Originally Posted by Hunting Man
is that rem 81 a semi-auto? I have a Savage 99 in 300 sav and it shoots sweet with almost no kick. I nener owned a 81 but I thought they had enough stock weight to negate any kick from the mild bullet like a 300. There are lots of recoil pads out there, if your rifle is a collector grade installing a pad will reduce the market value. Maybe look for a slip over pad that way no stock cutting has to take place.
Yes, the Rem 81 is semi-auto. My father-in-law has a Savage 99 in .300 Savage, and now wish I've had a chance to shoot his for reference. He purchased his when he was in high school and it's still in pretty good condition.
"Mild" wasn't what I felt when on the range. I was shooting Remington Core-Lokt's in 150 grain. Any ideas?
But I was looking for a slip on pad, although not for any "market value" purposes. This one's been in the family for over 60 years and I hope it will stay that way for at least another 60.
And thanks for the responses, too --