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  • Tip for recoil pad fit. Apologies for yet again another Dewman post.

    So it occurred to me as I was fixing the mediocre rubber buttpad (not a recoil pad in my book) fit on my recent 10/22 Boyd's that I had never mentioned back when I did my 2 Winchesters how I get such a smooth perfect fit. Easy. The final fitting I do with a work sharp set at grind. Used to have a belt sander that worked beautiful, secret there was using a much worn belt. But if you don't have a belt sander handy. Or a dremel (with the needed patience) then a Worksharp is very nice and will satisfy even the most discerning eye. Remember to tape your stock first. IMG_2443.JPG

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    Jeez, Dew, don't 'poligise for posting!

    Nice tip, btw, with the Worksharp. I have a crappy pad install that I will try this on. Did you use the coarse belt for this?

    Put a little neutral shoe polish on the ground part of the pad, and it will look even better.

    And it will undoubtedly group 0.0-0.1" at 200 yards...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Amflyer View Post
      Jeez, Dew, don't 'poligise for posting!

      Nice tip, btw, with the Worksharp. I have a crappy pad install that I will try this on. Did you use the coarse belt for this?

      Put a little neutral shoe polish on the ground part of the pad, and it will look even better.

      And it will undoubtedly group 0.0-0.1" at 200 yards...
      I used just the brown.(medium) It removes material VERY fast. Afraid the green would go too fast and I'd overshoot flush. Do not use the fine buffer (purple belt) either as it will burn and ball the rubber making it rough and ugly. I've heard acetone with a q-tip will smooth surfaces too but will look for some shoe polish because I find that intriguing. Thanks.
      As for grouping, this is not going to be tack driver to brag on. Wasn't before, still ain't. Squirrel at 50 yd or so with a rock solid rest is its outer limit. And that's with a whole shoulder to aim at. Thought about switching the 4x for a 3x9 but then the barrel would look puny, I'd have to get a bull barrel and hog out the channel. Nope, I'm good.

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      • #4
        BTW: Wife got these at a yard sale this morning. $10 for 90 rds. The S&B were missing 10. Don't have the heart to tell her I don't own a .380.🤔😳🙄🤦🏻‍♂️ IMG_2444.JPG

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        • #5
          Second the motion on not apologizing.

          Seem to recall you have the Ken Onion model of WorkSharp, no? I have the original model that only has on/off. I suppose with the right belt it would still work. Maybe if I stumble on a good project gun someday I’ll give it a go.


          Great snag on the ammo regardless. A gal I know has a .380 and loves it, maybe pick one up for your wife?

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          • #6
            Thanks! Great tip. I'll do that next time.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by fitch270 View Post
              Second the motion on not apologizing.

              Seem to recall you have the Ken Onion model of WorkSharp, no? I have the original model that only has on/off. I suppose with the right belt it would still work. Maybe if I stumble on a good project gun someday I’ll give it a go.


              Great snag on the ammo regardless. A gal I know has a .380 and loves it, maybe pick one up for your wife?
              I have the model that has 3 belts & the grind feature as well as the Ken Onion.
              No on the 380.

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              • #8
                Usta watch Mitch and Whit cut down recoil pads on a benchtop belt sander.
                Those guys killed me!
                They put two layers of masking tape above the recoil pad. Mitch easily ground off one layer of tape and called it good.
                Whit could calmly grind the second layer of tape in half, then smooth things out with a sanding block!
                It looked like the pad "grew" out of the stock!
                Mine has a lip all the way around! I'm just a chicken! LOL!

                Great post dewman!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dewman View Post
                  BTW: Wife got these at a yard sale this morning. $10 for 90 rds. The S&B were missing 10. Don't have the heart to tell her I don't own a .380.🤔😳🙄🤦🏻‍♂️ IMG_2444.JPG
                  At the Flea Market those are going for close to $1.00 per round.

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