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Heavy Recoil

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by kell, Oct 5, 2020.

  1. BWS

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    I was having some health issues after throwing a sportbike down the rd last year. At 63,the body dosen't bounce like it used to.

    Shooting 175g cast out of a 30-06 was developing or,could see flinching starting to creep in. Ordered a Past magnum (like pics above)off evilbay in as new condition for <10$ TTD. It works,but takes a bit to get it on and adjusted. Found that I wasn't using it because of that. Great product,to be sure.... just a heads up.

    So back to fleabay. Found a MINT, 10X shooting coat that fits like a surgical glove. Even in the summer,I'll put it on. So fast,so comfortable,and LOVE the elbow pads. Was <40$ TTD.
     
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  2. dranrab

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    Pics of said rifle?
     
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  3. kell

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    I'll try. In the meantime, the rifle is a CZ 550 Safari Magnum. There's pics on their web site.
     
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  4. rust collector
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    Just do what the British gunmakers do when it is time to regulate the 500 nitro express double. Hire a lad to do the shooting as adjustments are made. :rofl:
     
  5. cdb1

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    I have a PAST pad, it works. I also have an EvoShield Shooting Shirt, it works better.

    Shooting from a standing position makes recoil feel much less than shooting from a sitting position-at least for me.
     
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  6. Ernie Bass

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    For me the Evo did not work. I Like the Padding of the Past much better and like the convenience of easy on and off. Keep them in my Range Vehicle Storage trunk/ Bag. Always there when I need them. No need to wash them and would never used them in the summer. Prefer to use the clothes I shoot in and hunt in. Almost all my shooting is from the standing position even when range testing different buck shot. I would say it depends on home much you shoot your shotgun and the type of shooting you do. I shoot frequently even throughout the winter. Sometimes I never know at the outdoor range when I will be pulling out the shot gun when I just go for Pistol shooting. But the Evo is cheap enough to get one and try out. I have not used the Evo for quite a while, will give it another change later this fall.
     
  7. Archie

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    I have a couple heavy recoiling rifles. Thoughts...

    For plinking (good way to 'bond' with the rifle) use reduced lead bullet loads. Must easier on carcass and rifle, still gives practice in holding the rifle, getting a sight picture and operating trigger. Yes, one needs to be a reloader, but how many different cartridges is one going to reload?

    I have a Past recoil (shoulder) shield. Tones down the abrupt shock and shoulder pain.

    For full charge load development, I do not shoot from a bench, but use a 'standing rest'. Old tripod with a wood cross piece atop; bit of carpet remains glued and stapled in place. I can take the recoil while standing (much easier than a bench position) and still have something to 'rest' the arm.

    Make sure the rifle is heavy enough. I have a .458 Winchester rifle (got it in a trade) made from a Springfield 1903 action. Too light. Thinking of routing a trough in the stock under the barrel and filling it with lead (probable not molten). Then the same by drilling into the butt stock underneath the recoil pad to balance the weight. Not the place for a woodland stalking rifle.
     
  8. Phrog Driver

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    Archie is exactly right, lighten up the bullet loads. My Rem 721 in 30.06. I got a new stock (a Rem 700 stock worked great BTW, just a little bit of Dremel work around the safety). Its a heavy recoil with 165+ grain bullets. Shot it last week for the first time with 125 grain bullets and it was just a pleasure. Have to admit, I am a sap for this rifle, it being in the family for 70 years, and I know, for elk etc its going to need the larger bullet (and zeroing and practice with that size), but for basic practice to be a better rifleman and enjoy this great American rifle, the 125's were just right. Rem 721 updated.jpg
     
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  9. kell

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    I ordered these 300 gr Barnes at $40 for 50. But $10 shipping, so that's $1 + nickel primer + 45 cents for powder - about $1.50 per round. Much better than factory $5 bullets.. I put a new Leoupold Rifleman on and I'll sight it in next week. I'll report back. If you don't hear from me, call out the Coast Guard.
    ( Just kidding - don't call the Coast Guard)
     
  10. JCooperfan1911

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    Try a slip on recoil pad. They work well, better than any vest.
     
  11. kell

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    I've got an old Limbsaver that will barely stretch over the butt. The problem is that it's made out of some rubber material that sorta disolves over time and the new one won't fit.
     
  12. cdb1

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    There was a problem with Limbsaver pads melting a few years ago, the issue was remedied a good while back.
     
  13. cdb1

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    I beg to differ. My EvoShield shirt spreads the recoil over a much larger area than does a standard stock with a recoil pad. I do double dip though and wouldn’t have it any other way. All of my shotguns and centerfires larger than .243 have grind to fit pads and I normally use a PAST Pad with rifles and EvoShield with shotguns.
     
  14. kell

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    Well, I shot 15 rounds last week. The past pad works pretty good, bur nothing is gonna keep those big rifles from punching you. You get used to it, then it's fun (sorta). I had swapped scopes with my 222 Rem, so I had to re-sight both. I am very pleased with the groups from that CZ 416.
     
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  15. dh1633pm

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    Makes me too want a 416 for plinking. Not even joking a little. I would think the right break could tame it? But who might want to modify the nice rifles in that caliber.
     
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