Recoil pad as stock extension

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by MattNH, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

    My oldest son is 6'3" and has a huge wingspan. I'm thinking a recoil pad on his Marlin 70 will help with the length of pull for him. Midway has the Marlin ones for 336/1894 etc, and all require heavy grinding and trimming to fit.

    Does anyone have any recommendations?
  2. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

    I am 6' tall and have a 6' wing span. My 12 gauge, that I use for (everything) Trap, Sporting Clays, Skeet and Hunting, has a short length of pull. I tried spacers but ended up using a slip-on recoil pads made by LimbSaver. They add another 3/4" to the length. Didn't need it for the recoil, just for length. The reasoning was so that I could take it off easily when needed. Sometimes a friend would borrow it or sometimes I would be shooting in cold weather and be wearing extra layers of clothe.That way, should you ever pass it on to someone else, you wont have to change it back.
    Only word of caution, don't leave it on a wooden stock for long periods of time. It will discolor the finish.
    I keep a couple extra around for use at the range when sighting in some of my "thumpers". (NEF single shot 12 ga. Slug Gun, as an example.)
    Just a suggestion. I'm sure that you'll find a suitable solution. Let us know what you come up with.

  3. tahoe2

    tahoe2 Well-Known Member

    Slip on by Limbsaver

    ^+1 what greyhawk said, I am 6' + also, and a slip on pad extends the stock to a comfortable length on all my levers; a Model 99 Savage, 375 Marlin, and 94 Winchester,
    all of which don't need it for recoil, but I shoot them better with the pad, and I can use the same pad on all three! :D Good Luck
  4. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

    Thank you both for the recommendations, but with his performance with the rifle in our local "2-gun" match, I think he's doing just fine. I will pick up a slip on style that way it can be moved to different rifles as needed, but I should make him buy it.

    Thanks again.