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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-28-2019, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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refinishing a stock

been busy refinishing the stock on my old remington 721 300 H&H mag. i have about 4 coats on the stock using Truoil. will be putting about 5 or 6 more coats before its finished. going to replace the recoil pad because the one that was on it is hard as a rock. i bought the gun over 40 years ago and someone redid the stock and didnt take the recoil pad off and put finish over the pad. anyone have any recommendations as which recoil pad would be a good replacement.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-28-2019, 06:14 PM
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I have a Limbsaver on my 45-70. It tames the recoil nicely. Go to Limbsaver's web site and you can print out the pattern of each of their products to see which one matches your stock.
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the recoil pad that was on the stock was a white line pad with the weave pattern. im thinking of putting the same style back on. been working on the stock in my shed but its been too hot to sit in there and work on it. as soon as i get more coats of finish on it ill look into the recoil pad. probably get one that has to be ground down to size.
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Personally I have always like the look of a red pad on a wood stocked rifle. But black matches everything. There are many options (width's, textures, solid, vented, soft, hard, ect.) available; is there a certain style you are looking for?

Here is one with a basket weave pattern;
https://www.lymanproducts.com/brands...500b-rifle-pad

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Slim, much better to grind and fit the new recoil pad BEFORE you continue refinishing the stock.
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+1 on the Pachmayr pads, as they have plenty of options and look great on a classic gun. I also agree with doing your grinding before the finishing process, but I've gotten away with lining my stock with painter's tape before grinding... you just have to take your time and be very careful to stop once you start hitting the tape.

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i watched a video from midway USA and it showed that a pad can be screwed on and scribed to mark the edge of the pad then grounded to size. anyway i already started putting the truoil on the stock. looking great.
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I'm working on one myself. I filed off a good bit of wood to slim the stock down on this Savage Long Action.

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looks like nice wood. a couple light coats of walnut stain will bring out the grain in the wood if you like walnut. im a fan of walnut wood. i did a stock on my Marlin 22 that had light wood and used walnut stain on it. came out really nice. good luck.
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got the new recoil pad the other day and had a friend sand it down to fit. put the rifle back together and its back in the gun safe. came out real nice.
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