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recoil pad size?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by old fart, Feb 14, 2014.

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  1. old fart

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    i am going to get a recoil pad for my 12 gauge pardner pump, would it take a small, medium, or large? and would it also depend on the maker? i'm getting one online as my local shop don't have anything. thanks
     
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    Measure the current pad and get one that is close - you will most likely need to have it trimmed a little
     
  3. loose noose

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    What one ounce said, you'll need to have it fitted, I prefer the "Limb saver" pads, as well as Kick eez both are quality pads. The Packmeyer Decelerator is also a nice pad and from personal experience the easiest to fit.

    Personally I like to have the pad approximately 1" on the ends and as close as possible on the sides, in order to fit the pad with aesthetic appeal. In other words have the pad flow with the lines of the stock.:D
     
  4. jehu

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    Get a Kickeez slip on, fast good fit with the right size and no alterations to the gun.;)
     
  5. old fart

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    my stock is 4.75 the best i can see using a tape measure, that would mean a size small in most pads.
     
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    If you go to the various maker websites, they should have instructions on how to properly measure to get the right size
     
  7. old fart

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    with a slip on pad do i leave my old one on?, or do i take it off and put the new one on? i know the stock will be longer if i leave it on, but will it fit against the hollow part of the synthetic stock good if i take the old one off? thanks
     
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    Save your money for a properly fitted quality pad, slip on pads are junk, IMO.

    GS
     
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    The issue with a skip-on pad is that they still move around as you are trying to mount the gun, especially over an existing pad. you would be better off with a regular pad installed.
     
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    I disagree. IF you get a quality pad like a Pachmyr, and you get the right size, it does not move around and you can't tell the difference aside from the appearance. But, with hollow synthetic stocks, there is often a reinforcing plate as part of the pad so you get the effect of having a solid butt on the stock. I have not seen a slip on with a plate built in. A slip on that is not over the original pad or at least the plate probably won't work too well.
     
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