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Recoil pad for Mosin 91/30?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Shrinkmd, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. Shrinkmd

    Shrinkmd Well-Known Member

    Any recommendations on the best "slip on" pad for a Mosin 91/30. I love it, but after an extended session at the range my shoulder is less fond of it.

    Brand/size experiences appreciated.

    It is interesting how a $129 rifle is starting to get more expensive...
  2. foghornl

    foghornl Well-Known Member

    I put a less-than-$10 Butler Creek Medium on my M-44 Mosin-Nagant. Takes out a lot of the 'kick'
  3. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    $7 slip on at WalMart, made shooting the M38 a joy.
  4. railroader

    railroader Well-Known Member

    I'll second the slip on from walmart. I have one on my 91/30 and it works. Mark
  5. M.E.Eldridge

    M.E.Eldridge Well-Known Member

    A Mosin for $129? Around here they go for about $80 and they're less than that on the net.
  6. Q-Lock

    Q-Lock Well-Known Member

    You don't know the history/quality of his 91/30. Perhaps it has excellent wood, blueing, bore...all matching numbers, etc. Sure you can get a 91/30 for $80, but that doesn't mean a 91/30 for $129 is overpriced. Some people like to pay for a better quality.
  7. Shrinkmd

    Shrinkmd Well-Known Member

    My overpriced mosin?


    Well, Sarco has decent stuff in person. All matching (except stamped floorplate with new number), matching bayonet. Blueing is perfect, wood is fine, although I need to get around to reshellacing the handguards a bit. It seems to shoot well, no sticky bolt or whatever after a couple hundred rounds, and the bore looks pretty good, even shines with fairly sharp lands (or so I think)

    That and stinky NJ won't let you C&R to your heart's content, so that $70 internet special becomes the same price with shipping and FFL, without me doing the handpicking, so to speak.

    I will try out the cheap-o ,medium size pad. Thanks.
  8. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    Academy sells a 'SMALL" SLIP ON PAD, might be butler creek , not sure , for about 7-8 bucks.
  9. jeremywills

    jeremywills Well-Known Member

    Best recommendation I can say is the small size limbsaver from walmart, yea they are a bit more but its a perfect fit. Its also a prefect fit on my SKS. Do I actually need it, no. But all of my friends seem to be scared to death when I drag them to the range and so they request it. I throw it in the range bag when taking a friend. Some folks who are not very experienced with guns and are very recoil shy need them. The SKS and Mosin have shorter than typical Length of pull too so alot of other folks I know use the pads for compensation on that. The recoils not that bad, but a lot of folks seem to have this conception the Mosin kicks like a mutha. Well the Carbine length ones do have a healthier kick, but if I can handle it at 5feet 4inches and just over a 120 lbs I think most other folks can too. My friends also think the SKS has alot of kick and Im nuts to fire it without a pad. :) Each to his own. I actually look foward to the recoil on both. I thrive off of it.

    The small size Limbsaver at Walmart fits great on the Mosin if you wanna give it a shot, go for it. They are a tad bit more than the Butlercreek ones. I think they look nicer too IMHO. Yes, spending a few bucks more for an all matching overall good finished quality Mosin is the way to go IMHO too. Does not mean that a sub 100 dollar Nagant cant be a real good shooter. YMMV Good luck.
  10. Shrinkmd

    Shrinkmd Well-Known Member


    Actually at Sarco you don't have much choice! They are more expensive, but they seem to have the better stuff in the showroom.

    Things like the matching logbook with their unissued Yugo SKS (which shows production, not refurbishing, or so it says in serbo-croatian) or all matching K31 with the tag under the butt.

    I also enjoy the irony that one of the biggest dealers in milsurp goodies is right here in Northern NJ.

    I'm surprised that they haven't relocated all their warehouses to PA.
  11. jeremywills

    jeremywills Well-Known Member

    I just recently helped a friend replace a firing pin for an el cheapo saturday night special gun, one of those raven pocket pistols in .25acp, after calling every shop in town and getting nowhere I turned to online resources. SARCO was the only place I could find to help me locate the part. It was a very inexpensive part, they shipped it fast, very friendly guy on the phone, I wish I could remember his name. If I lived in the area it sounds like I would be a frequent visitor. Ill definately call them up again when I am in the need for something special like that again.
  12. Chiforavis

    Chiforavis Member

    Limb Saver !

    It's a slip-on ( size small ), and cost me less than $20 at Walmart. It makes that $90 M-38 feel like my M1A. Makes the gun look ugly. I was fortunate enough to get one with nice wood, and I'm thinking of adding a more conventional pad. It gives you over an inch of shock-absorbing rubber (or something like rubber ), and when I shoot the 180 gr. Hotshot SP BTs I just feel more like a push instead of the mule kick that I got before !
  13. redhogg1

    redhogg1 Member

  14. Dustinthewind

    Dustinthewind Well-Known Member

    I picked up two Mosin 91/30's from R-Guns for Christmas for me and my son. Both were nice rifles considering what they are. With each gun came a tag that stated that the rifles should be inspected by a qualified gunsmith before firing. As I didn't have time for this I took the guns to the range and test fired both rifles one handed with my left hand, me being right handed. I find the recoil on the Mosin's to be minimal. My twelve year old son didn't have any complaints about the recoil either.
  15. highbrow

    highbrow Well-Known Member

    Get a PAST Recoil Shield and never have to buy a recoil pad again.
  16. student

    student Well-Known Member

    You may want to research the mosin nagant muzzle brake option. I have one and it works well. HOWEVER, I have read many who say otherwise... about them flying downrange:eek:. Mine needed a mallet to be installed and I haven't seen evidence of any movement (in fact I can't easily get it off at all!). I am slight of frame and used to be bruised a bit after shooting (even with a tight shoulder weld), but not anymore. I still use the steel butt plate. It does change the point of impact, but my is scout scoped and easy to adjust. Accuracy is improved or the same (I just got a 5 shots into 2 inches with 3 shots touching at 100 yards using heavy grain yellowtips).
  17. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

    All those strap-ons and slip-ons are OK.

    But, for shooting off the bench, nothing takes the sting out of the beast like sticking a sandbag between the butt and your shoulder. Also, if the rifle is scoped, the extra thickness between the butt and your shoulder greatly reduces the chances of you joining the "Crescent Club."
  18. 2Ais4U

    2Ais4U Well-Known Member

    I got one from wal-mart that you have to cut down to fit certain rifles and it has worked great.
  19. biscuitninja

    biscuitninja Well-Known Member

    Looks nice. I love my 91/30 and have made it into quite the tack pusher. But its cost a little bit more than you would think...
    good luck
  20. RNB65

    RNB65 Well-Known Member

    I use a Limbsaver (small) on my 91/30 and it reduces the felt recoil significantly.

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