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Old March 1, 2012, 10:51 PM   #1
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Limb Saver: Worth It, Or Waste Of Money?

I just recently came across a recoil pad for rifles and shotguns called the Limb Saver. It claims to reduce felt recoil by up to 70%. I'm tempted to try one on my 870 and see if it makes a difference for slugs and buckshot. I know that felt recoil is subjective, but I'm wondering: Has anyone tried it, and what did you think?
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Old March 1, 2012, 11:55 PM   #2
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I put a Limbsaver on my 12 gauge Benelli Nova. It made a huge difference. Two rounds of trap or skeet is no problem now.

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Old March 2, 2012, 12:08 AM   #3
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I have one on a Mossberg 500 and another on a
930SPX. Would not go back to shooting them without,
due to a bad shoulder. It's worth it for me.
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Old March 2, 2012, 12:11 AM   #4
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limbsaver

love it
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Old March 2, 2012, 04:37 AM   #5
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I haven't put one on a shotgun, but I have put one on my Remington 700 .30-06. Huge difference, and I absolutely recommend it.
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Old March 2, 2012, 05:29 AM   #6
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I have one on my Tikka and it's worth every penny.... I didn't think a recoil pad could make this much difference.
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Old March 2, 2012, 08:20 AM   #7
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I have a slip on Limbsaver I got at Walmart for $20, and it made a huge difference. I love this thing and use it all the time. It's worth every penny.
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Old March 2, 2012, 09:06 AM   #8
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Best money you can spend. Made my 30-06 recoil like a 243.
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Old March 2, 2012, 10:08 AM   #9
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I put one on my .30-06 and it made such a difference, that before if I shot 20 rounds off the bench I was done, now I can shoot until I'm tired of shooting rather than because it starts to hurt. We also put one on my son's .30-06. He's a big ole grown man, but he claims that it tamed his rifle as well.

They're doing great things with recoil pad technology, and a Limbsaver, or Pachmayr Decelerator, or the Remington Super Cell are all great pads.
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Old March 2, 2012, 04:46 PM   #10
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Well, looks like it's unanimous thus far. My nearest gun shop sells the Limb Saver; I guess I'm due to part with about $40.00 pretty soon. Thanks again, y'all!
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Old March 4, 2012, 10:54 AM   #11
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I put one on my Mosin sporter in a Boyds stock, and no problem now sending 100 rounds a day from a rifle in the .06 class.

Just made my own stock for a new Savage and ordered another grind-to-fit for that one. Well worth it.
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Old March 4, 2012, 11:31 AM   #12
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My 870 came with one on the back end of a Knoxx Specops stalk. It's wonderful. I get no soreness and I can put shells down range rapidly.
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Old March 4, 2012, 03:47 PM   #13
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Have slip ons installed on my single shot shotguns. Do a great job of reducing recoil. I will use them for this purpose on all single shots
Put one on an 11-87 and it shifted sometimes when I was taking multiple shots such as in 5 stand, but not terribly. Sort of felt strange at the very least. I wouldn't use slip ons for semi-auto.

Slip ons are dirt cheap and don't damage the gun to install, so you can't go wrong trying them.
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Old March 4, 2012, 04:20 PM   #14
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They work remarkably well.

I was also skeptical, until I tried one.
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Old March 5, 2012, 01:03 AM   #15
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The limb saver on my .338 Win. Mag Tikka started to seep sticky goo after a few rounds. Someone told me it was a cureing flaw in the material. I replaced it with a different make.
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Old March 5, 2012, 02:15 AM   #16
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Used one on my Benelli 12 gauge Nova and cut down on the felt recoil. Good investment. Highly recommend it.
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Old March 5, 2012, 02:55 PM   #17
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They work remarkably well.

I was also skeptical, until I tried one.
+1, keep a slip-on on my Mossy 535 for the heavy loads, cuts the felt recoil quite well.
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Old March 8, 2012, 06:35 AM   #18
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Got one of those slip ons from walmart for $0.99. Works great, wish I would've bought all they had.
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Old March 8, 2012, 07:23 AM   #19
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Would replace stock pad with a Limbsaver in a heartbeat!

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Old March 9, 2012, 10:27 PM   #20
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I've never had a problem with recoil, but since installing a Limbsaver on 4 of my rifles, my range time seems to be more enjoyable. I put about 20 through my '06, 25 through my 243, 36 in the 6.5 mag, and about 4 boxes in the SBEII in 1 day at the range and was only slightly sore the next day.
I do however doubt the 40% reduction in muzzle climb. They may tame that some, but no where near half.
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Old March 10, 2012, 11:34 PM   #21
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I put one on my 870. Took a shot, replaced pad, took another shot. While the Limbsaver helped a little, I really had to pay a lot of attention to notice. Had I not done it all within a few minutes, I probably would not have noticed any difference. 70% reduction in felt recoil is hogwash in my experience. I put it all on video to get my immediate reaction permanently documented.. I wouldn’t call it a waste of money, but definitely not up to all the claims. If you want a reduction in felt recoil, shoot lighter loads.
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Old March 15, 2012, 03:48 PM   #22
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worked on my 12 gauge. Store gun butt up to not distort the soft rubber. In normal use it should serve for many years.
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Old March 16, 2012, 06:42 AM   #23
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Try a handgun Limbsaver on small carry gun. You'll think you bought a new gun.
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Old March 16, 2012, 10:28 PM   #24
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Their are two add on accessories for guns that i feel are well worth the money. One is Limbsaver recoil pads and the other is Hogue grips. Get one.
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Old March 16, 2012, 11:08 PM   #25
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I put it on my FNH Police Tactical Pump. Wow! Slug rounds are not an issue.


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