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Shooting Shoulder Pads

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Ironbar, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Are there any sources out there for a shooting shoulder pad that still provides cushion when a shooter is in the prone position? They seem mostly geared toward shotgun sports shooters, with the pad providing cushion only when shooting from a standing position. I need something that I guess would go over the shoulder a bit instead of only being in the front.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Have you ruled out the recoil butt pads that you add to the stock?
     
  3. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    I shoot a lot of milsurps that have metal butt plates. I've tried several different items for softening the recoil and I have found that the Galco recoil pad is the best available. It's a leather body with a Velcro closure. It fits every milsurp I have, Brit, German, US, Swiss, Jap. Shop around for best pricing. I paid less than $40 years ago.


    http://www.amazon.com/Galco-Recoil-Havana-Brown-Large/dp/B00162UFPQ
     
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  4. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    I'd sure like to know where you got that pad for less than $40.00. I shopped around, and the cheapest I found was $68.00.
     
  5. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    The $40 was years ago like I said, everything keeps getting more expensive by the day. Maybe look for a used one on evil bay.
     
  6. P7id10T

    P7id10T West Slope Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    If you don't mind slummin' it, check Goodwill for used lacrosse shoulder pads. Then take the preferred pad off and use just that. I found that using something stiff that distributes the recoil force over a larger area significantly reduces the pain for mongo-kick guns. Much more so than something like foam to decelerate the buttstock.