The Shoulder-Gard Rifle Rest is MTM's first recoil reduction rest. With the growing popularity of magnum caliber rifles, heavy recoil can be a real pain. To address this issue, MTM has made a 4-point, flexible base, shooting rest designed to ease the shoulder punishment of sighting-in powerful magnum rifles. By utilizing the integrated recoil-reduction sling, shooters are able to relax and shoot more comfortably, knowing that less recoil from the gun is going to be felt. The recoil reduction sling does not have to be used with lighter calibers rifles.
Front shooting pad is specially design to fit standard hunting rifles up to $3000 custom benchrest rifles.
With our pads you do not have to remove the swivel screws to use our rest, like you have to do with other brands.
Integrated Recoil-Reduction Sling – for energy absorption
Central Storage Compartment – will also accommodate up to 50 lbs. of stabilizing weight
Non-Marring, Rubber Shooting Pads – supports nearly any shape stock or barrel
Precision Dialed Forearm Support – offers 3” of vertical travel for pin-point accuracy
Storage Compartment Cover – allows Shoulder-Gard to also function as a handgun rest
Gripping Rubber Feet – for no-slide, 4-point footing
Durable - Light weight - Designed to last
How does the Shoulder-Gard Rifle Rest work?
How the rest is to be used for maximum recoil reduction. The feet of the rest need to be flat on the surface you are shooting off of. We suggest that you add some weight to the middle section to make sure the rest is flat and stable. The rest has been designed to flex in the middle of the base to sit flat on any surface with the addition of a little weight. 10 to 25 pounds added to the middle compartment will flex the base and make it very stable.
The recoil reduction sling the stock needs to be pulled tight in to the sling. You need to keep one hand on the forearm of your hunting rifles, because it will want to jump up when shooting. Applying a slight downward pressure with your forearm will usually produce the best groups. Recoil reduction happens by the strap pulling into the rubber pad, which absorbs and transfers energy into the back of the base, which flexes transferring energy to the shooting bench. The shooting bench needs to be rigid and clean with the rest getting a good grip.
Remember the gun is not going anywhere because the back of the gun is strapped in and the front is in your hand. Instead of firmly putting your shoulder into the butt stock, back it off about a half inch to an inch and you will notice reduced recoil. For maximum accuracy you need to lock the front fork in place by tightening the fluted knob.