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Ridiculous Question Here

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by HDLLLIII, Aug 25, 2012.

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  1. HDLLLIII

    HDLLLIII Member

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    I purchased a GraCo adjustable butt pad. I removed the butt pad from the stock. Here comes the ridiculous question. Why do the holes in the thicker plate that attaches to the stock not line up with the holes in the stock? The butt pad will bolt on the to thinner plate perfectly (they must have that dimension stashed away somewhere). Don't they realize that the installer (me) would like to remove afforementioned butt pad, trim both plates to size and use the EXISTING holes in the stock to attach the plate? This is the second time I have encountered this with this brand. I am not a gunsmith, nor do I pretend to be, but what logic can be used to make the distance between the pre-drilled and countersunk holes on the two plates different? What am I missing here? Larry Lockhart
     
  2. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    Not all gunmakers space the screw holes the same.
     
  3. Unknown1

    Unknown1 Well-Known Member

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    It's one of those lousy manufacturer's games to make it more difficult to change from the OEM butt pad to a good one.

    Keller
     
  4. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    There is no standards organization for butt hole spacing.

    HM
     
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    Yeah, In band camp one year, I met this girl......
     
  6. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    Because the first plate is drilled so that you align the plate for the best fit
    some guns have offset stocks and drilled for that pad. Set the plate for best fit mark holes with a sharp pencil then center punch them and drill out w/ a 3/16ths drill bit attach plates in their prospective position, tighten and then score the first plate/scratch remove the assy, reassemble with pad then use the pad fitting jig and fit all together on belt sander.

    You may need to drill out original holes nand install and glue in a dowell rod
    and cut it off flush w/stock.

    Some guns may need a wood block in the cavity.

    Why the difference this is my only answer.

    Gary Bryant
    Dr.longshot
     
  7. eightbore

    eightbore Well-Known Member

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    320090T brought up an interesting subject and I would like to hear more. I hope he knows how to post pictures.
     
  8. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    I've never seen two butt holes that looked the same anyways. Some farther apart than others.
     
  9. luvtrapguns

    luvtrapguns Well-Known Member

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    I'm shocked that so many people look at butt holes and admit it. (LOL)

    Sorry, Devil made me say it. Marc
     
  10. docbombay

    docbombay Well known trouble maker

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    In my former life as Proctologist to the Stars I can unequivocally say that butt holes, much like snow flakes, are each unique and distinctive with no two exactly alike.

    The November 12, 1943 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine contained the case studies of one Dr. Livingston Spincterdosen that substantiated this claim via several thousand documented examinations.

    This being the case, one could state with reasonable impunity that every butt hole on the ATA Executive Committee is diverse and without equal.
    Of course one could also say that regardless of this diversity, in the end, they are still butt holes.

    Doc
     
  11. BigBadBob

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    Speaking of butt holes....
     
  12. HDLLLIII

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    I did drill the original holes to 5/16 and glued hardwood dowel pins in. I cut them flush lightly sanded and installed the Graco. It should have been so much easier. I know why the fitters charge what they do to install pads/adjustable plates, etc. Just venting...Larry Lockhart
     
  13. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    "just venting"? Yep, that's another thing they do.
     
  14. Rastoff

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    Wait, something's funny here.

    are you saying that you took a pad off the gun and that same pad will fit the Graco unit, but the Graco won't fit the stock holes?

    I've put a few of these on and never had that problem. Something seems off to me.
     
  15. HDLLLIII

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    You have it exactly right Rastoff. 2nd time I have encountered this. 1st time Beretta 682, this time Remington 90T. Make no sense to me........Larry Lockhart
     
  16. i_shoot

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    GOOD One HM. LMAO

    i_shoot
     
  17. davidjayuden

    davidjayuden Well-Known Member

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    Larry:
    'Cause nothing is ever that simple.
    dju
     
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