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#1 DOG ON POINT

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 01:18 PM

I have a friend on the fragile side, 70yrs old, used to hunt deer etc. Anyway I'd like to get him on a hog hunt but I don't think his shoulder will hold up on his own.so I'm curious will one of those portable shooting sleds work? Hopefully that makes sense what I'm asking.
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Posted 21 January 2019 - 08:01 PM

Nice to hear somebody's looking out for some older folks! Hope somebody on here can help you out with your question. 


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 03:59 AM

bog pod makes a rifle holder that attaches to bog pod.  If he is standing when he shoots there is a lot less recoil.  Cant be much recoil standing with a little padding on shoulder also.


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 06:08 AM

Thanks I have bog pod I'll look for the attachment. That and a smaller caliber 243 should work. Thanks!

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 10:18 AM

We put a oversized slip on recoil pad and used shooting sticks with grand pops year ago about same age...no issues and very little felt recoil but the LOP was about 3 in longer.

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 10:37 AM

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 09:18 PM

Oh yeah... if you have shoulder issues... shooting from prone is not fun. Question, why not just have him shoot a round with less recoil though? What are the distances of the shot opportunities? Cause I mean... something like .30-30 is downright pleasant.  And .243 Win. is in that same neighborhood of recoil, actually less than .30-30 because of the lighter projectile.


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 06:22 AM

I’d borrow a portted gun and put a sims pad on it. Recoil will be nil.

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:05 AM

Be careful with ported guns. I used to have one. I also have permanent hearing loss from hunting several years ago when someone lit off a ported Weatherby  magnum about 10' from my left ear.


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 01:32 PM

Limbsaver butt pad.  $40.  Had both teenage daughters shooting 12 ga., .270 and 30-06 with those pads. No complaints. Worth every penny.


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 08:46 PM

Be careful with ported guns. I used to have one. I also have permanent hearing loss from hunting several years ago when someone lit off a ported Weatherby magnum about 10' from my left ear.


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 05:12 AM

Get him the lead sled field pod. There not that heavy to carry into the woods. He can sit down to shoot it and if your getting a lighter recoiling rifle to shoot it will be fine. I shoot an 06 off of mine and the recoil is substantially less.


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