to maintain your proper LOP with a 1" pad.
     
  8. jimbobpissypants

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    The one I bought was a Morgan adjustable. They come in thicknesses up to 1 1/2 inch(I think).