Browning Shoulder Saver REACTAR NTS Shirt


Browning REACTAR shirt

By Jared Auchter

If you have ever done a high volume shoot with a hunting rifle or a shotgun, you know first hand how much abuse your shoulders can take.  While that black and blue mark on your shoulder is often a "badge of honor" to how much fun we had, let's be honest, it's still a pain.

While you don't want to have too many layers on to misguide the positioning of the gun to your shoulder, you still want a little something there to help reduce some of the recoil.  Personally, I feel that Browning did a good job in designing the REACTAR shirt and pad so that they are thin enough to be effective, but not too thick so that its cumbersome to position your gun.

I find that after shooting 100+ sporting clays with a 12 gauge shotgun, the next day I have no black and blues and my shoulder is only slightly tender to the touch.  Overall, I am very pleased with the product and will definitely be wearing it on all my sporting clay shoots.

Firearms Insider 8 Key Points

Claim to Fame:  Lightweight and breathable undershirt that holds a recoil pad in place.  Gel recoil pad reduces shoulder fatigue and soreness.

Target Market:  Hunters, trap/skeet/sporting clay shooters and any one who wishes to reduce recoil on the shoulders.

FNB's (features and benefits of the product):

  • Lightweight
  • Stretchable fabric
  • Quick-drying
  • Anti-microbial for odor control
  • Over-sized REACTAR Pad pocket on both shoulders

What aesthetic options or finishes are available? With online shopping, I have only found it in white.   However recently at a sporting good store I was able to find it offered in moss green.  

What others are saying?

Price point:

I need it now! Availability:  Online supply seems to be slowing down, but I have found this item readily available at all sporting goods stores.

Our Rating: 

+ Comes with the REACTAR Pad ( $30 when sold separately) + Lightweight. + Breathable. + Ambidextrous shoulder pad holders. + "Next to skin feel" holds gel pad in place.

- White seems to be the dominate color choice offered.

Score = 9.0 90