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Old 07-30-2019, 10:12 AM
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Does anyone know of any shops that do grind-to-fit recoil pads? Called 2-3 local gun smiths and only one of them does it, but they want $65 and a week to do it. Not sure what the going rate is for this service, but I want to be able to shop around. Located in Corona.
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Don't know what you want to put the recoil pad on but Bob Day (http://americhoke.com/) does good work.
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Does anyone know of any shops that do grind-to-fit recoil pads?
Called 2-3 local gun smiths and only one of them does it, but they want $65 and a week to do it.
Not sure what the going rate is for this service, but I want to be able to shop around. Located in Corona.
$65 is not out of line at all.
I can do them same day.
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$65 is not out of line at all.
I can do them same day.
Thanks. However, you're a ways out for me and I'm running on 15MPG on a good day. btw, "Contact" is spelled "Conact" on your homepage if that bothers you.
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Thanks. However, you're a ways out for me and I'm running on 15MPG on a good day. btw, "Contact" is spelled "Conact" on your homepage if that bothers you.
you realize that you can ship a stock anywhere in the US? you can also ship a stock to Randall cheaper then driving. yeah it will take longer but But good fast cheep and pick two

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I tried grinding a limbsaver stock for one of my rifles years ago. It took me all day to get it right. Grind and check, grind and check. If you grind to much your SOL. Never again. For my time and $ a qualified smith is the way to go for $65.

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Use Randal you will never regret it.

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I tried grinding a limbsaver stock for one of my rifles years ago.
It took me all day to get it right.
Grind and check, grind and check.
Try freezing it next time.
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Try freezing it next time.

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Try freezing it next time.

Still don't take the place of skill and experience.
I would rather sort spiders from porcupines than fit pads.


OP, $65 is CHEEP to have it done right or at least look presentable. Either one has a few thousand tied up in all the proper wheels, motors, and arbors to do it good and quick, or take all friggin day to lope along on one machine, changing abrasives, etc.
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buy a jig and a cheap belt sander its easy watch a youtube video
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The jig and belt sander will cost more than 65. Plus good belt cost. Pay 65 to have it done right.
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Still don't take the place of skill and experience.
Yep.
There is that certain grabbiness to Limbsavers that's not like most other pads.
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you realize that you can ship a stock anywhere in the US? you can also ship a stock to Randall cheaper then driving. yeah it will take longer but But god fast cheep and pick two
You're right. I was trying to find somewhere locally to do it quickly, but I realize that since he's only 70-80 miles out, it would only take a day each way.
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Bolsa Gunsmithing in Westminster does them too. Not an endorsement, just information. I haven't had issues with them as some others have reported here.
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You're right. I was trying to find somewhere locally to do it quickly, but I realize that since he's only 70-80 miles out, it would only take a day each way.



Like the man said.

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Does anyone know of any shops that do grind-to-fit recoil pads? Called 2-3 local gun smiths and only one of them does it, but they want $65 and a week to do it. Not sure what the going rate is for this service, but I want to be able to shop around. Located in Corona.
Don’t suppose the rifle will wear a cheek riser?

I added a limb saver to an old rifle. After I centered the pad, it over hung about 1/4”+/-. The cheek riser I was using lined up almost perfectly.

After starting the same search as you... Cheek riser and... Done.

PS. It was the first time in my life I got it, Fast, Cheap, and Good!
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Still don't take the place of skill and experience.
I would rather sort spiders from porcupines than fit pads.


OP, $65 is CHEEP to have it done right or at least look presentable. Either one has a few thousand tied up in all the proper wheels, motors, and arbors to do it good and quick, or take all friggin day to lope along on one machine, changing abrasives, etc.
Yeah at $65 the gut better be a pad grinding shop and have a few a month to justify the cost of the machinery taking up floor space. I used to charge double that.
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Donít suppose the rifle will wear a cheek riser?

I added a limb saver to an old rifle. After I centered the pad, it over hung about 1/4Ē+/-. The cheek riser I was using lined up almost perfectly.

After starting the same search as you... Cheek riser and... Done.

PS. It was the first time in my life I got it, Fast, Cheap, and Good!
And it looks like crap too.

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I don't want to spend money to do it right but I'll spend money on some bolt on strap on pile of crap to cover up what I don't want to fix.
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Last pad I installed and ground was a Pachmayr in 1969. Used ncouple layers of masking tape to protect stock but still got nicked. Still have shotgun and it still has nicks. Never hurt or improved performance as far as I can tell.(LOL)
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And it looks like crap too.

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I don't want to spend money to do it right but I'll spend money on some bolt on strap on pile of crap to cover up what I don't want to fix.
Um, already had and was using the riser. Doesnít look like crap. It works.

But thanks for playing.
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I just cover the stock with tape and grind freehand with a disk or belt sander. It takes a little experience, no biggie. Never used a jig, never hit the finish. That said scuffing the finish is very possible. Refinishing an occasional stock on the house needs to be factored into the price.

$65 is cheap.
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Watch this to learn everything you ever wanted to know about mounting a recoil pad.

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Um, already had and was using the riser. Doesnít look like crap. It works.

But thanks for playing.
And toothless fat girls look good to some guys too. And unfit pad looks like 3 year old with a tool set worked on your gun.
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And toothless fat girls look good to some guys too. And unfit pad looks like 3 year old with a tool set worked on your gun.
WTF peed in your wheaties? The deer donít care.
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WTF peed in your wheaties? The deer donít care.
life's to short to hunt with an ugly gun. I just cant stand halfassery
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on a mossberg 500- DIY

on a nice clays gun- get it professionally done
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life's to short to hunt with an ugly gun. I just cant stand halfassery
So you're the guy that washes his truck before he hunts from the road? And won't take his "pretty" guns into the field. Wouldn't want to scratch it right?

Or, how about, you spend your money. I'll spend mine. Fair?
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So you're the guy that washes his truck before he hunts from the road? And won't take his "pretty" guns into the field. Wouldn't want to scratch it right?

Or, how about, you spend your money. I'll spend mine. Fair?
And when a guy asks for pad grinding service don't offer a cheesedick solution.

Or how about you bubba up your guns and allow someone else to do it right

BTW you missed the point. there is a difference between correct and pretty. I have a few pretty guns but all of them are correct.
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And when a guy asks for pad grinding service don't offer a cheesedick solution.

Or how about you bubba up your guns and allow someone else to do it right

BTW you missed the point. there is a difference between correct and pretty. I have a few pretty guns but all of them are correct.
Save your insults. You're the only one telling people what to do.

OP balked at $65. I did too. I'm not spending $100 to replace a deteriorated butt pad on a 45 year old, well loved, $300 rifle. Makes no sense. I may grind it someday, or not.

As mentioned, the cheek riser was already in use. (because it works, not for aesthetics)

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