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Old June 9, 2000, 09:41 PM   #1
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I would like to get some recomendations for a recoil pad for a Remington 1100 20ga. Mostly shooting clays with ocassional dove hunting. Would like something that will go on with the minimal amount of fuss, but not just a slip on. Should I get a prefit one or get one that needs fitting and triming?
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Old June 10, 2000, 08:32 AM   #2
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Kick-eez pads are about the best on the market but they need to be properly fitted. I've found the "pre-fits" often don't fit precisely.
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Old June 10, 2000, 11:16 AM   #3
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I second the nomination for Kick eze pads. they are worth the trouble of having them fitted by a competent gunsmith.

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Old June 11, 2000, 08:31 AM   #4
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I strongly recommend getting one fitted, to both the 1100 and thee. Since it needs to be done anyway, go ahead and do it right. Get a smith that understands shotgun fit and have that stock done just the right length for YOU. And, depending on your build, the smith can also add or subtract a little pitch to make shooting a bit mo' comfortable...

And this doesn't have to break the bank. A decent Pachmayr pad fitted to the weapon will run less than dinner for two at a mediocre restaurant.
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Old June 12, 2000, 10:44 AM   #5
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Out of curiosity how much are you guys paying for a fitted recoil pad. I was quoted about $75 installed, $45 of it is labor.
Another question while I have you attention, on the same Remington 1100. How often or how do you know if it is time to change the piston or o-ring on the gun.
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Old June 12, 2000, 12:39 PM   #6
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That price sounds about right,Maka. As for the O ring,it's not expensive, so if you don't know the mileage,pop in a new one.

I've little experience with semi autos, but if the hullls are getting sent farther and farther on ejection, it's time for some replacement parts...
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Old June 12, 2000, 02:39 PM   #7
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What about the piston?
What is actually happening if the shells are going farther? Wouldn't that mean the action is opening faster or with more force? Wouldn't that mean the o-ring and piston are sealing better? This is the first auto shotgun for me, so I need a little educating.
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Old June 12, 2000, 03:49 PM   #8
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We install Decellerators for $45.00 pad n' all. But all gunsmiths are different. I replace the O ring in my guns every year. But I shoot clays with them ALOT! I replaced the piston in all 3 guns last year, and will probably do the same next year. I agree that since you don't know how many rounds you have shot, It won't hurt to replace them. Besides, Remington has updated the piston system a few times over the years, if you have a older gun, you will probably want the new system. It is supposed to be more reliable. But I have never had any problems with my 1100's. JUST KEEP EM CLEAN, AND LUBED. They are great guns!
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