New shotgunners don’t like the heavy recoil of the 12 gauge Remington 870. This is understandable because nobody likes coming home with black and blue shoulder. You will get used to the recoil with time and ammo spent but there is inexpensive solution to make life of new Remington 870 shotgun owners easier.

Standard Remington 870 buttpad is a hard rubber recoil pad which works well but can be replaced with one of the aftermarket recoil pads. Let’s talk about the available replacement buttpads and find the best one.

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Limbsaver Recoil Pad for Remington 870

Limbsaver recoil pad is one of the most popular aftermarket recoil pads for Remington 870. There are two versions – for wood stock and plastic stock.

Limbsaver Recoil Pad
Limbsaver Recoil Pad


Energy absorbing, NAVCOM™ material combined with dual, airtight chambers and elastic motion to reduce recoil-induced shock up to 50% over factory pads. Gives greater protection for the shooter; allows more shooting, without soreness and discomfort at the end of a long shooting day. Plus, proprietary Anti-Muzzle Jump Technology helps distribute shock to reduce muzzle rise for faster, more accurate follow up shots. Pre-fit pads; check price line to see if pad fits wood or synthetic stock.

Do you have experience with Limbsaver recoil pad? Please leave a comment.

Limbsaver Recoil Pad for Knoxx Stock Review: should you use it?

I like the Knoxx SpecOps stock because it reduces recoil as advertised. But I have always wondered if it is possible to reduce recoil even more. This weekend I have tested Knoxx SpecOps stock with Limbsaver Recoil Pad. I haven’t noticed much difference. So, I think it is not necessary to change the standard Knoxx recoil pad.

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