View Full Version : Shotgun stock question..

August 6, 2005, 03:01 PM
I purchased a used Rem 870 shotgun looks like it was probably a police shotgun. The shotgun is in excellent mechanical conditon.

It came with a Pachmyr recoil pad which looked kind of ratty but was servicable. I purchased a new Limbsaver recoil pad to install.

The problem....

The shotgun has a synthetic stock. the screw holes are not in the right place for the new recoil pad. I can fill the top hole with some kind of filler and build up an are inside the hollow with some kind of material. I was thinking Gorilla Glue? I can build a dam in the hollow an fill it with Gorilla Glue and sand it down and can even touch it up with black paint.

any ideas on other fillers?

August 6, 2005, 05:01 PM
I use Devcon 5 minute epoxy whenever I need to fill a hole in fiberglass or the like. Mix up enough to force into the hole and leave it above the hole and when it is dry, sand it back smooth using 80 grit. Use a punch to mark the new hole through the pad, then remove the pad and drill the hole. Then screw the one screw almost all the way tight and then punch the other hole through the pad again. Remove the pad and then drill the other hole and then replace the screws and pad.

August 6, 2005, 06:58 PM
This is going to be very difficult, since no glue I know of will adhere to the fiber-filled nylon that the stock is made from.
Most glues, including epoxy and "Super glues" will simply peel or break right off.

Remington sells the Limbsaver recoil pad under the name "R3".
Both the Limbsaver and the Remington branded pad SHOULD be a match for the stock, unless it's not a factory stock, or you got the wrong model pad.

I strongly doubt that Gorilla Glue will work as an acceptable filler.

The only way to get epoxy to "stick" is to cut holes and undercuts to give the epoxy places to lock itself in place.

August 6, 2005, 08:08 PM
Dfarris speaks true ( as always)

My take:
Ya know, they do have wood stocks for them things....

Never had a problem tweaking gun fit, fitting recoil pads, on them antiquated wooden ones...but hey, what do I know, I'm an old fuddy duddy :D

Right partial to the Decelarator by Pachmyer myself...

Oh I may be Practical and guilty of going for style points - then again it is one thing for a synthetic stock to go "clunk" in the woods ( unnatural) Versus the sound of busting a head, kneecap with a wooden stock with a Decelarator - bit more solid feeling . ;)

August 7, 2005, 05:13 AM

August 8, 2005, 09:57 PM
I've never tried this, but suspect, given the lubricative nature of the Nylon, that you could probably drill it out a little then drive in one of the drywall-type zinc screw anchors that have a very coarse tapered thread. This is unorthodox and would probably be embarassing if you ever let anyone look under your pad, but. . .