rifle sled? for old man

DOG ON POINT

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

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

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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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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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DKScott said:
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.
What do you know? Wait, what’d you say? Have a ported 7mm that I shot with no plugs hunting for 20 years. My left ear is bad, very bad.
 

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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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