View Full Version : Cheapest Way to Increase LOP on 870

09-17-2012, 8:55 AM
Hey guys,

I'm still new here, so forgive me if this question has been beaten to death previously. My search results didn't yield too much, so here goes: I just bought an 870 Super Magnum Express, and need to extend the LOP at least another inch.

I'm 6'4, 215, and next to broke. Do you guys have any affordable solutions to my long-armed problem? Someone more experienced recommended that I try a 15.5", and maybe even a 16" LOP.

Thanks for your help!


09-17-2012, 9:08 AM
slip on recoil pad. about $10-15. any gun shop or big5 or walmart will have them.

09-17-2012, 9:45 AM
^^ that will be your cheapest route^^^ should get a least another inch out of it if not a little more.

09-17-2012, 12:04 PM
Thanks guys! Any specific recommendations on which slip-ons are best?

09-17-2012, 12:39 PM
Limbsaver slipover gets my vote.

09-17-2012, 1:04 PM
yup, cant go wrong with limbsaver, but in reality, especially if money could be an issue, get what you can find.

09-17-2012, 2:07 PM
Limbsavers here too...but I think their 30+ bucks? havent purchased them for ages so I dont remember..

09-17-2012, 2:09 PM
wear a thick jacket in the winter or tape a sock to your shoulder under your shirt.

09-17-2012, 11:30 PM
Limbsaver or you could go the custom route.

09-18-2012, 9:19 AM
Thanks guys. Calguns comes through again!

09-18-2012, 9:22 AM
Shims between the recoil pad and butt stock . . . a much cleaner solution.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/sid=18574/pid=7403/Product/BUTTSTOCK-SPACERS?mc_id=80000&srch=1&gdftrk=gdfV21820_a_7c187_a_7c3466_a_7c440701140_d_ 440701180_d_11505

09-18-2012, 9:25 AM
I have a grind to fit on my 870 and your shouldr will also thank you after a long day of shooting. However if you wanna go the super cheap route you could probably make shims out of plastic but the finish may suffer depending on your skill level at crafting things.