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I just bought a Model 70 in 7mm mag. Might not be the best purchase for me because I don't care for a rifle with a lot of recoil, but really liked the rifle and got a good price on it, so I bought it. It came with a non-ported Boss installed, but also has a ported BOSS which I will use The buttpad looks like about 1/4" of solid rubber. Any suggestions for a good quality replacement? I've heard the Limbsavers can get tacky and stick to stuff, but don't have any personal experience.
One more question; are the reduced recoil loads I see worth the money, do they really work, and are they sufficient to kill deer with? Looking forward to opinions. Thanks.

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Re: recoil reduction

I have a Limbsaver on my Encore 12 guage, it does everything advertised for recoil...as far as tacky...I thought I had got pine tar on it. If you lean it against a tree you will have leaves stuck to it,I thought that was just me. But it sure tames that single shot down a ton!
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Re: recoil reduction

Have you shot it yet???


The recoil of the 7mag IMO isn't bad at all...I'd say a 3006 feels worse..has a heck of a bark...but recoil wise its not anything big...

I'd shoot it first and see...

Your right...I haven't found a GOOD recoil pad yet that isn't "tacky" and they like to snag on your vest or coat etc as you pull up for a shot...

The reduced power loads should work well and lighten things up some too...

Not familiar with the BOSS. I thought that was a browning thing...but most brakes might reduce some recoil but will add muzzle blast...making a screamer even louder lol...
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Re: recoil reduction

30-06 and 7mm Mag generate the same of amount of recoil with 160/165 grain bullets.

http://www.chuckhawks.com/recoil_table.htm
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Re: recoil reduction

A 7mm Remington mag will have more recoil than a 30-06 when shooting same weight bullets out of same weight rifles.
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Re: recoil reduction

I put a Pachmayr Decellerator on my 7mm when I was trying to reduce the recoil. It worked well and does not get tacky or have things stick to it. My 7mag is a Win M70 also.

I had a .30-06 with a BOSS on it. With the ported BOSS, it was the most obnoxiously loud rifle I've ever fired. I got rid of it. Just the weight of the non-ported BOSS will assist in reducing recoil, though not by much.
I agree that I don't find the 7 mag's recoil to be all that bad, but everybody's tolerance is different.

I was trying to reduce the recoil on mine because I was into some long range shooting at the time.
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Re: recoil reduction

The Limbsavers that get tacky were a bad batch of material. I called Limbsaver and they happily replaced mine ASAP.

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A 7mm Remington mag will have more recoil than a 30-06 when shooting same weight bullets out of same weight rifles.
How do you figure that? I doubt enough to be noticed.
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The 7 mag holds more powder than the 06.
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Re: recoil reduction

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I just bought a Model 70 in 7mm mag. Might not be the best purchase for me because I don't care for a rifle with a lot of recoil, but really liked the rifle and got a good price on it, so I bought it. It came with a non-ported Boss installed, but also has a ported BOSS which I will use The buttpad looks like about 1/4" of solid rubber. Any suggestions for a good quality replacement? I've heard the Limbsavers can get tacky and stick to stuff, but don't have any personal experience.
One more question; are the reduced recoil loads I see worth the money, do they really work, and are they sufficient to kill deer with? Looking forward to opinions. Thanks.
Everyone's tolerance to recoil is different but a 7mm mag isn't bad.I've put simms on a couple guns and they work very well.I personally wouldn't own a rifle with a boss attached.I shot a .270 one time that had one and I couldn't hear for two days.I'd rather catch a scope in the eye every time rather than dealing with that noise.
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