Limbsaver vs Pachmayr Decelerator for Mossberg 835?


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Frog48
August 23, 2008, 12:24 PM
I'm looking for a new recoil pad for my Mossberg 835. When using 3.5" shells, the recoil can be a bit much.

Between the Limbsaver and Pachmayr Decelerator, does one do a better job as lessening perceived recoil?

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Dave McCracken
August 23, 2008, 02:35 PM
Close call. I've some of each here and darned if I can tell.

Get either. Both work well.

sm
August 23, 2008, 02:54 PM
Pachmayr Decelerator

Most folks find the LOP is too long with hunting coats for waterfowl ,which will affect gun fit and which of course causes more felt recoil.

So...
Gunsmith fits gun to shooter , with shooter wearing hunting coats, shortens LOP and sticks on a Pachmayr Decelerator.

Then...
Since most waterfowlers shoot from positions other than standing - the shooter gets hung up on mounting gun to face with coats and and again more felt recoil.

So...
Inside of pad, toe and heel of gun are contoured to assist in correctly mounting gun to face.

Plus...adding a pad to comb. Pach makes one, one can use Moleskin, or make one from a mousepad.

Comb fit is part of gun fit earlier...however...improper form caused by being in a more restrictive shooting position, a shooter will get a bad mount, trip trigger on a roman candle and them things flat hurt, especially when its cold out.

So a pad might be part of gun fit, or one can be added if need to assist.
The thickeness can be tweaked as need as well.

Then again I cheat, I use 2 3/4" shells from a 835 and let the Greenheads come on in a bit.

The two or three 3.5" shells my buddy and I have in a pocket is just to have.

I / we back up folks so sometimes, we shoot more than some folks do
"Whoa! You guys ain't sore from shooting them roman candles?"
"Nope!"

plumberroy
August 23, 2008, 03:12 PM
I have shot enough 12gauge 3 1/2 shells to know ,if I really need a 3 1/2 shell I will bring my 10 gauge! yea I know I ain't helping
Roy

Frog48
August 23, 2008, 03:55 PM
Thanks guys!

I dont shoot 3.5" shells very often, but I just want to be able to do it comfortably... regardless how infrequent it may be.

MCgunner
August 23, 2008, 04:01 PM
sm hits on it, but for ME, the Mossberg does NOT have enough drop at comb. My 500 used to pound the HELL out of me so bad it'd lay my cheek open and I'd bleed like a stuck hog. It was really bad on those crossing shots when you're shooting to your right (left hand shooter here) and you can't move your feet because they're mired in muck. Then, I found out from the good folks here that I could shim the stock with pop bottle plastic to lower the drop. By golly it worked! The thing no longer hurts, at all. It's even fun to shoot, now! LOL I was seriously considering a gas gun for a 3" gun until I did this, saved me money I didn't wanna spend on a new 12 gauge. Of course, I just wasted more money on a 10 gauge, but that's another story....:rolleyes:

Fit is REALLY important to felt recoil. I might have to break out a wood rasp on that 10, don't know yet, on order. But, I think in terms of proper fit any more rather than pads installed here and there.

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