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NorCalRifleman
July 17, 2009, 06:01 PM
I own a 1963 Winchester Model 70 Featherweight chambered in .30-06. It has a plain (and poorly checkered) walnut stock with a thin plastic butt plate. I guess I don't tolerate recoil as well as the man who designed this rifle, because this thing really rattles my teeth. I'm wondering how helpful a slip-on recoil pad would be. I owned a Remington 700 ADL in .30-06 that weighed exactly the same as my M70, but had a nice Pachmayr recoil pad and I could have shot it all day, but I don't know how much of the recoil was also absorbed by the fairly light and hollow fiberglass stock.

Someday I want to replace the stock with a nicer one and possibly replace the barrel with one of a slightly heavier contour, but that's not happening on a Staff Sergeant's salary this year. Basically I'm on a relatively tight budget and want to do something to stop the abuse this rifle dishes out so I can enjoy it for a few rounds at the range and get confident enough with it for an upcoming elk hunt. I don't want to spend $30-$50 on something that's not going to work.

Dfariswheel
July 17, 2009, 06:19 PM
A good slip-on will certainly help.

Check out possibly the best: Limbsaver:

http://www.limbsaver.com/2009/products/firearms/recoil_pads/slip.php

Brian Pfleuger
July 17, 2009, 07:19 PM
I had a slip-on Limbsaver on an old 870, it definitely helped, especially since the length of pull was too short for me. I left on the screw-on type and added the slip-on, made the LOP just about perfect.

Dannyl
July 22, 2009, 03:46 PM
HI,
I have a Rem 700 in 30-06. Recently my wife (weighs 46 Kg) asked to practice with it and participate in a hunting trip which we had 10 days ago.

We resolved the recoil issue by making a pad out from a backpackers roll-up matt, which we stiched onto a T-shirt.

With it she can handle 20 rounds at a practice session in the range, and whe took her first buck ( a Springbok) from 350M with a well placed shot at the base of his neck.

this would probably cost you under 10$, and if you add it to a fair quality slip-on pad, it should work perfectly.

Another option would be to make the pad out of Diving suit material (Neoprene) .

Cheers,
Danny