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  1. boomer92266

    boomer92266 .410

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    i just bought a maverick 88 and after getting it home and together i found the stock is a little to long for me. what is the cheapest way to get a shorter stock? thanks
  2. LTB45

    LTB45 .30-06 Supporter

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    Get a youth model stock.
    Or buy a wooden 500 stock and cut it.
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  3. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Forum Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    How tall are you, if I might ask?
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  4. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    First thing you need to do is measure your LOP length of pull.
    LOP measurement.jpg

    Once you have that you can measure up a stock.

    lop2.jpg

    Cheapest way is cutting the stock you have now and putting on a slipon LimbSaver.

    I've cut wooden and synthetic stocks with no problem.
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  5. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    Here's pics of the wood and the synthetic I cut with LimbSaver slipon pad.

    cut 2.JPG

    12inch LOP 2.JPG
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  6. boomer92266

    boomer92266 .410

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    i'm 5ft 6
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  7. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Forum Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Alright. Next question...

    How attractive do you want this revisionist stock to look? Cheap can be done somewhat readily with little investment, but making your shotgun look like nobody eff'ed with it might take more time and cash.

    A slip-on recoil pad that fits correctly over a cut down stock looks like, well, an aftermarket recoil pad slid over a home modded shortened stock. But it would work.
  8. boomer92266

    boomer92266 .410

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    i just want it to work and last. a recoil pad i have checked on are $22 to $35, i found an adjustable stock thats used but everything with it fot $20 or new for $35. how do these adjustable stocks hold up? recoil from slugs is rough and i do plan to deer hunt with this gun. thanks
  9. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    Can you find a link to one of the new stocks like the used one you found? We could eliminate a lot of guesswork if we knew the specifics of the collapsible.
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  10. boomer92266

    boomer92266 .410

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  11. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    I'm sorry, I don't know which stock you're asking about. But if you have one available and it seems OK, it likely is.

    Collapsible stocks (if they're made well) won't have any problem handling the recoil of 12 gauge stocks.

    But again, without knowing any specifics, is still a guess.
  12. GT_80

    GT_80 .270 WIN

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    Collapsible stocks vary GREATLY in quality- A $20-$30 stock usually doesn't have the correct fit and finish around the psitol grip (in my experience) and they are rough around the edges. If you find a decent one, you may be able to get an AR15 style rubber pad to screw onto it and you have the best of both worlds- adjustable LOP and a rubber buttpad.

    Personally, I like wood stocks.

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