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Old 06-01-2011, 11:47 PM   #1
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i want to shorten the stock on my model 70, was just wondering if anyone had any tips or how-to directions to do the job right. oh and how to go about sanding down the recoil pad to fit the new stock size. the length of pull is a little to long now. thanks all.

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Old 06-01-2011, 11:59 PM   #2
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I strongly advise to have a gunsmith do it for you. I do not mean that you are not a skillful person but this is not the place to start practice. Somethings are fine for a beginner and if it was a $50 gun I would say go ahead.

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If you insist on doing it yourself I'd recommend you put at least 3 layers of masking tape on the stock to keep it from splintering out on the back edges when you cut it. Be sure to leave a bit extra (1/8") so you can sand it flat on the new rear edge. Draw a line all the way around. Use a very fine tooth saw blade and follow along the line you drew. Grind/sand flat to a straight surface while keeping the correct angle. Reinstall the pad and grind it CAREFULLY until you "get into" the masking tape on the stock very slightly.

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well i took the recoil pad off and it shortened the stock a 1/2 inch. im trying to find a plastic or metal buttplate to just put on to cover the end. got any ideas?

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You'll be able to find buttpads at Numrich Gun Parts Corporation or Shop Shooting Supplies | Reloading | Gunsmithing | Hunting gear — MidwayUSA or World's Largest Supplier of Gun Parts, Gunsmith Tools & Shooting Accessories - Brownells .

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If your good with a vice and a drill press you could make a metal butt plate easily, did you cut the stock in a straight line or did you put an arch to it?

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i just took the old recoil pad off. it was 3/4" thick. the butt of stock is flat. if i could find or make a 1/4" buttplate it would shorten the l.o.p. 1/2". and that would be just enough. guess i just have to look around for something to use.

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If you'll browse the links I posted you will be able to view MANY buttpads to choose from. So many in fact you'll have some trouble choosing.
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