slip on recoil pad?


August 24, 2011, 01:01 PM
I have a Butler Creek slip on recoil pad and I have a quick question to ask about it. Do you remove the original buttplate from the gun when you install one of these?

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August 24, 2011, 02:32 PM
If you place the slip on over an existing pad, it will not be as steady - I had the same issue with an 1100 and its short LOP - when you pull the stock into your shoulder, the slip on will be in one spot, and the gun will want to move around a little as your arms move.

If you need a longer LOP, a spacer from the likes of Brownells can be added between the butt and the recoil pad. Otherwise, another alternative is to get one of the PAST brand recoil pads that go on like a shoulder holster of sorts and sit snug against your shoulder and then you pull the gun into that - it will be more secure

NM Mountainman
August 26, 2011, 07:19 PM
I am tall and have long arms and a long neck. I often need a length of pull that is about 1" longer than comes on most factory stocks. As a quick, cheap, easily reversible modification on a rifle or a shotgun, I often use a slip on recoil pad fitted over a screwed on recoil pad.

It works best if the rear surface of the permanently mounted recoil pad is perfectly flat, not curved. You can sometimes sand it flat if necessary, but you will probably ruin the pad for use without an additional covering. Then you can use a piece of double sided carpet tape between the two pads. I have not had any of the problems with the arrangement which have sometimes been reported by other shooters.

On heavy recoiling shotguns and rifles, I have used a slip-on Limbsaver over a screwed on Limbsaver or Decelerator pad. You're looking at over $80 worth of recoil pads on one stock, but it fits well and makes 3" 12 ga, .300 win mag, and 338 win mag pretty comfortable, even when firing at the bench.

Oneounceload's recommendations are also very good. When using two pads, there is the possibility of slippage and wobbling, so his recommendations would probably be best for long term use, good appearance, and a semi-permanent installation.

August 27, 2011, 07:30 AM
I apologize for not explaining buttplate as in factory hard plastic buttplate. I dont have a padding on the end.

August 27, 2011, 06:58 PM
Any suggestions before I slip it on.

August 27, 2011, 07:00 PM
you know the only reason I thought to check was once a guy told me the plastic or metal buttplate can be slick sometimes, he said.

Dave McCracken
August 27, 2011, 10:57 PM
Try it and see what happens.

I've gone both ways. I've used a slip on with and without leaving the plate on.

Worked for me both ways, but taking it off seemed to make the length right on that gun.

August 28, 2011, 02:56 PM
Thanks Dave, that will do. My main concern was that removing the buttplate would leave my stock more acceptable to those cracks you see on the end of stocks. Silly thought though, cause the slip on is all cushion.

August 28, 2011, 06:47 PM
:) Don't know if it would work but try putting some Velcro in there to hold it in place. Don

August 28, 2011, 07:13 PM
Thanks guys for the great info, I appreciate this. Today, I unscrewed the plastic buttplate off my shotgun end and slipped on the slip-on recoil pad fit tight, which is a good sign for me. Hoping the bare wood end will hold on to the inside of the pad better.

Dave McCracken
August 29, 2011, 04:15 PM
You're very welcome. Good luck with it....

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