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Old July 21, 2014, 09:38 AM   #26
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I've tried my hand at grind to fit buttpads and such - not for the novice. Mine didn't turn out well.
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Old July 21, 2014, 03:45 PM   #27
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I've tried my hand at grind to fit buttpads and such - not for the novice. Mine didn't turn out well.
Actually, it doesn't take much expertise or skill (demeaning myself as a stockmaker ), just the "right tools for the job", like anything else.

A recoil pad jig from Miles Gilbert or similar, and a benchtop belt sander to keep it all at 90 degrees. The jig sets the comb and toe angles of the pad to match the stock lines. It's a simple process, for anyone that wants to DIY their recoil pad I recommend getting the jig. For about $50, it will pay for itself in one use as opposed to having a gunsmith fit a new pad.
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