Best Recoil Pads

Updated October 2019
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A recoil pad usually attaches to the buttstock of a rifle or shotgun. Or, it may be attached to the shoulder with straps. Once it is in place, a recoil pad provides a cushion to reduce the amount of recoil from a firearm. Additionally, a recoil pad may help prevent slippage when aiming a firearm. Pads are constructed from rubber, foam, and other soft materials. They come in a variety of sizes and can be used in conjunction with a wide range of firearms. Some pads come with layers of cushioning to provide extra shoulder protection. Various pads are sold with a shotgun shell holder for added functionality.  

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