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Thick recoil pad for AR-15?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by PTK, Aug 8, 2007.

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  1. PTK

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    I have an A2 stock that I would like to have serious recoil reduction with. It's going to be used with a .50BMG upper. I haven't found any soft recoil reducing buttpads yet.

    Does anyone have a lead?
     
  2. nalioth

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    Why not use one of those fancy mercury filled buffers?
     
  3. PTK

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    Because no matter how much weight I add (within reason), a hard piece of plastic smacking into my shoulder will hurt.
     
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    add another muzzle break ;) or just get one of the slip on ones. it should work, somehow
     
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    I have some slip ons that work really well, but I can't remember the name.
     
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    That will hurt. :eek:

    I didn't know there was such an animal.
     
  7. Deer Hunter

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    The Shooter's Friend from Cabelas is the best recoil pad on the market.
     
  8. Lone_Gunman

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    I am confused. How are you going to get a 50 BMG round in an AR Lower?
     
  9. Geno
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    Wrong way to go. Buy the shoulder pad. They sell a magnum recoil pads that strap on over the shirt, jacket, etc. They really decrease felt recoil.

    I have one and am very pleased with it. It makes firing the .300 Wea. Mag and the .375 H&H Mag a pleassure...like a .308 in felt recoil in the shoulder, and I, my friend, have 3 levels fused in the neck.

    I too am getting a .50 BMG for my upper, and am confident that the recoil pad will decrease the felt recoil to a level of non-issue. If it doesn't, no recoil pad will. At that point, I would have a better brake installed.

    Lone Gunman: Here you go http://www.bohicaarms.com/

    Doc2005
     
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  10. PTK

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    Doc - I have the PAST "magnum" 1 inch thick pad. I guess I'm just paranoid about the whole breaking the collarbone problem when going prone with a light, high-recoil weapon.
     
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    Ah...okay...prone. Nope, I can't do that. Not with a fused neck. Now I see why the concern. I would go straight to a better break. Check the http://www.ferret50.com muzzle break. They claim it to be among the best. I imagine they would install it.
     
  12. PTK

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    Yes, like I said, I'm terrified. I'll be shooting standing, then kneeling, then off the bench, then prone. Here's hoping all goes well.
     
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    You might want to look into a Caldwell Ledsled. It may be spelled lead sled.
     
  14. Geno
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    PTK:

    Did you buy the 24" or 30" barrel for your Bohica? I got the 24" for mine, because it reduces recoil.

    I can't wait for it to arrive!

    Doc2005
     
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    I talked to Bothica arms about the Recoil pad and cheek pad pictured on a ACE stock on their home page. Its a custom recoil and cheek pad they sell for $100.

    Maybe you could see if they can make one to fit your A2 stock.

    I just placed my name on a list for an upper. I have A2 and collapsing stock. I know the collapsing is out. I do like the look of the ACE stock, but not sure if i will get one or use a A2 stock.

    Still in process of deciding about stocks, also thinking i should get another lower dedicated to the 50. You can get a complete DPMS lower for $160 or a lower with A2 stock for $205, from RGUNS. Optics is another item to think about.

    Brion
     
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    30" barrel here. As for optics, I went with a Burris 3-9x40 Ballistic Plex riflescope.
     
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    I would say your best bet would be a Limbsaver Recoil Pad and you may want to try a past slip on shoulder pad as well. I use one when sighting in the weatherby. If limbsaver doesn't have one specifically for the A2 stock you can get one of the "grind to fit" ones.
    If you are going to be shooting from a bench the Caldwell Lead Sled is a shoulder saver with 100+lbs in the tray. We got ours from Midway (about $120 or so). It makes a .300 weatherby or .375 H&H feel like a .223 :)
     
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    I went with as 24" barrel. I see that he recommends the Burris as a good scope. And Natchez has a special on them for $199 and a free spoting scope.

    I Just Emailed Bothica and asked if there custom pad can or can be made to fit a A2 stock.

    Brion
     
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    Son-of-a!!! I didn't get the spotting scope when I ordered... and I just ordered it recently. Oh well!
     
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    Flyboy73:

    Welcome to the Club Bohica!

    I can't wait for my upper to arrive! I plan to mount my 4X ACOG on mine. Then, I'll take it to the field and verify the exact yardages of impact for the ACOGs trajectory markings. Since I plan to keep my Bohica .50 BMG around purely for SHTF scenarios that are 99.99999999999% improbable, I don't plan to put a big, dedicated scope on it. I won't be using it for regular target shooting, etc. That would merit a good scope.

    In closing, can you believe the price on these uppers?! $995.00?! Lordy sakes alive...300 rounds of ammo costs more than the upper.

    Doc2005
     
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    Oh i forgot to mention I got an Email back from Bothica about the Recoil pads, he says he only making them for Ace & Magpul Tactical stock right now.


    Brion
     
  23. Coronach

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    Wait...doesn't this thing have a muzzle brake? Assuming the brake is efficient, you won't break any bones or detach any retinas. If it was delivering that much force to the shoulder, the pivot hole on the lower would deform in pretty short order.

    Mike
     
  24. Flyboy73

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    It does have a brake. Recoil is supposed to be like a 30.06 or a 3.5 12 guage.

    I think if you use a A2 stock on it, would like a rocoil pad it.

    Brion
     
  25. Geno
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    The Bohica muzzle break has 4 ports, compared to Ferret50's 8 ports. The additional ports further reduce felt recoil. I believe Serbu also uses the same port type as ferret50. As long as the threads are the same, they should easily interchange.
     
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