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Topic: 870 Express Recoil Pads, Offseason Questions< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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I have a 12 gauge 870 Express that I enjoyed using this fall.  I've had it for 15 years or so, and the recoil pad is now pretty hard.  I'd like to replace the 1" recoil pad it came with, and I'd also like to increase the LOP by at least 1/2" at the same time.

The LOP to the end of the wood is only 12 7/8" and I'd like to end up with about 14 1/2".  Keep in mind that this is a cheap gun, so I'd also like to do it without a $100+ gunsmithing bill for grinding a pad and spacers to fit.  Are there any good pad/spacer combos prefit for an 870 that will add up to a little over an inch and a half?  I'm not keen on the slip-over pads, and I'd rather just leave the gun alone than go that route.

I'm thinking of something like this that will work with a wood stock.



So that's question #1.

Here's question #2: I was just flipping through the Remington website looking at 870s.  They list a 12 gauge 870 Express with a 26" barrel at 7 1/4 pounds, and the 20 gauge at 6 1/4.  I don't have my scale handy, but I'll bet my 12 gauge is significantly above 8 pounds.  Has Remington really lightened up the 870s, or are they just being really, really optimistic with their published weights?
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Check Numrich Arms (gunpartscorp) , they offer factory stocks with the length of pull you want. Some include a pad. Most are $80 and less.

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Thanks, I'll take a look.
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