Remington LSS Stock - Ques. About Recoil Pad
I recently purchased a 338 RUM in Remington's LSS stock. As you know, the recoil pad that comes with these and most rifles are not great. I want to replace it with a Kick-eez or some other recoil pad.
When I removed the existing pad, which was glued on as well as screwed in, I found there is a metal plate on the butt of the stock. The metal plate is partially sunk into the laminated stock with the center cut out about 2.5 X 3/4" inches or so. About a 1/16 of an inch of the metal plate sticks out above the stock. The entire thickness of the metal plate is about 1/4". Does anyone have any idea what the plate is for?
I spoke to someone at Remington Corp. and they "think" it's a re-enforcing plate for the laminated stock which makes no sense to me. Does anyone know for sure what the plate is for? Because the plate sticks out slightly above the butt of the stock, I don't think I will be able to put the recoil pad on top of it.
Any intelligence you can provide me on this would be greatly appreciated.