I am buying a new over/under and sending my stock to Graco for work. I can't decide if I should buy the "compression" butt plate or the adjustable plate with LOP adjustment.
Any comments would be appreciated.
I do not feel that they do that much when it comes to recoil reduction -- I had one installed and said I wouldn't use one again -- if you want adjustment and real recoil reduction go with a Precision Fit Stock -- there is nothing out there better
I have them on all my competition guns, why because they work. It is hard to tell subjectively if they work or not. We tend to bend our experience to fit our expectations. (I just paid a lot of money for this so it will reduce recoil is the expectation so we tend to judge that it does.) Where I notice a quantifiable difference was in shooting doubles. Before I installed a gracoil there was a small moment when I lost vision after letting the trigger for the first bird. After instillation of gracoil, I had no loss of vision and could see the first bird break easily and pickup the second very smoothly. I didn't realize I was losing vision until I stopped losing vision. Bruce
I will agree. It is nice to have the length of pull adjustment. I don't know if it is worth the $300 you pay for it though. I had a RAD II installed on a gun and I liked it a lot. With that said I don't think I will put one on my new gun. Only because I am going to use the money on something else.
I had a hard kickin K32 and I will tell you the Gracoil will make a big difference. Just plain old physics will tell you that. Another thing to consider is having the pitch altered correctly. I had both of these done and notice an improvement on the way my body feels the day after shooting a couple hundred. I will have them on all my guns for now on. The LOP feature is worth it if you have short arms and are going to cut the length of your stock and also if you don't plan on keeping the gun for the rest of your life. The ability to adjust the LOP will give more prospective buyers a chance at purchasing a gun that can be fitted to them.