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    Default Limbsaver Recoil pads work!

    Just thought I'd let everyone know in case anyone was interested. I put one of the precision fit Limbsaver pads on my Tikka T3 Lite 7mm Rem Mag and it definitely reduced recoil. However, after shooting my buddies Win Model 70 in 338 Win Mag after he installed his precision fit pad I have to say I am IMPRESSED! It definitely reduced a lot of felt recoil. We had been shooting clay pigeons with our 12 gauges with light 2 3/4'' loads and the 338 didn't feel like it kicked any harder than the shotguns did. If you have a problem with your factory pad being too hard, go get a limbsaver.

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    They definitely reduce recoil. I have one on my 280, and one on my 338.

    The grind-to-fit ones, can end up sticky though. I've been told this is due to over-heating during the grinding.

    I dunno what causes it, but both of mine are sticky, and the one on the 338 is real sticky.

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    i have a grind to fit on my 6.25lb .416 rem, love it love it love it.
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    Us old guys would have to put a double limbsaver on to handle that cannon. <grin>

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    They are excellent pads, as is the decelerator pad. All of my rifles has either the 1" decelerator or the 1" Limbsaver pad.

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    Maybe taking it down with a fine rasp (before doing a little cleanup work) would be in order on the grind to fit? Don't know as I haven't played with one, but that's what comes to my mind.
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    Do you guys recommend recoil pads over muzzle breaks?

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    Depends on what you're going to use the gun for - if you're going to use the gun mostly for hunting, be aware that the muzzle brake will add a LOT of noise/blast and shock to your ears, although they do a good job reducing recoil. The pads only reduce FELT recoil, they don't reduce the muzzle jump like a brake, BUT they're a lot easier on the ears.

    Submitted by one who opts for the pads and doesn't like the loud noise generated by the brakes...

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    I'll defiantly be getting one this weekend then. It's good to know they work.
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    Default Also Consider a PAST Recoil Pad...

    It's a well-built recoil pad you wear on your shoulder, with a strap that goes around your back, for range shooting and practicing; I think the Mag Plus or Supermag Plus version is about right for the .338. Mine allows me to shoot 25-35 rounds per range session with my .338, from hunting positions.

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    http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=284105

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    mdhunter is right:

    "Depends on what you're going to use the gun for"

    Causing ear damage, or shooting.

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    Wink Limbsaver recoil pads

    I have one on my 375 RUM, and it works great! I don't have one on my 700 lss 30-06 mountain rifle, that has a hard rubber pad , this gun kicks like a mule. I have my doubts that they will hold up as long as the hard rubber types do. Bill
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    Quote Originally Posted by coldnorthpole View Post
    Do you guys recommend recoil pads over muzzle breaks?
    Yes i would,and the limbsaver pads work great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    They are excellent pads, as is the decelerator pad. All of my rifles has either the 1" decelerator or the 1" Limbsaver pad.
    I have the decelerator on mine and it's excellent. But from what I'm seeing and hearing, the Limbsaver is taking the lead as the best at reducing felt recoil. My next gun will get one... either a .338 or .375 (Ruger or H&H ...can't decide yet.)

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