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Old 01-23-2013, 04:04 AM
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recently purchased a remington 700 in 338WM. the person that installed the scope told me i should also purchase a limb saver recoil pad which he installed. when shooting it i get the feeling that it is to soft and allows the gun to come back and hit my shoulder pretty hard. i am thinking about reinstalling the original pad as it seems to be a little firmer and i am thinking it would cause my gun to more or less pivot around my anchor point as opposed to hitting straight back into my shoulder.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:35 AM
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I like a slightly stiffer pad on hard kicking rifles, but I also want the rifle to come straight back during recoil for rifles up to and including the .375. .416s and larger rifles ("big guns" to me) I have to let the rifle to rise and flex with the recoil or it beats me up too much. I shoot "big guns" from standing, even to the point of using a standing rest for sighting in.
The recoil of a .338 WM is stiff and sharp, but you probably don't want the rifle to "pivot" during recoil. Too much pivot and not enough flex may equal a scope in the face. Grip the fore end firmly and let it come straight back into your shoulder and you may find the recoil is heavy, but not too bad.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:29 AM
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The .338 WM is a stout thumper...I'd keep the limb saver myself (or swap to a kick-eze).
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:55 AM
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I have Limbsaver pads on several of my rifles, including my .375 RUM, my .300 Weatherby, and my 7mm Rem mag. I think they work just fine.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:07 PM
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You will regret it if you go back. What I feel more of is face slap if I press my cheek to the stock. I have learned to ease up there. As long as you have both, put the original back on, I would be extremely surprised if you didn't switch back to the SIMS after one shooting session.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:51 PM
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I use a limbsaver on my turkey guns. I've had black and blue shoulders from my 3" gun after a day of patterning, My 3.5" gun was even worse. Since I installed limbsaver pads, no more purple body parts.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:28 PM
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Tamed down my 45-70 to a tolerant kick.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:00 PM
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I just bought a GG in 45-70 and a slip on limb-saver pad to lengthen the pull as stock was just too short. I haven't shot the gun yet so don't know how much kick to expect compared to my 270 or 338 and plan on experimenting with and without the limb-saver. How much recoil reduction have you guys seen with the limb-saver?
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:55 AM
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The felt recoil difference should be very noticable. It is a good soft pad.

Rifles with a short LOP seem to bother me with recoil more than a similar rifle with a longer LOP.
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