View Full Version : Recommend a shoulder pad?

09-08-2008, 4:37 PM
Two weekends in a row and I end it with shotgun shoulder. This last trap shoot was pretty harsh and now i'm in the market for a shoulder pad. Anyone have recommendations on a good recoil pad? I think I will be purchasing it from Cheaperthandirt.com and was looking at the limbsaver.


09-08-2008, 4:57 PM
i got a couple of these they are ugly but man they tame anything


09-08-2008, 7:02 PM
Forget recoil pads.....stick to old fashion metal butt plates. j/k

buttstock + in the pocket = no more shotgun shoulder

09-08-2008, 8:36 PM
If you're just shooting trap you should be shooting some pretty light loads. Go with an ounce at 1100-1200fps.

Don't buy heavy field loads.

Seating the gun properly + target loads = no recoil

09-08-2008, 8:52 PM
I personally don't own a shotgun yet and have been trying out various kinds to find the right fit...some hit a little harder than others and have less padding. So I figured I would just get a shoulder pad until I find a shotgun I like and pick one up for myself.

09-08-2008, 9:43 PM
Wait...you want to get a should pad before buying a shotgun???

What shotguns have you fired?

09-08-2008, 9:44 PM
Not a shotgun, but I've fired Ruger level loads in my Marlin Guide Gun 45/70 with a Limbsaver pad. Every rifle I will ever own will have one. It it awesome.

mister dize
09-09-2008, 5:11 PM
+1 for limbsaver. if you start shooting buck or slugs it will let you shoot more than 30 rounds :)

09-09-2008, 5:16 PM
Limbsaver=shoot all day

09-09-2008, 5:38 PM
Anyone tried Remington's new supercell recoil pad? Reviews are pretty good....

09-09-2008, 7:12 PM
I put a Limbsaver on my new 870. Since I'm new to shotguns and still learning, it is really nice to have. For me, it makes a pretty big difference.

09-09-2008, 8:14 PM
The Limbsaver is by far my favorite recoil pad. My friend and I put one on every rifle we took out last time we shot and put several hundred rounds of slugs, 3 1/2" buckshot, Mosins, Mausers, and 308s and were able to shoot for hours before quitting.

09-10-2008, 5:33 AM
It sounds like the first thing to do is find someone to teach you how to properly shoulder your shotgun. Also, make sure that it fits you right. If you are getting bruised from shooting less than 500 rounds of 12g per day, more than likely, the gun doesn't fit you properly and/or you are not shouldering it properly. When all else fails, first, get a strap on recoil pad for your shoulder. That way, you will have it and be able to use it to shoot any gun. Then, get a recoil pad custom fitted to your stock.

09-10-2008, 8:39 AM
This fits on my Mossberg 500, Mauser M48, and Mosin-Nagant m44. Best 20 $ I have ever spent.