Recoil pad problem


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bigdogpete
April 2, 2013, 10:43 PM
Suggestions on what to do with a recoil pad that has lost some of its give on recoil.

It is on a 43 year old Win. Mod. 770 300 win. mag. so it does have a little recoil.

My question is: Is there anyway to soften the recoil pad up or will I need to replace? Any suggestions would be appreciated, shy of getting a different gun.

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kennymauser
April 2, 2013, 11:56 PM
Replace it!!!!!

BBBBill
April 3, 2013, 12:39 AM
Yep. Get a new pad.

FROGO207
April 3, 2013, 09:28 PM
There are several companies that make exact fit replacements or offer grind to fit pads. Limb Saver and Pachmeyer are two I would look into for your rifle if it was mine. If you grind to fit put it in the freezer to make the rubber hard when grinding-----lots easier.:)

Clark
April 4, 2013, 02:46 PM
http://i757.photobucket.com/albums/xx220/ClarkM/Buttpadsgonewild5-17-2012.jpg

I put the largest thickest grin to fit Limbsaver recoil pad on belted magnums.... and then I no longer grind them.

I just leave them large for more area.

A 9.5 pound with scope 338 Win Mag shooting 250 gr at 2600 fps can be shot all day like a .243.

bigdogpete
April 4, 2013, 11:04 PM
Very good information.

Thanks,

rcmodel
April 4, 2013, 11:10 PM
Clark.

That right there just ain't right!! :D

Way too Bubba looking for my tastes.
Form trumps Function on a classic gun stock every time!


But if Function over Form helps you sleep at night?
I guess you gotta do what you gotta do.

rc

Clark
April 4, 2013, 11:50 PM
http://i757.photobucket.com/albums/xx220/ClarkM/257RobertsAckleyimprovedrimmed1885fallingblockrifltbuiltinOct2012andused10-25-2012.jpg
I get grief every day from friends that want guns to be jewelry.
The rifle I built for 2012 had the over sized recoil pad, and a for stock made of cedar with pellet gun holes in it.
The for stock covered up the Aluminum tube that was the bi pod support strut.
I did not use an 1885 lever return spring, I just relied on the hammer spring.
The scope mount I made from Aluminum and did not paint it.
Strictly jalopy.

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