Shot my new M44 = bruised shoulder.

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    Shot my new M44 = bruised shoulder.

    This little Nagant packs a punch. Looks like a butt pad is in order.
    I am looking at a muzzle brake, but most of them look pretty weak and have had some issues until I found this one, looks pretty stout.
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    They do tend to kick a little bit, usually easier to shoot standing than from a bench. But fun little rifles.

    I wouldn't put a muzzle brake on it, then I couldn't extend the bayonet, and mind shoots high and to the right without the bayonet extended.
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    Yeah, I shot mine this weekend too. Shoulder was a tad sore the next day. Sure was fun to watch those flames come out though
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    Just put some ice on and get back to shooting fellas.
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    Well the Soviets put that nice and soft steel recoil pad on their rifles for the comfort of thier soldiers.

    I would recommend a recoil pad, but would skip on the muzzle break
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    A slip-on recoil pad did wonders for my M44. No more bruising.

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    I need to get a recoil pad. My 12yr old shot it once but won't touch it again until I get a recoil pad. He's not recoil shy either. He put 50 rounds through the 12ga and didn't mind it a bit.

    What brand and size did you get for the M44?
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    I actually savor the soreness that accompanies shooting my M44. I think it's part of the overall experience.

    Imagine receiving a butt-stroke to the head from one of those things...
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    Quote Originally Posted by imatt View Post
    A slip-on recoil pad did wonders for my M44. No more bruising.
    Agreed.

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    recoil pads?...buncha wimps
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    Well the Soviets put that nice and soft steel recoil pad on their rifles for the comfort of thier soldiers.



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    Quote Originally Posted by KenpoTex View Post
    recoil pads?...buncha wimps
    Big +1 to that.

    I have 4 m44's and a 91/30 and love them. They are serious battle rifles. Putting a recoil pad on one would be like putting a dress on a guard dog. YWMMV
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    Putting a recoil pad on one would be like putting a dress on a guard dog.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Now that was Funny.

    I love shooting my Battle rifles also.

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    I feel your pain "pun intended". I put about a 100 shells through my new over under 12ga Sunday, and i'm just starting to feel normal now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenpoTex View Post
    recoil pads?...buncha wimps
    It seems to affect the skinny people worse than the rest.
    No extra padding + steel plate = pain.

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