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R.A.D or Graco

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Wayne of PA, Jun 22, 2011.

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  1. Wayne of PA

    Wayne of PA Member

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    I’m looking for some opinions on what you think is the better adjustable length stock adjuster. I am looking at both the R.A.D and the Gracoil.

    Keep in mine I not interested in the recoiling models but just the adjustable length models. I looked at the R.A.D. while visiting the PA State Shoot this past Saturday and I really liked it but have no actual experience with either one. Thanks,

    Dale
     
  2. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    If you want only LOP adjustment then Gracoil is the way to go. Now if its recoil reduction i would go with the RAD II which has LOP and great recoil reduction. I have both.
     
  3. Ruck

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    I also make my own lop buttplate with my thru the pad adjuster. It is the only lop buttplate that can be easily converted to also reduce recoil at a later date if desired.

    Ken Rucker...Speedbump Stockworks
     
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    ^^^There is your best choice^^^
     
  5. W.P.T.

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    If a gun fits you like it should there should not be a recoil issue, stock length is a very important part of fit ... If recoil is a problem see a gunfitter ... My wife shoots a Model 12 (no Rad, no Gracoil) and does not have a problem with recoil because the gun fits her and she is not a big woman by any means ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  6. N. J. BOB

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    You mean she is not as big as you? That is everyone. Just kidding.....
     
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    I'd like to follow up on WPT's comment regarding stock fit. I undersatnd that, at least theoretically, proper stock fit should result in a person being able to shoot all day with no discomfort. I've been struggling with recoil/cheek slap/stock fit and would like to have any recommendations for a good stock fitter in the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area.
    Thanks.
     
  8. lbshootin

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    Call Ken Ruck...he ain't that far...LarryB
     
  9. Wayne of PA

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    Thanks Ken, I’ll check your unit out and thanks grntitan for the your opinion on the Gracoil.

    The rest of the replies were geared towards recoil and I made that clear in the original thread that recoil was not an issue. This is mainly why I was not interested in the recoiling units.

    I have always used the Jones and 100 Straight units on my previous guns but wanted to try an adjustable length model.

    Again I am interested in anyone who had experience in using the adjustable length R.A.D or Gracoil unit. Thanks,

    Dale
     
  10. chipking

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    I have had and used all three units. The RAD 2, The Bump Buster and the Gracoil. I would have to say that The Bump Buster is my favorite with the RAD right behind. Ken is a great guy to talk to and deal with and his service is top notch. I also got excellent service and fast turn around from Dave at Harts.Inc on the RAD. I would place the Gracoil in third place just because mine always seemed to need tension readjustments after every 3 - 5 hundred rounds.

    --- Chip King ---
     
  11. Wayne of PA

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    Thanks for the information Chip,

    Dale
     
  12. Wayne of PA

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    Got a nice reply from flyfishdave with a good direction to go. Thanks again Dave,

    Dale
     
  13. mth602

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    I Had Both, The Gracoil is easier to adjust
     
  14. plaw

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    believe me if you have two bad shoulders like i do you want all the recoil reduction you can get, I am thinking about buying a pfs stock.I already have had all the rest..
     
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    I have the GRACO adjustable butt pads, (not the GRACOIL which is a recoil reduction system.) I love mine and they might be what you are looking for. They adjust for LOP very simply and securely and they adjust vertically and horizontilly as well. (Although I have never used these features.)
     
  16. Wayne of PA

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    Thanks for all the replies.

    Dale
     
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