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Wearing shoulder pad or shooting shirt under vest?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 1100 classic trap shooter, Mar 7, 2012.

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  1. 1100 classic trap shooter

    1100 classic trap shooter TS Member

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    Anyone ever wear a shoulder recoil pad or shooting shirt with shooting pad under a shooting vest? Did it help with a long day of shooting or was it a bad idea? May slide or miss with your gun mount, just looking for ideas and thoughts.
     
  2. Unknown1

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    Shape and position the butt pad so it fits your shoulder pocket (or have somebody who knows what they're doing do it for you).

    The more "stuff" you jam between the gun and your shoulder the worse your gun will fit you and the less secure and consistent your gun mount will be.

    Keller
     
  3. gus

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    I use the Browning harness. Works good and stays in place.
     
  4. sernv99

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    I use to use a PAST shoulder harness pad....then I fell victim to being a slave to fashion and got myself a Browning mesh shooting vest with the REACTAR pad insert. Either pad allows me to shoot all day, with regard to recoil.

    I did buy a Filson shirt with their shooting pad insert but felt it was too "clumsy" and "bulky", hard for me to get a good mount...just didn't feel right.

    Use whatever fits you correctly and you are comfortable with.
     
  5. gdbabin

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    I agree with loosing the pads. I did use them early on but got away from them very quickly.

    A good fitting stock with a KickEz pad will allow you to shoot all day nekid if you desire... not recommended however.


    Send your stock to Tron and get an adjustable Kickez installed and forget the pads.


    Speaking of pads... I know someone who used to use female stick on sanitary pads inside their shooting shirt. He wasn't a she either!!!


    Guy Babin
     
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    Now that's funny Guy. I can only imagine the razzing that guy took.
     
  7. Old Cowboy

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    Browning vest with a reactor pad insert.

    John C. Saubak
     
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    Kay Ohye pins a pad under his vest.
     
  9. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    Most vests have a pocket for a shoulder pad. I have a 1/4" thick pad in mine. I shoot a variety of guns and either had to add length to all of their LOP or use the pad. It works well for me. Mark
     
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    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Why does our ability to learn or accept something new diminish as we think we know everything there is to know? :)

    Hap
     
  11. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    Is that known as becoming an old fart? sometimes synonymous with trap shooter?

    Mark
     
  12. Trap2

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    Look at most of the top shooters in the sport. The majority of them shoot in a plain tee shirt, or a lite weight vest with minimal padding. I was told by one of them that he preferred shooting in a tee shirt because he could always tell that the stock was positioned correctly on the shoulder and firmly in the shoulder pocket. By wearing too much on the shoulder you run the risk of positioning the stock wrong and not be able to feel it.... That being said, I like to shoot with a Bob Allen light weight vest with a very thin pad on the left shoulder... Just my preference... Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
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    ..................Bad idea........................SMOKIT
     
  14. Oregunner

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    Maybe you guys need to start a Naked Trapshooters Club. No wait....... maybe not. Most trapshooters I see carry plenty of natural padding. Mark
     
  15. laura!

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    I took a Phil Kiner clinic. He admitted to using a stick on feminine hygiene product from time to time. Whatever it takes to keep you in the game!
     
  16. SevenMaryThree

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    I think they are a bad idea and completely unnecessary if you have a well fitted gun. They are a crutch for the ignorant.
     
  17. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    I wear a shirt without a pad. The recoil pad on the gun is enough. I do wear a cup, however, just in case.
     
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