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Rad 2

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by esoxhunter, Dec 17, 2009.

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  1. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

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    I would like to get input from shooters who have the Rad 2 system installed on their guns. Are you satisfied? Is this system worth the cost? I also have given thought to the Gracoil but have been told by a very good installer of this type of a system that the Rad 2 is superior to the Gracoil. I have never shot a gun with these types of recoil reducers and am looking for input from shooters who have experience in these types of systems. Thanks a lot. Ed
     
  2. short shucker

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    Might want to raise your sights a little higher and check out Ken Ruckers "Bump Buster". Best add-on system out there.

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  3. pens1992

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    I love mine I don't really think there is to much difference between the 2 and they are pretty close on price I plan on having my bt99max stainless done and I will be putting the RAD2 on it. The guy from bumbbusters was a rad dealer then went on his own.
     
  4. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    No problems with my Rad2. I found it used for a reasonable price.
     
  5. WNCRob

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    Both the RAD and the Bunmbuster have their following, and both are quite good. I chose the RAD 2A because it seems easier to fully adjust, and it is, for sure, a high quality device. Just make sure to get the "2A" model of the RAD. Either is a lot cheaper than a PFS, but then, your stock has to be shortened. Shoot one before you get one and see how you like it.

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  6. Jawhawker

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    short shucker, please explain differences that make Ruckers "bump buster" superior.
     
  7. threedeuces

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    I had a RAD 2a on my Beretta combo. It worked as advertised. T he recoil part of it was not the big thing for me. I liked it for all the adjustments it gave. With all this said, I would not put one on another gun because of the added weight it gives the but end and having to hack 1 1/2" off the stock. The recoil reduction is not that much reduced with one. From now on it will be an adjustable but pad for me.
     
  8. dr.beav

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    Do youself a favor and get Rod's Custom Stocks or Greg Hissem to put you a Rad 2A on your gun and you will never regret it. They are among the best! the beav
     
  9. short shucker

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    Martin,

    A couple of reasons come to mind, the fact that the "BumpBuster" is rebuildable is a big plus in my book. I generally keep guns around for more than a day or two so it's reassuring that if something happens to the O rings, I can get it fixed.

    The other reason is weight! The BumpBuster doesn't greatly affect the balance of the gun like a RAD 2. This is important to me as I like to shoot well balanced firearms.

    There is also some issues with adjustments that make the BumpBuster easier to deal with.

    Ken wouldn't have spent so much time and $$ developing something if he didn't see a problem with what was out there. If I recall right, he made a few of suggestion to the RAD people and they were less than interested. I wonder how they would receive the info now that Ken's BumpBuster has been so successful.

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  10. Hoosier Daddy

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    I have never had a Bumpbuster on a gun but I have had a RAD2. I wasn't at all impressed with the Rad2. I prefer the counter-coil to the RAD2. I found it easier to adjust and just overall smoother.
     
  11. JerryP

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    SS,Replacement parts are available for the RAD units. They are completely rebuildable.
     
  12. RRA

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    I put a RAD 2 on my XT. The adjustability is great. I also have a Gracoil on a BT 99 my daughter shoots. I like the RAD 2 better. It is easier to adjust and the recoil is not as harsh.
     
  13. OldGoat

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    I opted for a RAD Basic (1) for my XT (due to recent heart surgery) instead of a RAD 2 because it is not as heavy as the RAD 2 and I did not believe I needed the extra length of pull adjustment - I was right. I have been a disappointed in the lack of "ease" in effecting the recoil and pad adjustments. I'm not really sure the expense was/is worth it. I mostly shoot light loads so it seems going to a recoil reduction device is only worth it if you plan on always shooting heavy 1 1/8 oz. loads for everything. Don't think I would get another. Best Regards, Ed
     
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