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Installing Dead Mule Reducer (Large Stock Hole)

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  1. Wayne of PA

    Wayne of PA Member

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    I would like to install a new Dead Mule recoil reducer in the stock of my new Beretta 687. The stock bolt hole is extremely large.

    On all my other guns installing the reducer was quite easy with a little electrical tape and a piece of Dowel rod. Any suggestions on securing it?

    Dale
     
  2. Shooting Coach

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    Take a large dowel rod that will fit the stock hole pretty well. Drill the appropriate size hole in the dowel, and after securing the dowel in the stock, secure the reducer in the dowel.

    If the hole is oblong, and I think it might be, you can epoxy the dowel rod in the side away from the stock bolt.

    Removing the reducer will basically return the stock to within a couple of ounces of the original weight, if desired.
     
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    I used sched 40 pvc pipe to install mine. I used two pieces side by side without drilling any of the stock out and made for a tight fit. I think mine was a c and H kick reducer though and don't know the difference in diameter. Jackie B.
     
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    I put a three-inch C&H mercury reducer in my son's 687 stock just to add some weight. I put the reducer in the bottom of the large stock hole and slid in forward as far as it would go, placed a piece of wooden dowel behind it and ran a wood screw through the dowel at an angle into the stock. That was four years ago and it hasn't moved yet!

    Ed
     
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    As you can see, there is more than one way to skin a cat! LOL
     
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    I thought we were talking about mules. HMB
     
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    Shooting Coach, please delete your post. Kitty found it very offensive and I think that it's politically incorrect.

    Tron
     
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    Now Tron, I figure the comment refers to skinners operating caterpillars..<;-)....Bob Dodd
     
  9. Jerry944t

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    This is one of the myriads of uses for duct tape. Wrap that sucker until it's a snug fit and retain it with a wood plug or whatever.

    So easy.
     
  10. Wayne of PA

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    I appreciate all the replies. I guess I should have mentioned the hole is not your standard stock hole.

    Very large and oblong like shooting coach mentioned above. The other trap guns I have were so easy and are all fitted like Jerry mentioned above.

    I spoke with Mark from Joel Etchen's gun shop today on this subject while traveling back home from a long work week.

    Since the Dead Mule has a hole through the middle he said I may be able to fit it in the lower section of the oblong hole by securing it with a very long lag screw or better yet a very long sheet metal screw. Of course I will need a very long drill bit to drill the hole to draw it in. If it works I'll let you know.

    Ed, Shooting Coach, and Shooting Jack all good concepts and I'll keep them in mind. Again I appreciate the replies.

    Dale,
     
  11. Wayne of PA

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    Hoosier,

    Actually its not a bad ideal. With a piece of dowl supporting the back of the reducer I don't see any reason why cotton wouldn't work.

    Right now I rig a large piece of dowl on the bottom and pushed the reducer in on the top with the piece of cut washer hose that always comes with the dead mules and cut another piece of dowl supporting the back.

    I'm not sure the above job will do well however everyone here gave me great ideals to work with. Thanks agian to all.

    Dale,
     
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