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bballwizard05
09-20-2012, 11:47 AM
It's a Ruger M77 in 30-06. With scope the rifle weighs 9lbs.

Currently I have an old slip on recoil reducer which helps. I will continue to work on my hold, grip, etc... The recoil isn't horrible, but my biggest issue is my cheek weld. When the rifle kicks, it pulls on my cheek skin.

So I have two thoughts, and would like you to weigh in on them, and add what you did with your rifle to ease felt recoil.

1. Are the slip on reducers as affective as the kind you grind to fit and screw in?

2. Would a cheek piece of leather or neoprene help the cheek weld issues and make shooting a little more pleasant?

postal
09-20-2012, 11:49 AM
Is this a wood stock? I would try the cheek piece. If it isnt a wood stock, I would add 1-2 pounds of shot or BB's in the butt with a little epoxy mixed in to hold it in place.

AeroEngi
09-20-2012, 11:51 AM
This should take care of your cheek weld issue http://www.tacticalworks.com/Tactical-Operations-Ammo-Cheek-Pad.html

bballwizard05
09-20-2012, 11:51 AM
Yes sorry, it is a wood stock. Any recommendations on cheek pieces? I want one that will look good, but not break my bank (leather is probably out of the question for now)

CK_32
09-20-2012, 11:51 AM
#1 proper form/mount on rifle

#2 ammo being used

#3 muzzle device

#4 recoil pad or thicker clothing

Weight of rifle also comes into play but not much you can do about that.


Personally I always say in order of importance #1,4,2,3.

AeroEngi
09-20-2012, 11:53 AM
Yes sorry, it is a wood stock. Any recommendations on cheek pieces? I want one that will look good, but not break my bank (leather is probably out of the question for now)

See my first post in this thread.

bballwizard05
09-20-2012, 11:54 AM
This should take care of your cheek weld issue http://www.tacticalworks.com/Tactical-Operations-Ammo-Cheek-Pad.html



Well hmm... you may have just made a sale for them. I'll look into it a bit more.

Black Majik
09-20-2012, 12:01 PM
Muzzle brake and weight

Red Devil
09-20-2012, 12:25 PM
Installing Your Own Recoil Pad (http://archives.gunsandammo.com/content/installing-your-own-recoil-pad)

Arnelcheeze
09-20-2012, 12:41 PM
I have one of these cheek pads on my bolt, nice and comfy, fully adjustable.
http://www.tacticalworks.com/image.php?id=50&type=D
http://www.tacticalworks.com/image.php?id=51&type=D
http://www.tacticalworks.com/Tactical-Operations-Ammo-Cheek-Pad.html

LRShooter
09-20-2012, 12:42 PM
Shoot 150gr ammo, the heavier stuff has more felt recoil.

Pull the rifle into your shoulder more, it won't move around as much under recoil.

I've got the same rifle in 30.06. Installing a recoil pad helped alot. Something like this..
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/179456/hogue-ezg-recoil-pad-prefit-ruger-m77-mark-ii-wood-stock-brown

Write Winger
09-20-2012, 12:52 PM
Muzzle brake. It'll definitely increase the volume though.

Chaos47
09-20-2012, 12:55 PM
Stock pack will help with comfort.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=4927/Product/MERCURY-RECOIL-SUPPRESSOR
Might help with recoil (Never used one just seen em)

CK_32
09-20-2012, 1:20 PM
I have one of these cheek pads on my bolt, nice and comfy, fully adjustable.
http://www.tacticalworks.com/image.php?id=50&type=D
http://www.tacticalworks.com/image.php?id=51&type=D
http://www.tacticalworks.com/Tactical-Operations-Ammo-Cheek-Pad.html

Tactical operations :confused:


Unless they changed names that looks almost identical to the "eagle" cheek pad...


Not sure how that would help OP on recoil tho.

CK_32
09-20-2012, 1:27 PM
OP if your also looking at a cheek weld look into the Karatans cheek riser..

Installed one on my 700. Never felt better and is FULLY adjustable. Takes 10 min with a drill or drill machine.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p14/sportin3s/Firearms/DSCN0852.jpg

Chaos47
09-20-2012, 1:32 PM
Tactical operations :confused:


Unless they changed names that looks almost identical to the "eagle" cheek pad...


Not sure how that would help OP on recoil tho.

The pack might be subcontracted by Eagle not sure..

But yea Tac-Ops..

The outfit in Beverly Hills that makes beautiful custom tuned sniper rifles with a .25 MOA Guarantee that it takes over a year to get one because of their backlog...

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s307/Louman64/Tac%20Ops/Lefties/MicronuTs%20X-Ray%2051/LeftyX-Ray51AdjOBLS45Angle18x6.jpg

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=9330425

http://www.tacticaloperations.com/swatapril2000/index.html

CK_32
09-20-2012, 1:36 PM
Oh yea I've seen those rifles. Pretty.

Almost too pretty. I want a GAP m40a5 great rifles and don't look bad dirty either haha

But yea that looks almost exact to the eagle stock packs.. Wouldn't doubt they use those. Really well built and respected packs for the guys at the hide and other distance forums.

bballwizard05
09-20-2012, 1:40 PM
Lol even if my rifle is capable of .25MOA I'm certainly not! I'm going to look into having a real recoil pad put on, and maybe a cheek rest, I'll do some looking.

swifty
09-20-2012, 1:46 PM
Put a real recoil pad on the thing, it works, that's why so many people install them.

Chaos47
09-20-2012, 1:46 PM
I have a 10 buck knock off stock pack on my 22LR
https://www.gijoesmilitarysurplus.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&zenid=vnlqb021rd30nrrfu1j55toer5&keyword=fox+butt+stock

Works well but if you can afford the real deal it will probably be worth it.
Sadly the stock pack does not make you and your rifle sub .25 MOA like flame stickers that make cars go faster.. :D

Don29palms
09-20-2012, 8:40 PM
OP if your also looking at a cheek weld look into the Karatans cheek riser..

Installed one on my 700. Never felt better and is FULLY adjustable. Takes 10 min with a drill or drill machine.

Did you mean Karsten cheek rest?

bballwizard05
09-20-2012, 9:11 PM
I have a 10 buck knock off stock pack on my 22LR
https://www.gijoesmilitarysurplus.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&zenid=vnlqb021rd30nrrfu1j55toer5&keyword=fox+butt+stock

Works well but if you can afford the real deal it will probably be worth it.
Sadly the stock pack does not make you and your rifle sub .25 MOA like flame stickers that make cars go faster.. :D


My Ford Escape goes zero to 60 in three seconds all because of flames! Before it was zero to 60 in 8 seconds... explain that! :D

Chaos47
09-20-2012, 9:50 PM
Must be black magic imbued flame stickers...

Squidward
09-21-2012, 10:48 AM
Maybe this will help you.

http://www.nokick.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=703-000

ar15barrels
09-21-2012, 12:55 PM
A muzzle brake will have more recoil reducing effect than all the other solutions.

sfm12
09-21-2012, 8:24 PM
Put a little baby powder on the stock where your cheek rests. It should keep the finish from grabbing and pulling your skin when it moves.

AlliedArmory
09-22-2012, 12:53 AM
I had AR15BARRELS install a brake on my R700 and made a world of difference.