Recoil reducer question?


March 9, 2011, 09:46 PM
I have to Winchesters that I am thinking about putting a recoil reducer in.

The first and most important to me is the Win Model 70, it is a 300 win mag. I just pulled the recoil pad and the whole inside of the stock is open except for the foam that is in there. What would be the best route to go with this?

Second is a Win model 94 that is chambered in 444 Marlin. The stock is as some of you will already know, solid. Is it a good idea to have it drilled out or should I just live with it. Its not that bad any way, a light 240 grain hand load is pretty smooth. But I think it will be slightly different when I start loading some hot 270 grain loads for furry pigs.

So what do you all think?

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March 9, 2011, 09:52 PM
Put some limbsavers on

March 10, 2011, 02:57 AM
You could use the mercury filled reducers in them.Brownells has several,starting around $50.00.You would need to remove enough foam to epoxy it in,so it might take some work,but I am told they work very well.Add a good quality,soft pad,and you should be good to go.Just make sure to shorten the stock if you add a thicker pad,as a poor fitting stocks seem to magnify the recoil.

Steel Talon
March 10, 2011, 03:09 AM
back in 1981 my father was the 12th heart transplant recipient. Ultimately we set his 270 (pump) with 2 mercury recoil reducers and a pachmayr recoil pad, we reduced recoil on his 1100 also. with in 2 years of the surgery he was back in the field hunting.

Since it was a solid wood stock it was straight forward drilling / instalation. No after problems at all that I can remember.

Take it to a smith

March 10, 2011, 04:35 AM
If you're concerned about recoil drill the stock out on the 94 and put one of those mercury filled reducers in there an put a good pad like a Decellarator on it. I don't think a 94 would look good with a brake on the barrel. On the model 70, you could go with a muzzle brake or use one of the mercury units in the butt with a quality recoil pad. One thing, if you decide to go with a brake on the 300, don't let em cut any barrel off unless you don't mind losing some MV. I'm funny about that. If I have a 24 inch barrel or a 26 inch barrel on a cartridge that will benefit from barrel length, such as your 300, I don't want anybody shortning the barrel. I want all the barrel I can handle. That's just me.

March 10, 2011, 02:30 PM
So drilling out the foam to fit the reducer and then using epoxy is a good way to go to get the reducer to fit and stay in the 300? And no I don't like a muzzle break they seem to make the gun a bit too loud, I would rather deal with the recoil. I don't think it is going to be that bad to begin with, but for 50-60 bucks it would be worth minimizing it if I could.

On the 94 I am mainly concerned about ruining a good stock. It is a great gun and I would hate to ruin it. How hard are stocks to come by? I know that since it is a post 64, it will probably not be a collectors item any time soon but you never know what the future will hold.

March 16, 2011, 10:00 PM
I wouldn't fool with it on anything as small as a .300 Win. Mag.

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