Pauldron is a new take on the old science of recoil reduction. It uses friction springs to convert recoil into heat energy that is easily dissipated. Two thirds of the felt recoil is absorbed when the springs open and two thirds of the remaining energy is absorbed when the spring closes, resulting in up to 85% reduction in felt recoil.
Pauldron uses better springs to absorb the majority of recoil and enable shooters to perform their best.
PAULDRON SPRINGS IN MOTION
PAULDRON INSERT APPLICATION
Recoil is part of the physics of shooting and is found in every firearm, often time reducing user enjoyment. It’s that kick of energy you feel after the trigger is pulled that causes your muzzle to lift, making it difficult to maintain sight control and re-acquire targets. Stock rifles comes with a buffer and spring to absorb some of the shock and enable chambering of the next round.
There are countless accessories like recoil pads and muzzle brakes which claim massive recoil reduction, but few measure up when properly tested. Other systems often require expensive tooling or generate additional hazards such as muzzle blasts. Exactly how much recoil energy a weapon produces depends on four factors:
Knight Technical Solutions (KTS) built a stationary felt recoil test sled system to measure felt recoil. The Pauldron repeatably reduces recoil by upwards of 85% depending on weapon and caliber configurations. This makes a shotgun loaded with buck shot will kick like a .308, , a Remington 700 with 300 Win Mag will feel sub .308 and an AR10 loaded with .308 will feel like an AR15.
The recoil test sled was used to compare the factory Remington 700 rifle in 300 WIN MAG to one with the Pauldron Insert integrated into the back of a hollow molded stock. There are 5 shots worth of data overlaid together, purposely left as unsynchronized data so that the graph is clearer to read. Each shot corresponds to a different Pauldron ring stack configuration. Reduction is consistent and repeatable and somewhat cartridge size independent.
The testing demonstrates how the unique spring stack design in the PRRS can be optimized to repeatedly achieve close to 90% reduction in felt recoil by maximizing the energy dissipation in primary and secondary recoil.
The KTS sled was used and mounted with an AR-10 Precision rifle loaded with 168gr Hornady Amax, 2700fps to compare the AR-10 factory buffer against the Pauldron AR Buffer. This test clearly demonstrates the Pauldron AR Buffer is a capable of a 92% reduction in recoil vs the factory buffer.
Yes, Pauldron AR Buffers and Synthetic Stock Inserts are simple drop in replacements requiring only a screwdriver.
Wood stock inserts will require a gunsmith to install as it requires modification to your stock.
For complete installation and maintenance instructions, review the Pauldron Instructions page.
The pre-assembled spring stacks have been 3rd party laboratory tested to more than 1 million “cycles” without fault meaning the Pauldron will long out last most components on your rifle.
Military, law enforcement agencies and individuals authorized to use automatic firearms may contact us for more information.
No. The Pauldron comes with an internal, pre-assembled spring stack that cannot be taken apart. Tampering the Pauldron will void the warranty and can result in harm. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO OPEN THE PAULDRON!