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Gracoil or RAD ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by esoxhunter, Mar 19, 2010.

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  1. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

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    Lance: Go to the trapshooters.com home page. Click on the Rod's Custom stocks website. (He installs the RAD system). Also, don't discount Ken Rucker's Bumpbuster. I have heard a lot of good things about his recoil reducer. I recently shot a gun with a Gracoil and was not impressed. However, it is very possible the reducer was not adjusted properly for me. I opted to have Rod's Custom Stocks install a RAD on my gun. I don't think you can go wrong with the RAD or the Bumpbuster. Ed
     
  2. WNCRob

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    Ditto on RAD and Rod...top drawer on both.

    WNCRob
     
  3. Kimball

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    The RAD and's workmanship get my vote! From experience!

    Dick
     
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    keith heeg installed my rad.
     
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    Do yourself a favor and have Carey Barron install a slick slide. Can't be beat for the price and worksmanship. I have one on my XT. I also have a paralized shoulder, therefore I don't have alot of padding in my shoulder. Used to get beatup after shooting 150 rounds. Now after I got the slick slide I could probable shoot several thousand rounds with not side effect. Simply amazing for the price about $500 includes adustable padded comb and an adjustable kick-eez pad. Just my opinion.
     
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    I like the slide system and I think it has to have the nod as far as functionality goes but I don't like the idea of butchering up the stock on my $15,000 gun. They have to do a lot of cutting to install one. That makes me a little nervous on the resale end of it.
     
  7. Gross Man

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    I had Tron put a RAD on my Beretta 682 - looks good, works good. Billy
     
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    eni meni mine mo...............etc
     
  9. Caesar Trap

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    I have had a couple of guns with RAD system 2 installed them and I highly recommend one to anyone. One was installed by Rod Custom Stocks because of where I live and the other installed by Tom Larkin while shooting at the Spring Grand American; both people do great work. I imagine any of the companies/individuals mentioned above here do great work, it does put bread and butter on their dinner tables. Myself I choose the RAD system based on the functionality/adjustment capabilities. Nothing wrong with the Gracoil, both are great products.
     
  10. Hoosier Daddy

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    I prefer the counter-coil over all of the others.
     
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    Bucko43 Well-Known Member

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    I prefer neither. I used to shoot all my guns with Gracoils, paid $150 each for them and did all the grinding and fitting and drilling myself. Then I found out my scores were very inconsistent using them. So I took them all off, sold them and use nothing but a thick Kick-eez pad now. Works great, no issues with recoil, no shoulder pain, and can shoot and shoot and shoot and my scores are more consistent because I bring the gun up the same every time. And the Kick-eez pad is way cheaper and easier to install.

    Kevin
     
  12. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

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    I just received my 682 stock back from Rod's. (He installed a RAD) He did a great job. I will know more Saturday when I get to shoot it. I talked to Rod and he stated that although the Rad is more expensive; he feels it is a better unit. He states he installs many more Rads on shooters guns than the Gracoil system. I don't know. Will find out Saturday, weather permitting. Ed
     
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