I am planning to get a new recoil pad for my Remington 700 (the one on it now is original to the rifle, I believe, and has no give). I printed off the template sheets from Limbsaver to see which one I would need.
I hit a bit of a snag though. The template is based off the size of the butt stock. When I went to remove the old recoil pad, I noticed that there were no screws to remove.
You can remove it on a band saw. Tape the cut first to avoid splinters and put your pencil mark on the tape.
You might need to square up the butt end afterward on a circular/belt sander. Go slowly and keep it square. Watch that you don't change the cant. If you don't know what these terms mean, your time will be well spent reading up on it.
Before doing any sawing, cut the soft rubber end of the recoil pad off. I'd bet that's when you'll find the screws.
ps: Watch it putting new screws into old holes. I usually drill out the old holes, glue in short dowel pieces and then drill new pilot holes. That ensure a good and tight fit that won't get loose.
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