joec wrote: pricedo wrote:
I was being facetious (sarcastic) about the illegal extension.
If you're butt padding a Rossi 92/454 your shoulder will than you if you make the padding as generous & recoil forgiving as possible.
Even the heavier 44 Mag & 45LC oads can give you a good thump.
My 454 burns fast pistol powder (H110 & W296) and gives me a sharp painful jab VS the "push" of a magnum rifle burning slower powder like H4831 or RX22.
I realized you was being sarcastic and just forgot to put the emotion on which I often do.
In all honesty I've fired Ruger only loads through my Rossi 92 45 Colt as well as some other factory ammo such as the Buffalo stuff. Now other than the Buffalo none has bothered me much. When Ranch Dog mentioned how hard it was on him I will take his word for it and get some protection also.
I really wished I still had the sight for this stuff but some one posted it a while back. The make recoil pads that are thinner but have more recoil absorption than other materials. I actually mentioned it to the guy making it and he researched it and found it was fairly inexpensive and was available in several thicknesses in sheets. He picked up the 1/2" thick sheet which is the thickest offered on that site and we figured it would be about as heavy as the what I have on my RG 45-70 when you also add a layer of leather between the steel butt plate and pad followed by another layer of leather between it and my shoulder. Total would be about 3/4" to 7/8" of padding would be a good guess. If it isn't enough He said he could double it also and I decided to keep the C shape instead of the filling design as show originally but he could do both. We felt really that the ends would cut into me if we did the straight method as I had shown instead of the full pad all the way across it..
I'm pretty recoil-proof myself.
The only gun that brought water to my eyes was a 10 gauge single shot firing a 1 3/4 ounce rifled slug I fired as a teenager on a farm at a tin can mounted in a pile of manure ........I didn't hit the can and I did NOT ask the grinning farmer for seconds.
The abused & battered old shotgun had a plastic butt stock cap (no recoil pad) on its multi chipped & gouged stock........it looked like the farmer used it as a fence post-hole auger when he wasn't hunting with it.
It was owned by a farmer friend of my dads (a behemoth of a man) who I believe to this day was the last living Neanderthal.
I own and fire comfortably a chopped 21" bbl (7 3/4 pounds) Remington M700 in 416 Remington Magnum & a 18" bbl (7 1/2 pound) Savage model 116 "Alaskan Brush Hunter" rifle in 375 Ruger.
Recoil comfort level is a personal thing...........I've heard "shooters" complaining about the recoil of a 357 Mag rifle
..........time to give up the hunting fields & start hunting the meat aisle at the grocery store.