AFTER my brains got unscrambled...I thought I would use 2F. Then when they got more unscrambled I decided to use about 100 grains of powder. That worked pretty well. But I never liked the deeply curved steel buttplate. The toe was sharp as a knife and I had to file it down. But even after that I still had to wear an insulated vest for shooting. The curve did not fit my figure, so to speak and the recoil was still too abusive. I paid about 700 bucks for the rifle and had to sell it for about $350. O well. I always wondered why a woman would stick with an abusive significant other. I still wonder.120 grains FFF?? holy smoke , I find 90 gr FF just dandy
Yep...good ones. Just make sure the size you get is correct by checking Pachmayr website for dimensions. Midway may have that info also. (I have a black Large for my black stocked CVA Kodiak Magnum, and a medium for the Marlin 336. (I need eye relief and this is cheaper than a different scope.)Don't they make a slip on recoil pad? No drilling it just fit over the stock.
Skeet/trap shooting pad? I have seen that type of thing. Before I got the butt pad I folded a towel and slid it inside my shirt. (When I fired the .54 Lyman GPR the rifle pinched blood blisters on me every time I shot it. Looked like horse bites.) I like the Pachmayr Decelerator. Cheap and very effective for my needs.There is something now that you wear on your shoulder also
I got one for the same reason...my Thompson Center Bone Collector is 1 1/4 inch shorter than standard. It also only weighs 5 1/2 lbs...very light for full charge loads. It makes it hurt less and the added benefit for me is that it pretty much eliminated the scope smacking my glasses.I put one of those pads on my 375 Marlin in .375 Winchester because length of pull is 1" shorter than all my other rifles.
The unexpected benefit is it is super comfortable with full power loads (220 grns @ 2200 fps) shooting all day long.
Even my 135lb 15 year old like's to shoot it (but not too much!).