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    shooting pads.

    i know alot of you guys dont use these things but my wifes just getting into it and that .243 has alot more kick to it then she likes, but she shoots well with it. any recomendations on a womens shoulder pad? from what ive been looking at i really like the past pads, but would like more input before i purchase. she has a small frame so doesnt take much of a recoil to shake her bones.

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    First I would ask about the recoil pad on the rifle.
    What brand and condition is it in? I'm partial to the Limbsaver pads myself and put them on most of my rifles no matter how new. New rifle gets a new pad. Used rifle gets a new pad. I change my pads out every three or for years, or sooner if warranted. Other than that Past makes a decent pad for use at the range but be sure to sight in without the pad unless she plans to hunt with the pad on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vince View Post
    First I would ask about the recoil pad on the rifle.
    What brand and condition is it in? I'm partial to the Limbsaver pads myself and put them on most of my rifles no matter how new. New rifle gets a new pad. Used rifle gets a new pad. I change my pads out every three or for years, or sooner if warranted. Other than that Past makes a decent pad for use at the range but be sure to sight in without the pad unless she plans to hunt with the pad on.

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    Good advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vince View Post
    First I would ask about the recoil pad on the rifle.
    What brand and condition is it in? I'm partial to the Limbsaver pads myself and put them on most of my rifles no matter how new. New rifle gets a new pad. Used rifle gets a new pad. I change my pads out every three or for years, or sooner if warranted. Other than that Past makes a decent pad for use at the range but be sure to sight in without the pad unless she plans to hunt with the pad on.

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    You beat me to it. Limbsavers are indeed the way to go if recoil conscious. Also, think about having a muzzle brake installed. They're loud, but they ARE effective. Wear hearing protection.

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    sounds good, thanks guys

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    Limbsaver here to on most of my guns

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    I have a limbsaver, too. Mine was mostly because I wanted to improve the fit of the rifle for the trigger pull, it was more comfortable that way. There is a name for the trigger pull length but I don't know it. It did help with recoil, too.

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    One thing I forgot to mention.
    Having a properly fitted stock helps to reduce the recoil sensation as well.
    My .338 Win Mag with fitted stock is more pleasurable to shoot than my 30-06 without such a stock.

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