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I know that it's a personal thing and with enough gun mounts you get better.
I've been using Pachmayr T550 Deluxe Trap Pigeon Face.
I thought that the concave shape would sort of center itself.
Not convinced it's working.
Survey says----
 

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Flat works best for me for the last 32 years. Did try a curved Morgan pad early in my career, but that was not the way to go for me.

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I use the Kick EZE all purpose grind to fit pad. It really is a personal preference thing though. Everybodies shoulder pocket is different and how they mount the gun to their shoulder.----Matt
 

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What ever works for you. That's why they make different styles. I personally like the flat #300 Kickeez pad.

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I use a rocker and mount the gun high and toe first. If it don't feel good I re-mount. I use only a gooey pad 'cause they stay where you put 'em.

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First.. get a pad that you think fits your pocket pretty good.. Wear what you wear shooting.. Now.. mount the gun as you normally do.. and have a friend,wife.. whatever.. put a piece of tape (paper tape works well).. on your shirt,vest.. whatever you wear when you shoot.. at the top and bottom of the stock.. Now.. repeat a few hundred times a night.. in a mirror.. note where the gun is on each and every mount.. After the first 40 or so.. look every few mounts.. Continue daily till its always the same...
 

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Ed is right! Whatever works. You owe it to yourself to try the Packmayer XLT Ultra Soft Magnum Trap Pad. Phil Sims recommended it to me and it is an unbelievable pad with very low recoil and excellent comfort. You can see it on Pachmayer site.

Good Shooting.
 

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Another vote for the XLT Ultra. I have the XLT mounted on both of my 101 SBT's.

Those reputed hard-kickers shoot soft for me now!

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I tried several; trap style, flat and after a few years found the gooey rocker style gave me best mount and comfort shooting. Not what I would have expected and why I didn't start there but once there wouldn't change for anything.
 

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Since my double shoulder replacements my arms are not as strong as they once were. The Kickeze rocker has helped me shoulder the gun more consistantly because I don't catch it on my clothes on the way up.
 

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I think the best pad for a consistent mount is the Kick-Eeze concave trap pad. It reduces recoil better than anything I have tried and I've tried them all.

I'll never understand why anyone would use anything other than a concave pad for consistent trap mounts. I love these pads.
 

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The convex shape (rocker style) will match the shape of our shoulder pocket best. The concave style seems to give me a better reference for consistent mounts. I have used both and I really don't know which one I prefer.

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I had that problem with my flat Kickeez until I read Rollin's book and found out I needed to raise my "trigger elbow" a bit. After I did that, the occasional mismount went away. Good luck.
 

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I had more inconsistent gun mounts with the convex Gooey pad. Many many years ago I had the rock hard concave Morgan pad without the benefit of a pad adjuster that would rotate and I ended up sort of shooting off the ball of my shoulder joint instead of the pocket. I now have a slightly concave thick Kickeez pad with an adjuster that rotates to fit the pocket and it stays put. The toe is rounded and I have sufficient pitch to avoid a sore spot in the shoulder pocket.
 

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Pachmayr XLT on old BT-99"s sure beat the brown "White Line" pads of the 70's. They're super soft as opposed to rock hard, and have a little concave to them to fit the pocket perfectly.
 
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