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    recoil pad deteriorated

    I have a maverick 88, it has been a very good gun. however i noticed today that the recoil pad has deteriorated and the rubber is rubbing off on it. I was wondering what is the cheapest fix for this? Is a new pad or another stock?, the reason I ask about another stock is i called locally and they want $20-$50 for different pads, so i will be buying online. I wished it had a shorter stock as I have short arms, with the pad off its almost perfect but i need something back there. I am on a very tight budget and fixed income and can't afford a lot right now with Christmas coming. thanks for any help.

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    You might want to consider a slip-on recoil pad as a temporary fix. Just remove the old recoil pad first to keep the same length.
    Or buy a $20 grind to fit recoil pad from MidwayUSA and shorten the stock slightly, mount the new recoil pad and remove the excess pad to fit.
    You will need some tools and skill though.
    I've done it so anyone with some tools should be able to do it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeper1 View Post
    You might want to consider a slip-on recoil pad as a temporary fix. Just remove the old recoil pad first to keep the same length.
    Or buy a $20 grind to fit recoil pad from MidwayUSA and shorten the stock slightly, mount the new recoil pad and remove the excess pad to fit.
    You will need some tools and skill though.
    I've done it so anyone with some tools should be able to do it too.
    I got a reply from Mossberg, got an email from them, they had been trying to call me but I wasn't home. they are sending me a new pad. told me to clean the old pad with rubbing alcohol and see if that helps, also if it does to wipe the pad down lightly with alcohol every time i clean to make sure no oil is on the pad. I cleaned the old pad with alcohol and it did help, it's still bad and will need replacing but it is usable for a little while longer. thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaner View Post
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    I love my Mossies. I've been shooting ducks, up until a couple of years ago when I started getting infirm, with a camo M500 I bought in 1992. I bought a M535 from a pawn shop which someone had shortened and fitted the old stock with a recoil pad. They must have been a midget or was fitting it for a kid as the length of pull was about 13" It's okay with heavy clothing, but without, it's too short for me. I installed a Pachmayr pad on it, fitted it to the stock with a sander wheel on my drill, and I run a slip on with that to give it proper LOP. But, the gun was $170 and I wasn't going to leave that pawn shop without it. I could use it for a goose gun if I ever get to hunt geese again using 3.5" T shot, but it kicks like a mule, way too light for those loads and they only pattern with best loads in the low 80 percent range which ain't bad at all, but I have a 9 pound 10 gauge H&R I prefer that patterns steel T to mid 90 percent. Not but a few shot land outside that 30" pattern circle and the pattern is wonderfully consistent, no holes in the pattern. That 10 brings 'em down from the stratosphere and it's much easier on my shoulder. 3.5" 12s are really rough to shoot and I've fired nearly a box of 10s on geese before. That's from a single shot. So, I just use 2 3/4" in that 535 when I've used it and shot ducks with it.
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