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Old 03-13-2014, 01:33 AM   #1
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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.

So my question is, how do I get this thing off?

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The screws are there. They just cut slits in the rubber to insert the screws. Squeeze the rubber you will find them.



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The screws are there. They just cut slits in the rubber to insert the screws. Squeeze the rubber you will find them.
I have squeezed, poked and prodded this rubber in ever which way possible. No slits.

Is it possibly glued on? This gun was a hand-me-down, so it probably originates from the 70's maybe early 80's.
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obviously anything is possible. If you can not find a slit in the rubber just make one yourself and stick in a phillips screwdriver.

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I worded my follow-up question poorly.

Is it possible that instead of screws is the recoil pad glued on? (meaning creating my own slits wouldn't work, as there are no screws)

If that is the case, how do I remove a recoil pad adhered by only glue?

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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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I am most certain there are screws in there. Take a straight pin and poke in the area they ought to be. There should be a couple spots that feel different.


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Is it possible that instead of screws is the recoil pad glued on?
Like I said anything is possible. But look for the screws first by making your own cuts then probe for the screws.


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