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the desired size and shape is not available, thickening the stock ahead

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of butt will add only an ounce or so. It is area of buttplate, not *tock thickncss at sides, that distributes the recoil over an area which makes it less noticeable. Recoil in a rifle of .30-06 or lesser caliber should not, in my opinion, hnfhpr uny man physically rapahlp nf r*Trying a gun in the woods—particularly if the stock is properly designed and shaped. But if the shooter is sensitive to recoil and must be protected from it, he should use a rubber rccail pad, especially if he cannot get a buttplate of the proper size and dimensions.

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