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Posted: 11/23/2004 7:26:29 PM EDT
I'm looking for a recoil pad that will attach to my standard A2 buttstock. It's not that the recoil bothers me; I just don't like the hard buttplate. I found that I'm not alone in getting my shoulder lightly bruised (appearance mostly) from the hard checkering when shooting in a t-shirt.

I tried the Masen (?) "pad" from Brownell's. It was not much softer than the standard buttplate. I wouldn't even call it a pad, more of a spacer to get more length of pull. I'd really like something soft and squishy.

Anybody out there have any suggestions?
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Posted: 11/24/2004 12:29:16 AM EDT
My ACE skeletonzied stock came with an optional rubber butt-pad. Perhaps you could see if they sell that part alone and adapting it to your stock?
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Posted: 11/24/2004 12:45:44 AM EDT
Fancy lads.
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Posted: 11/24/2004 2:44:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/24/2004 2:50:16 AM EDT by DarkStar]

The only 'soft and squishy' buttpad I can think of is a Sims LimbSaver Slip-on recoil pad. I've got them on several different heavier recoiling rifles including .50 muzzleloaders, a .300 WinMag Encore, and an A2 stocked .50 Beowulf. I added the LimbSaver to the A2 stock to absorb more recoil, which it does very well. The LimbSaver pad is very well made, the NavCom material is soft and seems to be holding up on all the rifles. The pad adds about 1" to the length of pull and the large size fits the A2 buttstock well...

edited to add: Here's a thread showing some pictures of an A2 stock with a Sims LimbSaver recoil pad...
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Posted: 11/24/2004 4:54:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By diesel1:
Anybody out there have any suggestions?

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Posted: 11/25/2004 6:25:37 AM EDT
Thanks for the suggestions. The other comments were expected. Oh well! People like their weapons in many different flavors, that's what keep the market thriving.
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Posted: 11/25/2004 6:32:17 AM EDT
Get an old pre-A1 buttstock without the trap door. It's a bit shorter and lighter than the A2 and has a rubber butt plate instead of the hard one with checkering.

Best of all, it will look great and no one will laugh at you for having a big rubber pad from a .30-06 hunting rifle on your AR!

I get a "bruise" from shooting my Mosin-Nagant or even an M1 too much without a heavy shirt or jacket in the summer. But I think I would have to shoot my AR with no shirt on for it to leave any kind of mark. It really is a pussycat.

Good luck.

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Posted: 11/25/2004 7:55:04 AM EDT
Brownells sells the ACE rubber one separately.
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Posted: 11/26/2004 6:28:14 AM EDT
Accuracy Speaks makes a real nice top quailty adj outfit . It has a thin rubber pad that stays put no slipping off during action.You can adj LOP,cant and move it up and down to fit your body.It will increase LOP by about 1/2in. fully collapsed and can add alot of length if needed.I have 1 on my 3gun AR makes it so I can shoot it like a shotgun (shoots where I look) and keeps my nose from bumping the charging handle.Fulton Armory has a simular outfit but I have not personally touched one.Just an option.