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Hardware and recoil system ??

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by southjblue, Dec 29, 2012.

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  1. southjblue

    southjblue Active Member

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    Your opinion of putting hardware and recoil systems on VERY HIGH grade wood.Some say it cheapens the look---SJB---
     
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    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    I shoot to break targets, not to enjoy how nice my gun looks.

    I've known plenty of people who refuse to add adjustable combs, cut a stock that's too long, install a recoil pad on a gun that's beating them to death, ect b/c they are so worried about the aesthetics of their gun. They are not in the winner's circle.
     
  3. CalvinMD

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    What skeet man said...if the gun doesn't, what good is it ?? if your willing to accept mediocrity to worry about aesthetics no biggie...theres nothing wrong with mods to a pretty gun as long as its quality work
     
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    Ditto x2 what skeet man said. It's a tool in my eyes. I like my tools to work and fit properly.
     
  5. southjblue

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    What is said above is very true,but did you ever sell a gun and there are many ??s----Like How is the blue---What is the shape of the wood,any dings or scratches---Is recoil pad orig---ETC----Seems like there are many that are looking at the beauty---JMO---SJB
     
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    Doesn't matter to me, I've long since paid for my gun in winnings that having it fit properly afforded me.
     
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    I never worry about resale when setting up a Trap gun or any other gun to my liking. When it comes time to sell its sold as-is. Never had problem getting what I wanted. Of course I don't deal in high end beauties like some you have SJB.
     
  8. southjblue

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    I know what you guys above are saying but that's not what I asked---
    Does mods like hardware and recoil systems cheapen the look of high grade wood and the character of highend guns?---I get it----My Ford will take you the same place you'r Mercedes will---but there are many that buy Mercedes---SJB
     
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    Personally, I think it does. I am in no way telling anyone not to do it. I have posted my thoughts on this before. I understand that some need these devices to shoot. I understand you want a gun to fit. Cutting the comb I understand, but to cut the length to the point of making it basically unusable, if someone does not want a mechanical recoil reducer to me does not make sense. Personally, I would get a lesser grade wood for the stock, and cut the length. Then sell the uncut high grade wood. As long as you are putting a bunch of metal on the stock, and taking an 1-1/8" off of the expensive high grade wood, it really does not matter what the wood looks like anymore, IMO. As what was stated before when I brought this up, it is your money and gun. Do what makes you happy. Just makes more sense to cut a piece of fence post wood, IMO. Kind of like putting a bunch of stickers over a stock, and forearm with a $2000 piece of wood, after you made it fit, and shoot able, as far as recoil.

    Hey, I am all for good wood, I just can't see paying for it, then cutting it down and trowing it away.
     
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    As above. Don't screw up good wood. By all means have the gun fit but use standard grade wood.
    Don't take a $3k piece of wood add $3k making it fit You an think its now worth $7k:)
     
  11. southjblue

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    This is an example of how to mess up a nice piece of wood---Would have been better off using the piece from a fence post---JMO---
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    George, the potential buyers of any shotgun are limited. Those asking if the recoil pad is original question may do so as a bargaining chip, so to speak. Those looking for a "Shooter" could care less if adjustable add-ons were already added. Those looking for collector guns at junk prices are easy to spot. Waste a lot of a sellers time too! Re-sellers make their money when they buy low and sell for a profit, lots of haggling from those guys using all the used car sell/trade tactics.

    Hap
     
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    Im a short arm/ neck guy..so I have to modify most guns wood with the exception of the Browning Plus guns ...but when I do..I get the nicest job done I can ..plus try to take the route that leaves the wood as close to original as possible...like having a .75pad installed instead of 1" so as to lessen the amount of wood lopped of by .25"...that makes a huge difference in value to the next owner sometimes should selling be necessary
     
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    I recently came to realize that if you have a gun in your possession that you can't hit s&$% with there are two options, sell it or modify it. I am 57 years old and if I can't hit with it, I don't want my heirs enjoying the proceeds of it's sale. Hey, life is short. Besides, who did you buy the gun for, you or your heirs. A good friend of mine is the county's Register of Wills. He told me that the smartest man would spend his last 5 dollars 5 minutes before he died. He made it, it's his to enjoy. So did you buy it as an investment or to shoot. That would be my question.
     
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    If the shooter is happy with their gun, why should it matter to anyone else?
     
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    Mike---I buy for both----Just asking about mods on highend wood----Thanks---SJB
     
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