Long Range Rifle for Wife and Children (recoil pad and muzzle brake question)

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  1. deolexrex

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    I have a Remington 700 P that I'm trying to set up for my wife and older children to do a little long range shooting.

    I need the most efficient recoil pad I can find. I'm also looking for a good muzzle brake. Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. WardenWolf

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    What caliber? The best recoil pad will be a Limbsaver, and the best brake I can think of is a Magnabrake (www.magnaport.com). However, depending on caliber and costs, it may not make sense to refit it and you may be better off getting a new gun such as a Romanian PSL that's designed to be low-recoil from the start.
     
  3. deolexrex

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    Oh, right! It's a .308.

    I got a screaming deal on the rifle so, I think is probably most cost effective to upgrade this one.

    Thanks for the info!
     
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    A .308 will probably be manageable after you upgrade it. I was worried it was something obscene like my father's Remington 700 in 7mm Rem. Mag. Now that's an unkind gun to shoot.
     
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    With a stock built for midgets, a ribbed steel butt plate and no buffer system, I find bolt guns chambered in similar cartridges to shoot nicer. Firing a PSL is best described as obnoxious, IMO.

    To the OP-

    Get the Remington R3 recoil pad. Made my sister's .300 Ultra as easy to handle as a .30-06. I would give it a go with just the pad before you install a brake, as they'll made the gun bark considerably louder.
     
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    Does anyone know if the Remington or Limbsaver pad will fit the HS Precision stock?
     
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    It would appear the Remington R3 recoil pad is no longer available.


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  8. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Nevermind.... :)
     
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    With the weight of that rifle, and if you put a Limbsaver pad on it, I should think that would be sufficient enough to do the trick, without adding a noisy brake, a brake wont do too much in the way of recoil reduction from the 308 anyway.

    The noise that they will have to deal with if a brake is installed will probably be more insulting to their senses than the recoil would be with no brake and a good recoil pad.
     
  10. deolexrex

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    Thanks again for the input.
     
  11. Jim Watson

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    Q1. How far is "long range?"

    Q2. Do you handload?
     
  12. deolexrex

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    5-600 yrds

    I do not.
     
  13. Mr. T

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    I installed a limbsaver on my Remington model 700 in .270 Win so my kid could shoot it and was considering a muzzle break until the gunsmith talked me into waiting -- I'm glad I did wait, because the pad was more than enough to soften the felt recoil. My ten year old daughter even shot this gun with no complaints about the recoil. I would recommend just trying the recoil pad before jumping to the muzzle brake, just based on personal experience.
     
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    I install (or have installed) Pachmeyer 1" shotgun pads on my rifles.
     
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