How is the recoil pad on the factory Tikka T3x lite stainless?

VikingsGuy

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The recoil pad is fairly run of the mill. My dislike of their stocks is they seem oddly small for me (But I LOVE their action, barrel and trigger for the price). If you are going to put it in a better stock (like a B&C) no worries. If you are going to use with factory stock I would definitely shoulder one before I bought.
 

lr123

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I agree with what VikingsGuy said above. However if you are worried about the shoulder pad for recoil I would suggest adding a muzzle brake. A muzzle brake will make a larger impact on felt recoil than the shoulder pad.
 

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To me:
Limbsaver: A
Pachmyr Decelerator: A- but I like the surface finish better
Tikka T3x: B
Tikka T3: C-

I wouldn't give it a second thought on the T3x pad unless it's a real big boomer.
 
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In my experience, stock fit, overall gun weight and cartridge choice will all have more effect than the difference between recoil pad brands.
 

SoCalHuntr

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I shoot mine in .300 win mag and find the recoil acceptable. However I know that my wife doesn’t like it much. I may get a limb saver if anything for recoil but also into increase the LoP to fit me better. On a smaller cartridge I wouldn’t think it should be a problem
 

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The recoil pad on my T3 is on the end of the barrel and it has a bunch of holes in it. Earplugs needed but not included



The actual recoil pad seems to be okay. It’s nothing incredible but it’s not bad. I’d call it average.
 

88man

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I shot a few of them in 300wm and 300wsm and recoil was very normal so i would say the factory pad was pretty good.
 
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