Recoil Pad Help!!!

j3564wost

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While attempting to replace my worn out and gummy recoil pad on a Bansner Stock I found out it is not screwed on...it apparently is glued on? I am planning on replacing it with a grind to fit Limbsaver pad. Any idea on how to get the old pad off?

Thanks!
 

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j3564wost

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Thanks guys!

I will grind the majority off with my belt sander then bring it down closer with a file and finish it flat on a sanding board.

Any certain type of epoxy to glue the new on?
 

Hugnot

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Is the stock filled with some type of soft foam?

The black stuff (hard rubber or plastic?) to be removed looks like 1/4 inch thick but not hard and might be used to hold screw inserts inside a foam filled stock. Removal by sanding might be slow & messy with lots of fine flying junk. A coarse wood rasp could be used to get most of it removed. Be careful not to damage any edges and finishing the job by hand sanding to get a nice flat surface. Inserts for screws would be needed for a foam filled stock but would need to be big enough, possibly 1/2 dowels, and well attached. If a good bond could not be made with the foam, the inserts would need to contact the inner stock shell surface. I like JB Weld.

I like T25 head, 1 1/4 inch, wood screws and they may be driven in without damaging the outer recoil pad surface and the T25 head is better than Phillips or slotted head for ease of driving.

I would try to avoid attaching the new pad to the stock with epoxy because you might want to remove it easily. I have installed pads, including preparing the stock end surface, using a large disc (10-12 inch diameter) sander. These are sort of pricy and would need lots of use to justify their cost.
 
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WWP2012

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Mine was black RTV silicone of some sorts not a epoxy. I removed it with a razor blade scraper. Put the new one on the same way.
 

David Emerson

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I have a 12 inch carbide blade miter saw. Get it lined up right and off it comes leaving a perfect surface. I wrap the butt in tape just in case to keep from any chipping but never a problem. Screw the new pad on and scribe it and then grind to size on a belt sander. If screws are not an option use epoxy. To add. I set the saw with a 3 degree angle to make the toe undercut the top. The stock will fit better and stay on your shoulder better.
 

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