best recoil pad


March 27, 2008, 10:25 AM
i have decided to try a new recoil pad on my Marlin 1895g 45/70 guide gun before i do a muzzle brake. it has a pad on it fron the factory, but if there is a better one out there, i wouldn't have to mess with a muzzle brake. hopefully, i will not have to spend the $200.00 to have this done. i am looking for the best recoil pad for this, the one that will absorb the most energy. cost is secondary, but i will not spend more than $50 clams for one. please vote for your favorite pad, and if it is not on the list, do a write in campaign! thanks.

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March 27, 2008, 10:37 AM
I'd vote for the Decelerator pad since I've used it on a Marlin 45/70.

Marlin puts them on their 1895XLR model, which my father-in-law has. Felt recoil really isn't a problem with that pad (and the extra weight of the rifle).

March 27, 2008, 10:43 AM
I voted Decelerator just because it looks better. I have it and I have a Limbsaver and they both work just as well, but my Decelerator was installed by a gunsmith and it is just a really nice looking recoil pad.

Deer Hunter
March 27, 2008, 12:36 PM

Cabelas Shooter's Friend. Best pad on the market. Makes the limbsaver feel like concrete.

March 27, 2008, 12:39 PM
All those pads work. Kick-eez is probably the stickiest, but Slick-Eez (which I recommend for any pad if you want to tune up where and how it grabs your shoulder) solves excess "stick". Limbsavers really work. I haven't tried the Cabela's; it's hard to imagine a Limbsafer feeling like concrete, but I'll have to check those out when I go by a Cabela's!

For a rifle, though, I'd give Pachmayr a serious look, since they offer so much variety in thicknesses and surfaces. Also, they have reddish-brown pads that would look good on the Marlin.

March 27, 2008, 05:06 PM
Limbsaver. I like the looks of the Decelerators, but for function... Limbsaver. The last time I checked, the Remington R3 was a Limbsaver. :)

March 27, 2008, 06:35 PM
I use a slip on for my surplus rifles thats called Beartooth. It has a neoprene like slip that you can add different foam inserts to make it a different l.o.p. and reduce recoil. Heres the webpage.

March 27, 2008, 06:37 PM
Used both limbsavers and decelerators, and I can hardly tell the difference.(Both excellent) But I clicked limbsaver because I use them more.

March 27, 2008, 06:50 PM

Remington R3 is made by Limbsaver. Same/same.

I can't imagine what the Cabela's pad is likel, if the Limbsaver is considered to be concrete.
I have to find a Cabela's.

Deer Hunter
March 27, 2008, 06:55 PM

It's not pretty, but its seriously helps with the recoil. It's made out of very nice material, don't let the price set you off. I put it on my 6 pound 12 gauge. Shooting turkey 3" mags through it was actually doable with this thing.

March 27, 2008, 07:17 PM
Pachmayr offers functionality, too. Their pads are available with all sorts of surfaces, so you can decide whether you want a pad that sticks to your shoulder, or one that slides into place when you shoulder it fast, or somewhere in between.

Limbsavers don't have that variety. But Limbsavers do tame recoil.

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