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Steve in Allentown PA
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This is a unique issue that I've never had to deal with before so I'm turning to you folks to help me.

 

I need to find a stock/recoil pad solution to eliminate as much recoil force as possible from being transmitted to the shooter's shoulder.  I cannot use a muzzle device to achieve this objective.

 

The rifle is a Bravo Company AR with a Magpul collapsible stock and pad.  Swapping out the stock and pad is not a problem if that is the solution.
 

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The Odin Zulu probably has the squishiest pad I've seen on an AR stock. RPR take off stocks have some squish too.

Just be aware that you probably won't notice the extra cushion on a 223 AR, and that the recoil pad is probably the least meaningful thing you can do to change the way an AR feels.

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I haven't tried the Odin Zulu.  The squishiest pad I've tried is the 1" thick Ace Butt Pad

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1003200952

 

that fits the Doublestar Ace Buttstocks.

https://doublestarusa.com/ace/buttstocks.html

 

Depending on how long your arms are, you will have to chose the correct length Buttstock.  Doublestar has them in various lengths from 7.5" to 11"()

https://doublestarusa.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?q=ARFX&product_list_limit=36

https://doublestarusa.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=m4+socom

https://doublestarusa.com/ace/buttstocks.html?cat=472

https://doublestarusa.com/ace/buttstocks.html?cat=473

 

Since my arms are really long I really like the full length 9.9" ARFX Skeleton stock with the 1" Butt Pad.

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Perhaps check out the Fab Defense GL-shock stock. It’s spring loaded so it gives upon firing. Maybe you could fit the Limbsaver too and have double cushion. People are doing it on 12 ga. ARs. 

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I finally had enough of researching every adhesive known to man and grabbed a tube of E6000.  I figured in the event of the worst case scenario (things didn't stick together) I could remove it easier than anything else.  I smeared a layer of the stuff on the plastic plate of the Limbsaver and on the rubber surface of the OEM pad.  Then I clamped them together and left the assembly alone for three full days at the end of which I set about shaping the Limbsaver to match the outline of the OEM pad using a bench belt sander.  I didn't do a terrible job and I comfort myself knowing that there was no good way to attach the assembly to my Miles Gilbert Recoil Pad Installation Fixture.

 

Bottom line.  The E6000 worked.  The Limbsaver is very soft and pliable.  Launching 12oz projectiles no longer feels like a 3" Magnum 12 gauge.

 

Here's a pic showing how it turned out.  You can see the glue line between the plastic plate of the Limbsaver and the rubber of the OEM pad.  I may get after that with some sandpaper.  The fit between the two is actually very close.  The glue is just what slopped over onto the exterior of the OEM pad.

 

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Many thanks to everyone who offered their suggestions.

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