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As stated in another thread here I talked about ordering one of these.  It arrived today and as expected it didn't exactly "fit".  Once upon a time, many years ago I installed a Pachmayr (prior to pre-fit-days) on a Rem 700 ADL in 270 which I felt at the time kicked too much.  I taped off the butt stock, installed the pad, and began to grind the pad down with a grinder bit chucked in a hand drill...didn't even cut the stock down.  I spent hours on that thing only to settle for a slightly less than good fit due to getting frustrated.  This new one is a close fit but overlaps the butt stock by about 1/8" - 1/4" in spots.  This time I expect that just scribing the outline of the stock on the plastic spacer and hitting on the grinding wheel for a bit will finish the job.  What techniques have others here tried for this?

BTW, that 270 is about the most accurate rifle I still own, and I'm sure that installing that pad had much to do with it...ugly or not.
 

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You are right about the solution and it is sad that these "prefit" pads often do not fit. My "prefit" pad was too small for my 1895G so I bought an oversized pad from a gunsmith and had him grind it to size and put it on. My "prefit' is now on a stock in Oklahoma after I mentioned it on the Marlin Board. The difference between the length of the buttend on my stock and the fellow's in Oklahoma stock was about one-half inch. Same gun, big stock difference.
 

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I took mine to a gunsmith.  I didn't want to mess up that pretty walnut stock.  I guess I'm not much of an artist.

Doug
 
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