well to start with i am a bit of a scrapy guy. in other words the recoil of my .308 is a little to much and i think it is throughing my accuracy off. my rifle is a savage 10FP. i am mainly wonderin what i can do to lessen the recoil.
If its just a bit uncomfortable, you can install a Limbsaver recoil pad or use a shoulder pad. They work really well, and are cheaper than muzzle break.
ALternatively, you can opt for a Muzzle Break. There are several companies that reportedly do a great job, like Vias or the Answer recoil system. There are more, but these can get you started on your hunt for the best one for you.
I agree the one on A PSS is about as thick as a piece of paper. But, you may want to at least consider having a gunsmith do it (one of the local smiths here charges something like $50.00 including the pad), as you may well need to trim the stock when you install the thicker pad to maintain your length of pull at its current length.
My VS has a similar HS precision stock, would a R3 or similar recoil pad make a difference? I do not feel its too punishing but I have considered it for added comfort and extended sessions at the range.
I see what you speak of, right you are. The current pad is extremely paper thin. I would actually not mind extending the length of pull, I feel its a bit short for me. Where is this place that you speak of? Thanks Jeffvn.
Briley has a pretty good reputation; they are big shotgun guys, but also do work on rifles (just inside Beltway 8 just north of Katy Freeway - call and get directions or we'll need to send a rescue party to find you.)
Alternatviely High Standard (the target pistol company) is also located in Houston. They just acquired a rifle manufacturing business, and are now taking rifle work. If that runs dry, the weekend manager at American Shooting has a list of local smiths that he deals with and can give you their cards (make sure you call first, as one of the cards he gave the number had been disconnected.)
Thanks Jeff, I going to check them out. Do they perform reliable work? As far as stock bedding, re-barreling and custom work? It would be really convenient to have someone here at home do all my custom work, but I need to know that I will get my money's worth. Thanks.
The savage 110 is a little bit on the light side due to the thin stock design. You may try going with a beefier stock. Mcmillan inlets some really nice tactical stocks for the savage, but they are pricey. I shoot with a guy who has a 110 in a choate ultimate sniper stock, these are very resonable in price, around $175.00 I think, they are alot heavier and are very comfortable to shoot. You will notice a definite reduction in recoil with this stock due to the weight you will also reap the benefits of being able to adjust the length of pull as well as the comb height.