Short LoP gun help

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by Clint KY, May 31, 2012.

  1. Clint KY

    Clint KY New Member

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    Thanks - that is just the kind of information for which I was looking. I will grab the Shooting Times while I am out on my errands today. I have always had a preference for Savages. And the improved Mossburg trigger is good news as I played with a "full sized" ATR 100 and thought the trigger was gritty.

    I am going to have to make a trip to one of the larger shops in Louisville or Lexington as the shops here have very limited stock. They can get me anything I want but I really want to hold it in my hand before I spend the money.
  2. JLA

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    Good thinkin. ;)
  3. CHW2021

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    Hey Clint, before you go dashing off look at the Brownells catalog and check the variety of recoil pads, stocks and other tidbits that are available; more info won't hurt.

    I agree with the Savage rifle, but do keep an open mind and remember what you went shopping for.
  4. hardluk1

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    If your rifle has a thick recoil pad on it now take it off. epoxy a standard old school but plat on it smooth the edges with fine sand paper on a block of wood and go to shooting. That would make it 12 3/4".

    Just what is your rifle now thats to long to deal with??
  5. Clint KY

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    I have been shortening my rifles since I started to shoot. The problem lies in the new synthetic stocks. I have an NEF which I replaced the recoil pad with a plain butt plate, which is my coyote gun. Other than one of my military rifles, I presently do not have a CF big enough to hunt deer, so am looking for something. I have found some wooden stocked rifles but many have a large cheek rest that extends too far back to be able to remove 1" of the stock without cutting into the rest making the butt pad unmanageable.

    I am planning a trip to the "big city" where I can visit a gun shop or two that has a large enough selection for me to find something that suits me. I will either buy it there or if it is an order type sale I will come home and let my local gun shop do that for me. They have been very accommodating and I would like to give them my business. The shop by the way for those of you in west Kentucky, is First Choice Firearms in Murray.
  6. CHW2021

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    Hey Clint, look at the Mosin Nagant rifle whaie you are out, I have always felt the lop was just short for fit to me; maybe it will work in your favor. If nothing else, they are fun to shoot and rather cheap to buy.
    Have fun shopping.
  7. Clint KY

    Clint KY New Member

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    I am fairly sure that the MN is only available in 7.62X54R - As I said in the original post, I am looking for a .243. If I want to drag out a military rifle, I have a beautiful 03-A3 in the locker.
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