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Anti-recoil stock?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ExAgoradzo, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. ExAgoradzo

    ExAgoradzo Well-Known Member

    So, I understand that some stocks help lessen the recoil of a gun more than others...What do I look for?
    Muzzle break, recoil pad, and... Especially thinking in terms of larger calibers, 375 h&h, 45-70, etc.
  2. jnoble87

    jnoble87 Well-Known Member

    I prefer a good recoil pad, like a Limbsaver or the Pachmayr Decelerator. They really work well and tame excessive recoil.
  3. Dr T

    Dr T Well-Known Member

    The synthetic stock on my Sako TRG takes the sting out of my 300 Weatherby Mag. However, not all synthetic stocks are created equally. Look for a recoil pad that has sorbothane in it. And a PAST pad to wear on your shoulder will help.

    When shooting my 375 H&H, I wrap a neoprene scuba weight belt with about 10 lbs in in around the stock :)
  4. Hizzie

    Hizzie Well-Known Member

    A properly designed stock that fits the shooter correctly will always kick less than a poorly designed ill fitting stock. A good recoil pad such as Pachmayr Decerator can help considerably. Keep in mind that shooting big bore/heavy recoiling rifles is not the same as shooting small bores. There is a different technique to do it right. Don't shoot big bores from the bench if at all possible.
  5. JWF III

    JWF III Well-Known Member

    The #1 rule in recoil management.

  6. ExAgoradzo

    ExAgoradzo Well-Known Member

    Is there a place I can go to learn this technique: I've never shot big bore before and I want to learn (at least get the idea) before I dislocate my shoulder :).
  7. snakeman

    snakeman Well-Known Member

    knoxx talon thumbhole
  8. Hizzie

    Hizzie Well-Known Member

    Check out Accurate Reloading and 24hr Campfire. The way it was explained to me was:

    Place the butt of the rifle more towards your pec than shoulder.

    Use a more squared up stance.

    Pull the rifle tighly into shoulder.

    Use weak hand to pull back and down on the fore end. Get a good grip.

    Lean into the rifle

    Bend knee of front leg.

    Brace yourself with rear leg.

    Roll with the punch.

    *Do NOT be afraid of the rifle.* Most important.

    Honestly it won't be as bad as everyone has made it out to be. I managed 12 510gr SP's @ 2040 out of my 8.5lb 458WM with a rock hard recoil pad. A 375H&H in a decently heavy rifle will be a breeze. And 45-70 is only technically a big bore.;)
  9. ExAgoradzo

    ExAgoradzo Well-Known Member

    Thanks Hizzie. Thanks for the admonition to get a good fitting stock and for the note on 'how' to do it.
    Also, thanks guys on the pads to buy as well...
  10. mortablunt

    mortablunt Well-Known Member

    A good recoil pad and a thick garment will do it. Supposedly, a stock that goes straight backward will help. Definitely don't use bigger caliber guns in flimsy shirts or while shirtless. Now one thing that people often forget to tell you is that heavier guns have less recoil, and that the recoil characteristics of bigger guns tend to be slower than those of smaller guns. It's more like having a packed snowball thrown into you versus the gun trying to jump out of your hands.

    I first got taught the basics of shooting on a 12 ga shotgun when I was 12 or so and here's what I was taught. Firstly, push that gun up really tight into your clavicle and into your ribcage; your arm should not be touching the stock at all. Secondly, grip it hard like something you don't want to release. Thirdly, lean into the gun. Fourthly, square yourself against it. Fifthly, plant your feet hard. Sixthly,smile a bit and squeeze the trigger. You will feel a bit of an abrupt push. Still holding the gun? That wasn't so bad, wasn't it? Fire again as desired.

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