Does shorter LOP stock mean more perceived recoil?

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Does shorter LOP stock mean more perceived recoil?

Post by Mifune326 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:47 pm

I'm thinking about getting a Speedfeed stock with 13" LOP for my new HD 870. I've been told that shortening the stock will cause more perceived recoil, as there isn't as much polymer to provide flex as there is in a standard length stock.

Anyone agree or disagree with this?

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Re: Does shorter LOP stock mean more perceived recoil?

Post by Vitaly » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:55 am

Mifune326 wrote:I'm thinking about getting a Speedfeed stock with 13" LOP for my new HD 870. I've been told that shortening the stock will cause more perceived recoil, as there isn't as much polymer to provide flex as there is in a standard length stock.

Anyone agree or disagree with this?
I have a Hogue short 13" LOP stock on my Rem 870 and haven't noticed change in recoil. But you will need to get used to it. For example, your thumb must be on the top of the stock. Otherwise, you will smash your nose with your thumb.
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Re: Does shorter LOP stock mean more perceived recoil?

Post by Mifune326 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:39 pm

Great! Thank you for the info Vitaly! Have a great week!

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Re: Does shorter LOP stock mean more perceived recoil?

Post by M1AG30 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:24 pm

from what i've seen.... and felt.... the amount of felt recoil can be mitigated with the use of different styles and thickness recoil pads... possibly why remington puts different recoil pads on different stocks:
Remington SuperCell recoil pad for a standard stock (14" LOP) and the Remington R3 (Limbsaver) recoil pad that shipped with the "youth" stock (13" LOP).

AsVitaly said I havent noticed any difference in felt recoil going from rem stock to blackhawk(non recoil reducing) and settleing on the LOE adapter that lets me run any MIL SPEC AR stock on my 870....
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Re: Does shorter LOP stock mean more perceived recoil?

Post by Mifune326 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:32 pm

That's good info M1. Thanks, I didn't know Remington installed different pads on their various stocks. Vitaly brought up a good point also by mentioning the need to shift the position of your thumb to avoid hitting your nose under recoil.

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Re: Does shorter LOP stock mean more perceived recoil?

Post by Robertwb70 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:48 am

Yep, shortened mine to 12" LOP, and my nose is still sore...

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Re: Does shorter LOP stock mean more perceived recoil?

Post by Mifune326 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:16 am

Robertwb70 wrote:Yep, shortened mine to 12" LOP, and my nose is still sore...
hahaha Classic. Yeah, I ended up installing the Speedfeed youth stock (13" LOP) on my 870 and I've done that myself. Now I make sure my thumb is straight and not wrapped around the pistol grip!

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