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Old 03-20-2017, 01:04 PM   #1
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Default Limbsaver recoil pads, do they work????

I'm about to put my 48 lbs 8 yr old, behind a 20 ga pump for the youth turkey opener. He shot the little Winchester youth 20 this weekend with birdshot with mixed results, 1 hurt 1 didn't.

Do the Limbsaver Air Tech pads (slip on or grind to fit) really reduce felt recoil substantially?

I know the adrenaline of having a gobbling turkey will make him forget it kicks, but also don't want scare the crap outta him when that Winchester Extreme turkey load goes boom!
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:14 PM   #2
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I have one on my 870 12g and I will say it absolutely works. 2oz #5's aren't bad at all now. I broke an extractor on my gun and ended up using my sons on a hot and heavy dove shoot. The difference between the two guns is night and day.
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:18 PM   #3
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Love mine on my ruger 270 and my wife's 308.

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Old 03-20-2017, 01:22 PM   #4
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Love mine on my 7 Mag .
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:24 PM   #5
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They work but unless you have a similar sized pad it is going to extend your length of pull due to its length. That screws up a bunch of folks who never take it into consideration. If you don't have a pad at all like some semi-autos, its really going to lengthen it.
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:54 PM   #6
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They work but unless you have a similar sized pad it is going to extend your length of pull due to its length. That screws up a bunch of folks who never take it into consideration. If you don't have a pad at all like some semi-autos, its really going to lengthen it.
Already considered that and the gun has a 25 yr old old style rubber slip on pad from when I used it as a kid! So it shouldn't affect it too much
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:55 PM   #7
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Yeah they work but mine got gummy after about 5 years. I swapped it for a Pacmyre Decelerator.


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Old 03-20-2017, 01:58 PM   #8
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For sure they work. be advised some at a little Length of pull to the gun. for a youngster make sure you are aware of that.
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:11 PM   #9
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Already considered that and the gun has a 25 yr old old style rubber slip on pad from when I used it as a kid! So it shouldn't affect it too much


Good to go as long as they are close
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:38 PM   #10
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Yeah they work but mine got gummy after about 5 years. I swapped it for a Pacmyre Decelerator.


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Wait! You use a recoil pad?
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:43 PM   #11
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I have one on my 12ga and I can shoot all day long and not have a bruise or even a sore shoulder. It helps a lot IMO
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:04 PM   #12
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Put one on my Remington 600 243 several years ago made a world of difference but like previous post it did turn gummy and had to replace it.
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:15 PM   #13
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I do also have one on my custom rifle also but as soon as it starts getting gummy it's getting swapped for a Decelerator also. Sucks cuz they do work great.


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Old 03-20-2017, 03:46 PM   #14
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Wonder if it's some chemical causing the Gumminess. Mine are going on or may be over 10 years old and still feel like day 1.

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Old 03-20-2017, 04:01 PM   #15
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Wonder if it's some chemical causing the Gumminess. Mine are going on or may be over 10 years old and still feel like day 1.

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "Holy shoot....what a ride!"
Some types of foam rubber will cause them to get "gummy". Wonder if their gun case or bottom of gun safe has certain type of foam rubber? I put some foam rubber on the floor of my gun safe for cushion and it reacted with limbsaver pad making it sticky.
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:05 PM   #16
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Wonder if it's some chemical causing the Gumminess. Mine are going on or may be over 10 years old and still feel like day 1.

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "Holy shoot....what a ride!"
Cleaning solvents and gun oil are bad on them. From experience.
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:10 PM   #17
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I have one on a TC Encore they definitely work Reduced the felt recoil 40-50%
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:11 PM   #18
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Wonder if it's some chemical causing the Gumminess. Mine are going on or may be over 10 years old and still feel like day 1.

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "Holy shoot....what a ride!"


Mine were not. It stays in a Pelican Rifle Case.


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Definitely
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:52 PM   #20
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Limbsaver or Decellerator--either will do the trick.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:02 PM   #21
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Cleaning solvents and gun oil are bad on them. From experience.
This was my thought when I said chemicals. I wipe down everything including wood with oil when I clean my rifles, but I'm very careful not to get it on any soft rubber or rubberized parts for this reason

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Old 03-20-2017, 05:09 PM   #22
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Decelerator on my sons shotgun surface melted and sticky. Gonna replace it with a Kickeze
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:20 PM   #23
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Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "Holy shoot....what a ride!"
Working on this very thing.


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Old 03-20-2017, 11:10 PM   #24
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Had one on my old 45-70 and have one on my 444 now. Yes they work.

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Old 03-21-2017, 12:05 AM   #25
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My wife (5'3") uses one on her shotty. 12 ga double. Helps a lot. Slips right off when I want to shoot. And cheap don't hurt either.
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:20 AM   #26
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Thanks, I'm going to grab one for his gun, hopefully it will tone down the kick a bit. If only lasts 10 years, or 5 for that matter it will have been money well spent!
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