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Old January 5, 1999, 03:13 PM   #1
Michael Carlin
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Join Date: October 13, 1998
Location: Fredericksburg, VA USA
Posts: 193
I find my Mossberg 500A in 12 gauge feels as though it might benefit from a shortening of the buttstock. I am 5'9" and wear a 33" sleeve, weigh 170, the pull measured from the buttpad most directly to the center of the trigger is about 13 and 5/8".

Question 1.

What are the merits/contraindicators for shortening the buttstock by say 1/2" to 1"?

Question 2: Can I lop the back end off the synthetic stock (I believe it to be factory) as if it were wood and refit the recoil pad?

Question 3: If I do this is there any reason to change the angle of the butt, would that change the way the guns shoulders?

Question 4: How does one go about judging in a more than cursory way whether a stock fits?

Thanks for you input.

Ni ellegimit carborundum esse!

Yours In Marksmanship


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