KICK-EEZ® Recoil Pad Screw Hole Pattern Notes
- KICK-EEZ® Grind-To-Fit (GTF) Recoil Pads have screw holes that are 3 1/8” apart, center-to-center, which is the industry standard.
- Our GTF Recoil Pad Item #304-8 Jr. has screw holes that are 2 3/4” apart, center-to-center. This pad is often used on youth stocks or stocks that have been cut.
- Our GTF Recoil Pads #801-6 & Item #801-8 are special slotted pads that have a slotted screw hole that allows screws to be a minimum of 2 7/8”, or a maximum of 3 3/4” apart.
- Our Pre-Fit Pads have a variety of screw locations; be sure to check our templates for screw location before installing!
Drilling New Holes in Your KICK-EEZ® Recoil PadKICK-EEZ® Recoil Pads have no metal plates or hollow spots to worry about. Therefore, you can drill new holes in our recoil pads without jeopardizing the integrity of the pad. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when drilling new holes in your KICK-EEZ® recoil pad:
- Before you start drilling your hole, make sure that you have a sound base to set the pad on; a 2 x 6 or a piece of plywood works well for this.
- When drilling your new hole, use a 13/64” drill bit, turn the pad upside down with the base plate facing up, and drill through the base plate and the Sorbothane® material, letting the drill exit the pad and go into your plywood base.
- PRO TIP: Try not to drill the hole too close to the edge of the pad or the existing screw hole.
- Once the drill exits the pad into the wood, let the drill hover in this position for 3 or 4 seconds, this will help ensure a professional looking exit hole.
- Note: You could also use a Dremel tool with the stone tapered tip.
- When finished, be sure to lubricate the new screw hole opening with liquid soap, Vaseline or a similar product when installing your screws.
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