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1970 era Remington 1100 and finding a recoil pad

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Hook686, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. Hook686

    Hook686 Northern California Active Member

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    I have a wood stock Remington 1100 (actually 2 of them) from 1965 and 1975. I would like to put a recoil pad on the stock. I bought one from Midwayusa that said it was for a wood stock Remington 1100, but no way would it fit. I figure there must be two versions of Remington 1100 wood stocks. Can anyone direct me to a source for recoil pad for the older version Remington 1100 with a wood stock ?
     
  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Most recoil pads are over sized and need to be custom fitted (sanded) to the stock.
    Length of pull needs to be determined first, and then the wood stock is cut down to accommodate the extra thickness of the new pad.
    eBay has a bunch of factory Remington pads for sale.
     
  3. Hook686

    Hook686 Northern California Active Member

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    The modern recoil pads simply do not fit the pre 1990 Remington 1100s. I have tried three without success. I am hoping someone with an older 1100, or 870 found a recoil pads that worked on their wood stock shotgun.
     
  4. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Are you patient, and enjoy a good effort with good result?

    Then you can install and shape your own recoil pad.

    The first one I ever did was over 30 years ago, and it is probably the best job I've done (maybe 50 now), because I was so scared I'd mess it up, and devoted WAY too much time to it.

    You can do it. Either shape the one you bought (screw hole should match), or order a Pachmayr in the appropriate (approximate) size, and shape it down. If you spend half the effort on protecting your wood as you spend shaping the recoil pad, you are in the right ballpark. Assortment of sandpaper, sanding blocks, and access to a belt sander or circle grinder is all you need. PROTECT THAT WOOD!

    You can do it.

    Even if you find a pad that is advertised: "Will fit early 1100's", the fit for a pre-fit pad will always be sloppy.

    An 1100 deserves better than sloppy.