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Recoil pad problem

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by bigdogpete, Apr 2, 2013.

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  1. bigdogpete

    bigdogpete Member

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    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.
     
  2. kennymauser

    kennymauser Member

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    Replace it!!!!!
     
  3. BBBBill

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    Yep. Get a new pad.
     
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    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.:)
     
  5. Clark

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    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.
     
  6. bigdogpete

    bigdogpete Member

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    Very good information.

    Thanks,
     
  7. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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
     
  8. Clark

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    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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