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Mercury Recoil Suppressor u have one?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by atvalaska, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. atvalaska

    atvalaska New Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    camp go 4 beer alaska
    anybody have ? hows it work? i went to there web site.. really no pics ..there from what i can gather you bore a hole in the stock an insert? if i was to do a muzzle brake ,,,do this mercury thing, and a limb saver butt pad i will have the best of all worlds...
  2. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    Oct 23, 2004
    coincidentally, i first heard of those just this week. someone who has one was explaining how it works to me, but he didn't have it with him so i didn't get to play with it
  3. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Senior Elder

    Dec 24, 2002
    I have one in a shotgun. If it reduces recoil more than 11 ounces of lead, I can't tell it. The slosh of the mercury may just be advertising.
  4. Jerry D

    Jerry D New Member

    Nov 18, 2008
    the topic of whether or not they work better then lead is questionable. Most people feel they do not, I am on really wondering why no one have done tests yet to actually show this.

    I think someone should make a gun vice and attach wheels that sit on a track. Put a spring on the gun vice and onto a stationary object. Make the spring relatively stiff to resemble a shoulder - or perhaps but the but of the cart against some soft foam and then attach an automated trigger of some sort with syringes and water tubes.

    Have a slow motion camera with a ruler measure to measure how far the cart with the gun attached rolls back during firing. If mercury recoil reducers work due to the slosh effect, the cart should move back less then its equal weight in some other form attached to the gun.
  5. CBS220

    CBS220 Active Member

    Aug 6, 2007
    A lot cheaper to fill the stock of your gun with birdshot.

    Better still to shoot one you can handle instead.
  6. moosehunt

    moosehunt Active Member

    Jan 10, 2008
    I have one in a trap gun. Works very well. The above test sounds good, but it leaves out one important component--the human. Trap shooters have compared lead and mercury recoil supression a lot. The mercury wins. I can't assure that a mercury supressor would work on a rifle, but based on experience with a trap gun, I would wager it would. The down side would be the added weight, not too nice while carrying in the field. A trap gun never sees the field, so not a problem.

    As to the snide remark about getting a gun you can handle, try shooting a 12 gauge 800 to 1000 times a day regularly and then see if you are so flipant with your "advice".
  7. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Elder

    Oct 14, 2005
    Northwest Arkansas
    I have one in a 35 whelen and I fell it's just extra weight.

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