View Full Version : How to install a grind to fit recoil pad....

December 09, 2008, 10:08
My deer rifle is an old Husqvarna and I cant find any ready made recoil pads that fit the stock. I would really like to install a nice grind to fit one, but I am concerned about messing up the finish. I am good with tools and have the requisite belt sander, does anyone have a link to online instructions or step by step guide that shows me how to get this installed?

I have the basic idea in my head, but am not aware of any tricks/tips that will help me end up with a good fit and my stock finish intact.


December 09, 2008, 11:32
found this.... http://www.kickeezproducts.com/installation.php

Seemed like an easy way to do it and not involve messing with the stock

December 10, 2008, 21:38
Notice in step 2 they say to use a "grinding jig". It's very hard to grind the right angles on a pad to match the stock, especially in the toe area without a jig. You may be more gifted in grinding skills than I, however. :D

Brownells has a couple of them;

Might be able to make one like this;http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=117544267

December 11, 2008, 22:04
If you are only doing one pad, spending the money on a jig could be a waste.

I have successfully done a couple of pads using nothing but my hands and a disc sander. The first thing I did was to mark and drill the screw holes. 2 large nails with the heads cut off and just long enough to stick out of the existing screw holes will leave a mark on the pad backing plate. Just make sure the nails easily fit in the screw holes but aren't so tight that you can't pull them out with ease. After marking and drilling the holes. I wrapped the stock with two layers of blue painters masking tape. Then I wrapped one layer of aluminum HVAC tape around the edge of the stock where the sander could hit wood. Install the new butt pad and then start sanding away. Go gently and slowly and you will have some decent results. Remember to follow the outline and curvature of the stock so the lines continue to flow all the way to the end.

The aluminum tape will protect the wood finish and is much tougher than any other tape (it is metal after all). The blue masking tape keeps any tape residue off the finish and also provide a color contrast to show if you are going through the outer layers.

Good luck.

January 03, 2009, 21:16
Do not do this in your house or anywhere that you do not want covered with nasty rubber dust.

Also, wear a respirator!(not a dust mask)

Do not do this with a "decelarator" or any of the soft mushy pads, the compound is extremely toxic! and requires a special sanding disk.

If you need one done, take it to a pro, you will be much happier.