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need to reduce recoil for m-1 field


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the two ways i have heard to reduce recoil on the m-1 field is to install a precision fit recoil pad by limbsaver or a benelli mercury recoil suppressor. which installation will benefit me more or should i try both.

 

the limbsaver rep. told me that their recoil pad for the m-1 field reduces felt recoil by 40-50%. is this true?

 

the benelli rep. told me their mercury recoil suppressor weighs 11 ounces and reduces felt recoil by only 15-18%. the only drawback i see to this method is that it will increase the weight of the m-1 to nearly eight pounds, thus defeating the purpose of having a lighter gun.

 

i would appreciate some input on this subject.

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I own both devices and use them on my SBE.

 

The gun is a tank with the mercury recoil reducer, but it seems to help some.

 

The Limbsaver fits very nice and seems to work fine, but I really cannot vouch for the 50% number.

 

I have heard that the X-Coil is the top recoil pad, but they only come in grind to fit sizes and I just cannot see paying the gunsmith $100+- to put on a pad when the Limbsaver fits perfectly.

 

mudhen - CA

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