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Question: adding pad plate to DT-10

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by JLW, Nov 21, 2009.

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  1. JLW

    JLW TS Member

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    I have a Berretta DT-10 and I want to add a Graco Adjustable Pad Plate. The LOP is currently too long at 14 1/2 inches. The pad plate will add 3/8” for a total LOP of 14 7/8”; I need a LOP, with pad and plate of 13 ½”.
    My problem is, to achieve the desired LOP, I will have to cut off approximately 1 1/4” of the butt and in doing so, I will cut 5/8” off the comb itself. Is there a better solution than shortening to comb?-Thanks
     
  2. threedeuces

    threedeuces TS Member

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    With those measurements it looks like it cant be done on that gun.
     
  3. short shucker

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    Jerald,

    I believe you already know the answer to this question. Unless you are very good and confident of your skills, I'd be sending that out to a stock specialist.

    Nothing shoots better than a fitted gun!

    ss
     
  4. GunDr

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    It does suck when you have to cut a stock so short that you end up into the comb. It's you only option.

    If you do make the cut, I would recommend bumping the plate higher to cover the end of the comb that will be exposed.

    The Jones stock adjuster will save you another 1/8" over the Graco unit. The Jones is only .200" in thickness and will still give all the adjustment you want.

    Doug
     
  5. Conn. Man

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    In my opinion I might look in to a Performance Stock,rather than hacking that one up so much.I dont know if they will go that short???.
    Sandy.
     
  6. Ed Y

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    Doug has it right wit5h the thinner plate. That looks like a #8 pad. How about using a 5 or 6. That'll make it shorter yet.

    Ed Yanchok
     
  7. GunDr

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    Also going with a 3/4" thick pad instead of the 1" may save a little more wood. Pachmayr also has a 5/8" pad.
     
  8. RunGunIPSC

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    Here is something to try. I use it on all my guns. I will tell you it does look strange & not pretty but it does not hurt or change your stock in any way,it is very cheap,you can do it,reduces felt recoil,it works. Take a new,large recoil pad of your choice. Leave it full size. Square the back. Use sandpaper on a glass or metal plate. Clean the back of the stock & pad well. Take double sided auto body tape & put a couple of strips on the stock & stick the pad on with whatever cant suits you. You can go up or down with it,also. Use only a few pieces of tape til you get what you want. By using a large pad uncut,you spread the recoil over a larger part of your shoulder. You can use a thinner pad also to reduce length. If you need to cut the stock furher,this will help some. PM if you want a pic.
     
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