Best recoil pad for light 12 gauge ?

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Best recoil pad for light 12 gauge ?

#1 Post by gamekeeper » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:12 pm

I'm going to buy a single barrel 12gauge that will be well under 6pounds, I plan on fitting a recoil pad to take some of the sting out of it, I'm a lightweight myself but have never been bothered by recoil, now I'm past my three score years and ten I think I might appreciate a little bit of help with a hard kicking gun.
The gun will be carried a lot and not often fired so a lightweight S/B suits my purpose, what recoil pads would you recommend, I know a stocker who will fit it professionally, that is if I can buy what you recommend over here.
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Re: Best recoil pad for light 12 gauge ?

#2 Post by Pete44ru » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:25 pm

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I would suggest a Limbsaver "grind to fit" pad from Brownell's UK : https://www.brownells.co.uk/Manufacturers/LIMBSAVER

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Re: Best recoil pad for light 12 gauge ?

#3 Post by EdinCT » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:51 pm

I agree with Pete the limb saver has worked well for me with a light 45/70 and bear loads.

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#4 Post by 6pt-sika » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:35 pm

I have nothing against the Limbsaver but never really cared for them . I’m more of a KickEez person .
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Re: Best recoil pad for light 12 gauge ?

#5 Post by 765x53 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:57 pm

Mercury recoil suppressors work for me. http://www.mercuryrecoil.com/suppressors/index.htm
Some swear by the "Dead Mule". https://www.ballisticproducts.com/Dead- ... o/1510502/

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#6 Post by 3leggedturtle » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:15 pm

You could also get the Aguila mini shells for it. Tho they are spendy.
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#7 Post by 3leggedturtle » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:17 pm

You could also get the Aguila mini shells for it. Tho they are spendy.
30/30 Winchester: Not accurate enough fer varmints, barely adequate for small deer; BUT In a 10" to 14" barrelled pistol; is good for moose/elk to 200 yards; ground squirrels to 300 metres

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#8 Post by M. M. Wright » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:16 am

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Re: Best recoil pad for light 12 gauge ?

#9 Post by gamekeeper » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:59 am

Thanks for the replies, I will check out what's available over here, I've never heard of the Dead Mule, looks interesting but I don't want to increase the weight too much. I can get some 21g and 24g she!!s over here and they are cheaper too :D not seen any Aguila mini shells, I must look 'em up.. 8)
I also have quite a few heavy shells for foxes and other "large vermin" so as I've sold my SxS 12 gauge I'd like to still be able to use them in a much lighter gun.
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Re: Best recoil pad for light 12 gauge ?

#10 Post by 3leggedturtle » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:43 pm

G-K you ever thought about loading some light loads with b-p or Triple7 for it? You could have best of both worlds.
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Re: Best recoil pad for light 12 gauge ?

#11 Post by gamekeeper » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:15 pm

3leggedturtle wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:43 pm
G-K you ever thought about loading some light loads with b-p or Triple7 for it? You could have best of both worlds.
Yup, my local toy shop has some all brass 12 gauge shells but I only have a Lee loader for 30/30. Black powder would be fun, I have some Triple 7 too.
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