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Old 08-04-2015, 20:04   #1
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recoil pad yes/no

I'm keeping my norinco sks pretty much stock,(been sitting in a closet for 12 years). But I wonder if the recoil pad is a good thing to install?
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:43   #2
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If you sit to pee, than yes, you need the thickest softest pad you can get.

Seriously, the SKS doesn't have enough recoil to bother most people over the age of 10. Now, the stock may be a bit short for your build, and if simply stretching the stock is your goal, than adding a pad is not a bad way to do this.
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There are other reasons a recoil pad may be utilized, I had shoulder surgery that left me with diminished use in my shoulder so by adding a recoil pad I can continue to enjoy target shooting.

It was cheaper to add recoil pads to all my long guns over selling them all and replacing them with lesser calibers but that is just my case.
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Note to self: don't offer the 375 H&H, with a hard butt, to JRH due to his shoulder surgery.

John, With your off hand, put forward pressure on the forestock (IOW pull back with your trigger hand while pushing forward with your other hand). This locks the muscles of your off-arm causing the recoil to be spread across your entire torso, instead of concentrating it into one shoulder. Also, if bench shooting, keep your back straight up (IOW don't lay over the stock) to allow your upper body to move under recoil.

IMHO 30-06 class is "mild", 375 H&H is the start of "medium", and the 416 Rigby is the start of "firm". And yes, I have shot a few that are in the "retinal detachment danger" range of recoil. So you can see why I consider the 7.62x39 to be in the "what recoil?" class.
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If it makes it more comfortable to shoot, LOP etc. then get one fitted on there. Don't buy the slip-ons they are a$$ ugly.
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I meant buffer pad my bad, my bad. I am going to add a 1'' butt pad to extend the pull.
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The original stock does have a short LOP IMO.
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Originally Posted by Tailgunner View Post
Note to self: don't offer the 375 H&H, with a hard butt, to JRH due to his shoulder surgery.

John, With your off hand, put forward pressure on the forestock (IOW pull back with your trigger hand while pushing forward with your other hand). This locks the muscles of your off-arm causing the recoil to be spread across your entire torso, instead of concentrating it into one shoulder. Also, if bench shooting, keep your back straight up (IOW don't lay over the stock) to allow your upper body to move under recoil.

IMHO 30-06 class is "mild", 375 H&H is the start of "medium", and the 416 Rigby is the start of "firm". And yes, I have shot a few that are in the "retinal detachment danger" range of recoil. So you can see why I consider the 7.62x39 to be in the "what recoil?" class.
I found 30/378 Wby Mag to be in "pop yer eyeball out" range LOL
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I meant buffer pad my bad, my bad. I am going to add a 1'' butt pad to extend the pull.
get one with the hole for accessing your cleaning kit.....
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ok, thanks guys, I'm going to skip the buffer pad. Going for the recoil pad with access to the cleaning kit.
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Old 08-07-2015, 10:46   #11
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Most SKS's are so short that I find them with my long arms harder to shoot. You can add a pad to increase the length of pull.
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I understand the Chi-coms being short, but why the Europeans?
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Did you get one and what brand? Got a pic?
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Old 02-11-2016, 18:23   #14
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sks reciol pad

I did and I like it. I can still access tools in stock. Ill see if I can dig up the make and model. Never posted a pic so Ill see if I can do that too.
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I like a butt pad on the SKS and Minis to extend the LOP. It suits me much better. Some people reduce the stock... depends on how it works for you.
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YES.
If you shoot it like a battle carbine, like 120 rounds per session, or more, then get something to lessen that recoil.
If you shoot it like a high power bolt action, 5 rounds a day, you wouldn't need it, would you.
I like the Phoenix Technology recoil reducing stock, it has a built in spring in the 'buffer' tube and takes out 50% of the recoil, otherwise if you keep the original wood i suggest a 1" limbsaver grind to fit.
7.62x39 used to be called the Russian .308 short, it's not a wimpy round when fired like the gun was designed to be fired.
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