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Old December 10, 2001, 11:29 AM   #1
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Recoil pad for a 590A1

Hey folks, restrictions at my local indoor range have forced me to switch to all-slug shooting as the weather has gotten colder. These things CHEW up my shoulder - feels like a session of weightlifting when I'm done

Looking for a good recoil pad for my 590A1. I've heard good things about Pachmeyer (sp?) but as far as I know they don't make a pad especially for this model shotgun.

What, if anything would you folks recommend?
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Old December 10, 2001, 12:56 PM   #2
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The Pachmyer Decellerator pad is one I truly like, tho I do OK with the standard Rem pads. Over on trapshooters.com, the folks say nice things about the Kick Eez and the Gooey pads, but I've no personal experience with them.

A couple other things you can do to cut the kick on that 590 include adding weight, and using the 1 oz slugs instead of the heavier ones.

Also, a wearable pad like the PAST do a lot to help take the sting out of slugging.
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Old December 10, 2001, 01:46 PM   #3
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Check the Cabela's catalog for the Pachmayr "pre fit" Decelorator (sp?) pads. I have these on my 870's and they work great. They are also more durable than the Kick-ez pads.
I am working on refinishing a set of police stocks and I have found that the pre-fit Decelorator's can be fit to the stock with a benchgrinder or better yet a shaper-table with one of those cylinder-shaped sanders. A fine file cleans up the hard plastic portion nicely.
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Old December 10, 2001, 02:01 PM   #4
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I had a similar problem with my 590A1

Dave McC suggested shaving off the pointy bottom of the factory recoil pad, which was punching me on the shoulder bone when I fired. That helped a lot.

I also got a Past wearable shoulder pad, and now I hardly feel a thing

Good luck.
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Old December 10, 2001, 06:57 PM   #5
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Check the Cabela's catalog for the Pachmayr "pre fit" Decelorator (sp?) pads.
This is what I've been looking for, but unfortunately Pachmayr doesn't make a "pre fit" pad for the 590A1. Their website has a bunch of "generic" offerings that can be trimmed; I was wondering which one might be the best choice for this weapon.
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Old December 11, 2001, 05:28 AM   #6
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Led, that mod works best for females and bbl chested men.

Interlude, the big trap pad works very well, tho the Old English variant is effective also. For a "Serious" shotgun, I'd want one that sticks to the shoulder. The trap pad does this nicely.

For a little more kick reduction, stick the pad on and don't trim it.The extra surface area spreads the recoil.

It'll look odd, but esthetics aren't the reason people buy 590s.
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Old December 11, 2001, 09:01 AM   #7
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"......esthetics aren't the reason people buy 590s."

Ha! You're so right Dave. That's why they buy 870's!

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Old January 7, 2002, 09:42 PM   #8
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Does anyone have a answer to "Interlude's" question?

I also have a 590A1, and would like to know which model of the Pachmayr Decelerator to buy.

They have one that fits the 500! Will that work on a 590A1?
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Old January 8, 2002, 05:03 AM   #9
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The trap pad, and the prefits don't. Some come close, but there's enough variation stock to stock that it's not like a fitted pad.

Maybe the ones for synthetic stocks are better.

Fitting a pad isn't rocket science. If you can work a belt sander and have a little patience, no prob. Just go slow...
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Old January 8, 2002, 11:54 AM   #10
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The 590 seems to be one of the few shotguns to benefit from porting. The jump on recoil is most abrupt and unpleasant, not sure why...
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Old January 9, 2002, 09:18 PM   #11
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I put a Kick-Ezz sorbothane pad on my Rem870 - it was way big but a disk sander bit on my drill took it down in 20-30 minutes work. It helped noticably, but the Past recoil pad let me shoot a few dozen slugs with no shoulder soreness the next day.
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