Since I got my C&R license, I have been shooting rifles quite a bit more than I usually did. One thing I noticed immediately was that Yugoslavian steel butt plate Mausers and M-44 Mosin-Nagant's are not T-shirt rifles. I tried my shooting jacket, but it's just too bloody hot for Summer wear. My son who used to work at Gander Mountain, suggested the slip on PAST system. One pad that goes on like a reverse shoulder holster. It's amazing. Because it basically just covers the shoulder pocket area, you hardly notice it. Felt recoil just about reduced to zip. If you enjoy shooting guns that have a heavy recoil, I would strongly suggest this $30.00 investment. I bought mine from Cabela's.