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Your Advice: Recoil Pads

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by Zell, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Zell

    Zell IrregularMember

    Apr 22, 2007
    I just bought a Remington 870 Express Tactical 18.5 barrel (I think) for home defense.

    I haven't shot the thing yet but I know it'll have some considerable kick to it. I haven't shot a shotgun for years but have several handguns in various calibers.

    I believe I will want to get a recoil pad if I want to target shoot with it. What brand or type of pad should I get? The gun is all black.

  2. Z71bill


    Feb 19, 2007
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2010

  3. 10 rounds

    10 rounds

    Feb 6, 2010
    So. Calif.
    I have the same shotgun, I replaced mine with the supercell also and it worked much better than stock. If your only going to shoot it every now and then the super cell will be just fine. I shoot mine quite a bit so i decided to go with the knox stock and that seems a lot better than the supercell but some people do not like the pistol grip.

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  4. Zell

    Zell IrregularMember

    Apr 22, 2007

    I just read somewhere that the pad doesn't quite fit a 870 very well -- that it's a little larger than the the butt of the gun (some overlay). Is that correct? I want a good cushion but I also want it to look good on the gun. Thanks!
  5. Warp


    Jul 31, 2005
    I'm interested in this as well. I have the same gun and am tired of beating my shoulder up when I shoot buck/slugs. I did that today for patterning, plus some magnums, and it isn't nearly as fun as it could be.

    I'd really go for a knoxx without the pistol grip...
  6. Aceman


    Nov 30, 2008
    There is always a good seat and push/pull. Hard to beat good technique.
  7. I have the same thing in the rifled barrel model. Those sabots are killing me. The recoil pad is too hard. Looking at limbsaver as a possibility.
  8. Ride5C2


    Jun 10, 2008
    Limbsaver all the way. I literally had a nice blue bruise after shooting my 930 SPX, put a Limbsaver pad on it has made a world of difference, it is now a pleasure to shoot. I did a lot of research / reviews and was still surprised that it actually works.
  9. A big +1. Proper technique in mounting and firing the shotgun will go much further than a recoil pad when it comes to reducing the effects of the recoil on the person. Barring some unusual circumstances there is not much excuse for a typical shooter with a normal shotgun getting beat up, bruised, and battered by shooting their gun.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2010
  10. Z71bill


    Feb 19, 2007

    IIRC the Limbsaver pad is the old style Remington R3 pad - Limbsaver manufactures the pads for Remington.

    My pad fits perfect - and it really does help prevent a sore shoulder -

    I am over 50 - been shooting shotguns for 40 years - never had a problem when I was younger - old people must bruise easier. :crying:

    I normally shoot in a T-shirt so having a good recoil pad makes a difference.
  11. Big_Grumpy

    Big_Grumpy Go Cheese!

    Jul 21, 2009
    I have both the Knoxx collapsable recoil reducing stock AND an R3 Limbsaver pad on my 870. Call me a grandma, but shooting 3" slugs all day is a pleasure.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2010
  12. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    Southern Maryland
    The R3 pad is a Limbsaver pad with Remington's 'mark' on it.
    Niiiiiiiiice recoil pad.
    The Limbsaver is what the name implies.

    If you want a pistol-gripped stock, the Knoxx (Blackhawk Ind.) SpecOps is one incredible stock!
    I've posted this before. I set up an 870 for my daughter ("Express" w/26" barrel, and swapped it for 18-1/2" Imp. Cyl barrel and synthetic forend,) and put a SpecOps stock on it.
    She'd never fired a shotgun before I gave her this.
    She fired over 250 rounds on the first outing, and she absolutely loves that shotgun!
    That stock WORKS as advertised.
  13. Another vote for the Limbsaver.tom.:cool: