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If you are serious about spending range time with a slug gun it only makes sense to make it quality time. The best way I have found to ensure that it is, is with a quality shoulder recoil pad.

Without one, 5 shots may have me flinching. With one, I have no problem shooting up to 50 shots in a single range session.
For me it is a don't leave home without one, item.

I use, and recommend the Past mag plus recoil shield.( I picked up an extra one on ebay for 15$ last week....FYI)
http://www.battenfeldtechnologies.com/310010.html

 

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I agree!!! Really saves your shoulder when shooting the gun other than from the bench. This season I'm experimenting with the Calwell Lead sled. Which I think is great for testing various slug loads and large mag. rifles from the bench. Another tip is to shoot a .22 LR. While your slug gun barrel cools and really concentrate on consistent trigger pull. The light recoil really lets you concentrate on shooting form.
 

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Venison,

You are dead on about the .22lr. that is the best way to keep your head in the game. Otherwise I seem to lose focus on technique.

As far as the sled, another great idea. I personally use a brute tite-group rest. It is the same idea, just a little more functional for sighting in. It tilts the scale around 14lbs.

http://www.titegroup.com/

 

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Bloodtrails,

Two problems with the Sims.

1) even though they work, they don't even come close to the combined effects of a past pad and heavy rest.

2)they increase your LOP by an .5-1.0 in, unless you cut the stock down, which many people are unwilling to do on higher value guns.
 
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