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What pad for a gra-coil???

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by turbonick, Sep 25, 2007.

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  1. turbonick

    turbonick Member

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    I'm buying a gra-coil online since my gunsmith doesn't keep them in stock. I'd also like to buy a new recoil pad. Which size kickeez or gooey pad fits the gracoil the best?
     
  2. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    I don't know the answer, but I'm in the process of having Gracoil install a reducer and new kickeez pad on an O/U.

    Sent them the stock last Monday via priority mail, they received it the next day.

    They called me Monday and were installing the reducer and had a question for me. I did not ask but I assume it's already been shipped to my home.
     
  3. Beancounter

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    Your question does not make sense to me. If you buy a gracoil and just have it sent to your house, you better own a band saw with a metal cutting blade and a good sander with a large quantity of belts and disks. Gracoil units must be cut and ground to fit the gun. After that, you have to select a recoil pad and grind it to fit the gracoil unit. Your message indicates to me that you have not done this before.
     
  4. turbonick

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    My gunsmith will install the gra-coil. He just doesn't stock the parts and I want to get it done ASAP so he said to bring everything to him. I know that he will have to grind both the pad and the gra-coil, but if there is a pad that fits with out grinding I might as well buy that one. Also I don't want to get a pad that is too small!
     
  5. guncase

    guncase TS Member

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    There isn't!! all pads that I know of are about 1/8" oversize,, you can install them without grinding,, just gives more area for contact!
     
  6. turbonick

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    Thanks for the info. I was just thinking if there was an off the shelf pad that would be the easiest but I guess as long as I make sure it isn't too small I'll be in good shape. Thanks again
     
  7. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    You don't want a soft pad like the Kick-EEz or the Gooey Pad. When there is a lot of give in the pad it doesn't allow the recoil reducer to work consistently. I had to take the KickpEEz off my Soft-Touch and put the factory Beretta pad back on.
     
  8. country gentleman

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    Turbonick,

    buy a kickeez large size 3/4 inch pad. You will have no problems. Bear in mind, if you select a thicker pad then 3/4, more wood will have to be cut to allow for the extra pad thickness. I am assuming you dont meed 1 1/2 inches added to your LOP but you know what assuming does. Yours in shooting, Todd Nelson
     
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