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Posted: April 18 2018 at 5:43pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Deal or bust?

My Maverick 88 12ga is light. With the stock pad it's a
real thumper! I like shotguns, but I hate harsh recoil.
So recently I bought a small/medium slip on
Limbsaver Airtech recoil pad. Simple enough. Remove the
stock unit and slide this one in place. Mounts firmly and
appeared quite solid.
Advertised to reduce felt recoil by 75%. That's a tall
claim! 75% really? I was skeptical to say the least, but
I was willing to try it.

This afternoon I found where a tree of some 25' and upper
trunk of 3" had leaned over hard from the neighboring
property with the last 10' of it pressing down upon a guy
wire and power cable to the mercury vapor light out
front. A potentially bad thing I thought. Grabbing a box
of Federal 7 1/2 field loads I went out to trim the
tree.... Ranger style!

Fired over 20 rounds into the upper trunk of the live
green tree. But in the end it gave way and toppled to the
ground freeing the wires from the strain and pending
electrical disaster of a down live wire in my yard. Yet
after fast and repeated shots from this light 12ga it
felt no more than I was shooting a .223Rem. Very very
well behaved! Yeah, that Limbsaver Airtech recoil pad was
worth it!

So, deal or bust?
DEAL!

If you want to know what size you need go to Limbsaver's
website and find the chart they have. They list hundreds
of guns and the pads to fit them.
It sure made a serious difference in how that 12ga
kicked. Liked it so much I blasted a few more smaller
branches near the barn just to shoot my scattergun and
sniff the powder!

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Posted: April 18 2018 at 7:15pm | IP Logged Quote Ham Gunner

Old Ranger wrote:
Liked it so much I blasted a few more smaller branches near the barn just to shoot my scattergun and
sniff the powder!


Now sniffing the powder is certainly one of the joys of shooting. I sure remember the smell of the old paper shotgun shells. Nothing compares.

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Posted: April 18 2018 at 7:34pm | IP Logged Quote doghawg

Ranger

I've got one of the strap on your shoulder Limbsavers and it also works pretty good.

Ham

I also was a shell sniffer as a kid. I think that worked as a narcotic on our addiction.

Randy

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Posted: April 19 2018 at 2:11pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Well all I can say is that this recoil pad works!
Normally after being punched by a 12ga as many times I
shot yesterday I shouldn't be able to move my arm. Today
I could bench press a Buick!

Those folks at Limbsaver know their stuff!

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Posted: April 19 2018 at 4:51pm | IP Logged Quote RECURVE

Smelling those old paper shells man does that bring back
memories
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Posted: April 19 2018 at 5:17pm | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

You can also add weight to the shotgun. The make weights that replace a shell in the mag tube (or you could make one with lead) and fill the stock with buck shot or similar. I'm going to do that to my Mossberg 835 before I take it goose hunting next year. Might give one of these slip on recoil pads a try too.

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Posted: April 19 2018 at 7:23pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Rich, I'm pretty pleased with having a light, fast
handling 12ga pump. I had thought about adding some lead
in the stock but with a recoil pad like this now I don't
need it.

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