View Full Version : Shortening LOP on a SX2/SX3/SLP

July 13, 2010, 04:49 PM
I'm considering the purchase of a Winchester SX2 Practical 12ga. The recoil mechanism extends into the stock, which has a published length of pull of 14". I am short and this LOP is way too long for me. Typical youth models, usually around 12-13", are much more comfortable.

On my current shotgun, an 870, I simply cut the wood stock, bolted on a new pad, and ground it down. Since there are important parts inside the stock of the SX2 (which is the same as/similar to the SX3, Browning Gold, and FN SLP), I can't get reckless with the miter saw.

Has anyone done this before? How much of the stock can I cut on the SX2 before I run into problems? I'd probably fit a shorter recoil pad to the fun at the same time, filling any voids with epoxy as necessary. I'd be thrilled if I could get myself 1-1.5" between cutting the stock and using a thinner pad.