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How hard to cut a stock down 1"?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bodybuilder, Jul 27, 2011.

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  1. bodybuilder

    bodybuilder TS Member

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    I have 2 870TC's the one I shoot I have about a 97 avg with. The other one is a beautiful gun that almost looks unfired but it has a 1" L.O.P. more than the other one and that seems to cause me problems. My question is how hard would it be to remove the recoil pad cut the stock about an 1' and then put the pad back on? could anyone tell it had been done?
     
  2. Leo

    Leo Well-Known Member

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    How hard to cut a stock down 1

    Most gunsmiths can do that job. Not difficult for someone already set up with the proper tools.
     
  3. vpr80

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    How hard to cut a stock down 1

    It's an easy and cheap job for someone who does this regularly. You will most likely butcher the stock. It's not a simple hack job and also requires re-fitting and sanding the pad. Just pay someone $30-$40 to do it.
     
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    How hard to cut a stock down 1

    Easy cheesy, lemon squeezy - Send it to Joe.
     
  5. Caribou woodland

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    How hard to cut a stock down 1

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54l76JER3dY&feature=related
    Very simple
    Pierre
     
  6. Unknown1

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    How hard to cut a stock down 1

    Cutting off 1-inch from the stock will move your face a lot further forward toward the receiver than just 1 inch.

    Safer plan would be to cut the stock off in small increments (1/8" to 1/4") at a time and test as you go.

    MK
     
  7. spitter

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    How hard to cut a stock down 1

    It appears simple, but you need a jig and an extremely sharp blade... It's not like taking an 1" off the bottom of a closet door - if you haven't done it before, pay a "pro".

    Jay
     
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    I would never cut one with a hand saw as the youtube video shows. If you don't have a band saw or a chop saw with a GOOD crosscut blade on it, send it to Joe.
     
  9. bodybuilder

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    How hard to cut a stock down 1

    I guess I better let a gunsmith do it. But to you expert shooters... Would 1" in L.O.P bother you guys that much or is it all in my head???
     
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    How hard to cut a stock down 1

    As stated above, one inch is a loy, just add one inch using spacers and see, Jake
     
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    If 1 inch is too much after you get it cut, add a spacer and use one of the thicker pads. As an aside, you might try a thinner recoil pad and see what that does for you before you have it cut.

    Bob
     
  12. Steve W

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    I'd say find a friend with a table saw, the most important thing is keep it square while pushing it through.

    I've cut a few Perazzi stocks on my neighbor's table saw using wood blocks and wedges to keep it at the right angle.
     
  13. twostraight

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    1" is a bunch. Are you sure you want it that short? I would take the recoil pad off and shoot it with a couple t shirts on before I started whacking away. Give that a test drive and see if you really want to cut it. If you got a beautiful TC and you cut an inch off of it, well..........it ain't beautiful any more. Put the shorter stock on the nice one and see if its really the cats meow. God I hate guns that have cut stocks.
     
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    How hard to cut a stock down 1

    Another reccomendation to just send it to Tron, perhaps this is a good time to look into an adjustable pad as well.

    No doubt just about anyone can saw off a stock and screw a pad back on but it takes experience and the right tools to do a good job of it.

    FWIW, a 1" reduction in the LOP is a lot. I'm not saying that wouldn't be correct in your case but you might want to get some help from someone experienced in stock fitting before you make the decision on how much to cut off.
     
  15. bodybuilder

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    I had not thought about putting the shorter stock on and seeing if it works for me then... I think I'll try that before cutting a nice piece of wood Thanks
     
  16. hoot619

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    Send it to me I can beat Tron's price. You have a choice of how I

    will cut it. Chop saw or skil-saw or band saw. Yes I have done one before a high-priced

    Stevens shotgun. It was canted to one side when I finished. So far I can

    hit 23 out of 25 with it. I don't guarantee my work because gun could be damaged

    in shipping or something. Also I don't like my work critizied. Ken U.

    I don't think I would do my 870 unless i had a jig to hold stock and fine blade for table saw. That Stevens had a slight cant to it tried to get most of it out.

    Neat jig pictured on another thread. In off topic
     
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    Don't know how it maths out but removing 1/8 inch equals moving your cheek 1/2 inch.

    Robert
     
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    Check this out. Thanks Steve.
     
  19. Shooting Jack

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    I have cut some stocks for myself and also some very expensive woods building staircases with my son. I too would recommend letting someone experienced doing the job for you but if you insist then be sure to put tape around the stock where it is to be cut and use a fine cut blade, a 64 at least. Use a stable shim to insure that your cut is level. Jackie B.
     
  20. schockstrap

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    Good golly... the way some of you talk makes stock work sound like brain surgery. If you know anything about woodworking, I'm sure you can do a fine job of cutting a stock with whatever crosscut saw you feel comfortable with. If the thought of cutting a piece of wood makes you squirm, then send it to a stock guy. Most of them appear to have reasonable prices.

    I would probably just wrap the stock in masking tape, hot glue it to a carrier board (with shims to keep it square), and then run it through the bandsaw. Regrind the recoil pad and be done.

    --Dan
     
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