View Full Version : Need recoil reduction advice
11-20-2005, 12:17 PM
Just picked up my first rifle this past Thursday. It's a Sig 7mm Rem Mag model SHR-970 with synthetic stock. Had my scope mounted and bore sighted then went out to sight in on Friday. Shot 40 rounds of 150grn Remington express Core-LockT ammo. Man that gun kicks like a mule. I've shot '06's, 300H&H and .300 ultra mag before as well as smaller calibers. I've never been punched this hard. The stock has a black rubber recoil pad about a 1/2 thick. I need some advice on serious recoil reduction methods. I expected to be sore after 40 rounds but was suprised at the kick of my first shot. I weigh 275 and can handle a kick but this is a bit too much. Maybe I'm just wimpier that I thought. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-hitting-self.gif
Your advice would be greatly appreciated.
11-20-2005, 05:31 PM
1" Decelerator or Kickeez pad.
11-20-2005, 06:13 PM
For the range, check out the Lead Sled (http://www.oneclickshooting.com/shopdisplayproducts.asp?page=2). I'm definitely buying one before a sight in my shotgun scope. I am a pretty thin guy and recoil usually does not bother me while I am shooting (my adrenalin is pumping pretty good at the time)..... I sure feel it afterwords though.
A better recoil pad such as the Pachmyr pads, a recoil pad that you put on your shoulder (in addition to the rifle recoil pad) or a bench mount such as the lead sled. Use all three when at the rifle range. When actually hunting the better rifle pad will help. Of course when you hunt you don't shoot too many rounds. Another possibility is a muzzle brake.
11-21-2005, 09:00 AM
thanks for all your comments. I think I'm gonna get a good recoil pad put on my gun and get the lead sled for the range. Thanks again.
11-21-2005, 07:48 PM
SIMS makes a really good recoil pad, they make both the slip on model and the cut to fit model.
11-22-2005, 07:56 AM
I had two shoulder operations and use a PAST reciol pad that you wear. I have a Super Mag Plus and it definately does the job, but it's really bulky. I would recommend the Mag Plus.
11-25-2005, 09:26 PM
Love my Pachmayer Decelerator.
12-19-2005, 04:02 PM
Laugh at me all you want, but every year I sight in five hunting rifles (two 308's, one 06, and two 7 Mags) and I found a medium size feather pillow, doubled over, is just about right:--) After I get them sighted in, then I go through about ten shots each without the pillow.
02-11-2006, 10:54 PM
My shooting buddy and I fill all our synthetic stocks (inline muzzle loaders, 3.5" Rem Supermag and Mossberg slug barrels) with polyester resin and install Limbsaver pads. The difference is unbelivable. Don't wait only $5 ore so for the resin and $25 for the Limbsaver.
02-11-2006, 11:32 PM
Make sure you don't start getting an ugly flinch from this. It will be hell to cure. Flinches are one of the main problems with the mag calibers. I find that a sandbag (the filled shot bags at the range) between your shoulder and the stock do wonders when sighting in! And if you want to practise for the hunt, don't bench rest, but stand up, kneel, sit etc. That makes a big difference, because your body can move away with the gun.
I know what I am talking about. I have a rifled barrel for my 870 pump and shoot one ounce lead sabots with 12 gauge 3" magnum shells. OUCH!!!
Hope this helps.
02-14-2006, 09:05 AM
My TC Encore in 405 Winchester kicks like a mule.Installed a simms pad and use a folded diaper for benchrest work,does the trick. This is not a target gun, so gets it's zero checked before every field trip. However it will shoot moa if i do my part too my suprise. goodluck
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