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Recoil Pad Position Question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by slugbug1, Nov 25, 2009.

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  1. slugbug1

    slugbug1 Member

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    So whats the best? How many of you shoot with the recoil pad just as it came on the gun, straight up and down? Is there any advantage to canting the top of the pad left or right to better fit in the shoulder area? Flat pad or curved?
    I'm having a heck of a time getting comfortable with a Ljutic I just bought. Thoughts? Gary L.
     
  2. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR Active Member

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    Gary If your having a problem getting comfortable with it it don,t fit you . Find a shooter that has a butt plate that is adjustable and ask to try it . Mount and see .
     
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    Gary..... Each of us have a different "sweet spot" in our shoulder where the gun feels the best. This is why the pad adjuster is such a popular addition to your gun. I'm left handed and find that I am most comfortable with the pad rotated to the right a pretty good bit, and a little lower than a stock pad. By doing this, the pad just naturally goes to my shoulder pocket easily and is much more comfortable to shoot. Experiment with the pad, if you have and adjustable unit, and find what is the most comfortable for you... Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
  4. phirel

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    Gary- Your Ljutic is a fine shotgun but it sound as if it needs a little adjustment to get it just right for you. Rotating the pad can be useful for getting it to fit your body shape without excessive canting of the gun. Not all trap shooters have the same body shape and some of us are very thankful for that.

    Pad Shape-- I don't know. I used a convex shaped pad for a few years and thought it was very good. I put on a concave shaped pad two years ago and I think it is good. I really can't tell much difference. I am afraid that no one has designed a recoil pad that will keep me from lifting my head.

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Get a Jones adjustable with a thin pad for cold weather and a fat pad for warm weather. If you are right handed cant the top of the pad to the left. Curved or flat is going to be up to you to decide. HMB
     
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    Gary you have a PM.
    Carey
     
  7. slugbug1

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    Got it Carey. The gun has a Bill's recoil reducer on it so I have plenty of adjustments to play with. I dropped the pad down some and canted it to the left..I'll try it tomorrow. Feels a little better but I think it's a little short on LOP.
    Thanks for all the hints...Im tempted to go for a PFS but we are talking about mega adjustments on that thing.GaryL.
     
  8. phirel

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    Gary- My method of adjusting the recoil pad position is rather simple. I bring the gun up to my shoulder but keep my head well off of the comb. I move the gun around my shoulder area until it fits into the natural coutures of my shoulder. Then I move the pad to bring the gun up to my face without a cant.

    You mentioned considering a PFS. I think they are great.

    Pat Ireland
     
  9. slugbug1

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    Well thanks Pat...that worked. Heading for the range, we'll see.......GaryL.
     
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