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My daughter has shown interest in trap shooting and likes shooting the 870 with a M/C stock better than the 1100. Although it kicks a little more she is not complaining, but I would like to make her a little more comfortable. I can not afford a PFS, but I am interested if someone has a Gracoil, RAD or something of the like. Thanks.

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You can cast an 8 oz lead weight and put in the front of the magazine tube. You can make a mold to cast a cylinder shaped weight using a spade drill and a piece of 2x4. If you want to keep the balance of the gun the same use two weights. Put one in the mag tube and one in the butt stock. HMB
 

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Thank HMB I completely forgot I have instruction to install a PVC pipe filled with shot in to the magazine tube. I will give that a go, but I am still interested if someone has an old recoil pad laying around they don't need.

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calkid: Take 2 old played-out hulls & remove the brass (or better yet Active hulls) Actives will hold 3oz of #8 shot, crimp & duct tape end, remove recoil pad, put one in stock & cut a piece of 3\4" garden hose to fill the rest of the stock bolt hole. Remove bbl. retaining cap-nut & mag spring plug (not to be confused with capacity plug)( watch out for spring) remove spring put the other one down on top of the magazine plunger re-install spring,& sping plug-- barrel & bbl. cap. This will keep the balance close to the same,,,, & with the one in the magazine tube with the spring tension will help to reduce -felt- recoil. Cheap & easy thing to try, -acts kinda like like 870 Comp.- sure helped my 31. If you (daughter)don't like it your not out anything, just pour the shot back in the hopper. If I can help any more P.M. me your phone # and I will call you and try. Ross Puls
 

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bryon i like to install a good kick eez pad and a mercury reducer in the stock to help tame recoil . works for me kevin
 

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Do you think a monte carlo stock on your 1100 would make your daughter want to shoot it instead of the 870? I put a set of synthetic mc stock and forearm on an 1100 and put weight in the hollow stock. Not only was it soft shooting but it was very well balanced. Picked up the stock set for $65.00. FWIW. JM
 

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Thanks for all the suggestions and ideas. I cut a 2" piece of 1/2 PVC pipe and filled it with some old #6 shot I had laying around and put in the stock. I also had a 5 1/2" piece of the same PVC in the magazine tube and filled it up too. However I had to remove the larger piece because it made the gun too heavy for her. With the added weight the gun weighed 8.6 #'s. I think I will cut the longer piece down to 3" and see if that will help her out.

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