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.
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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):
- Stretchable fabric
- 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?
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.
+ 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