How thick are KICK-EEZ Pre-Fit Pads?
All KICK-EEZ® Pre-Fit Recoil Pads are 1 1/8″ thick, except the KZ-115, it is 15/16″ thick. Learn more about our pre-fit recoil pads here: KICK-EEZ® Pre-Fit Recoil Pads.
How thick are KICK-EEZ grind to fit pads?
KICK-EEZ Grid to Fit pads come in 4 thicknesses. The thinnest being 1/2" and the thickest being 1 1/8" thick.
All thicknesses can be identified with the middle number in the part number. For example a 201-6-L-B the 6 is the thickness identifier. (See chart below)
What is the hole spacing on a KICK-EEZ grind to fit pad?
The hole spacing on the KICK-EEZ grind to fit pads is 3 1/8" from center to center.
On all the Large pads (I.E. Pads ending in "01" Example the 201, 301, 401, 501, and 601) the hole is 1 9/16" from the toe and 1" from the heel.
On all the Medium pads (I.E. Pads ending in "02" Example the 202, 302, 402, 502, and 602) the hole is 1 3/16" from the toe and 9/16" from the heel.
The Junior Pad (304) the hole spacing is 2 3/4" from center to center. 1 1/8" from the toe and 3/4" from the heel.
The Special "Slotted" Series Recoil Pad can accomidate a minum hole spacing of 2 7/8" to a maxium hole spacing of 7/8"
How do I select the correct KICK-EEZ Slip-On Recoil Pad for my gun?
Slip-Over Recoil Pad may be an easy fix to increase your Length-Of-Pull and reduce felt recoil without removing the existing recoil pad on your gun. The Slip-Over Recoil Pad comes with a 1/2” Sorbothane insert; however, you can purchase additional 1/2” or 1/4” inserts. These inserts are 50 durometers of Sorbothane. You can add or subtract these inserts to get more LOP or more recoil reduction. If you measure the length and the width of the butt face of your gun, it will help you decide which Slip-Over Pad to order. If you can’t quite decide which one to order, always choose the smaller size because you want the pad to fit snug. The sizes of our Slip-Over Pads are as follows:
Small: 4 1/2 x 1 1/2” up to 4 13/16 x 1 5/8”
Medium: 4 13/16 x 1 5/8” up to 5 1/8 x 1 3/4”
Large: 5 1/8 x 1 3/4” up to 5 3/8 x 1 7/8”
Suggestions for adding additional Sorbothane inserts inside of Slip-Over Pads: In addition to the 1/2” piece that is supplied with the Slip-On boot, you could add one more 1/2” piece, and one more 1/4” piece. Adding all three of these would give you a pad that is 1 1/4” thick and still give stability to the boot.
Our Slip-Over Recoil boots are made of a natural rubber compound. The side of the boot is 1/16” thick, the base (or butt) of the boot is 1/8” thick. The boot and a 1/2” Sorbothane insert will add 5/8” to your existing LOP.
The Slip-Over Recoil boot itself does not absorb recoil; it is the inserts that are made to fit inside the Slip-On pads that absorb recoil. Slip-On Pads will absorb the same amount of recoil as our Pre-Fit or Grind-To-Fit Pads as long as they are the same thickness. For example: A Slip-On Boot and 1/2” Sorbothane insert will add 5/8” to your LOP; if you add another 1/2” insert, your thickness would now be 1 1/8” which would be equal in recoil reduction to all our Pre-Fit Pads or a GTF Pad that is 1 1/8” thick.
How do I select the correct KICK-EEZ Recoil Pad for my gun?
KICK-EEZ® Pre-Fit Pads are a quick fix; two screws out and two screws in and your pad is installed. Unfortunately, stock variances, age, temperature and humidity all play a role in finding a Pre-Fit Pad to fit your stock. The best thing to do is to check the templates for our Pre-Fit Pads by printing two or three of the templates that are closest to your stock measurements, remove your old pad, measure the length and width, and stand your gun on the template. The accuracy of the pad is on the line of the template not on the inside. Screw hole placement is critical for synthetic stocks; use your old pad to compare screw location on the printed template. You can sand our Pre-Fit Pads the very same way you sand our Grind-To-Fit Pads. All our Pre-Fit Pads are 1 1/8” thick, so this may be an issue for your LOP but it will give you maximum recoil reduction.
If you are unable to locate a Pre-Fit Pad that will fit your stock, then you will need to check our Large Grind-To-Fit Pads for a pad that will fit. Our Grind-To-Fit Pads are exactly the same as our Pre-Fit Pads; they simply come in more styles, sizes and thicknesses of 1/2”, 3/4”, 15/16”, 1 1/8” and 1 3/8”. Their screw holes are 3 1/8” apart and the pads are 5 5/8″ long x 2″ wide. You can view all the styles and sizes of our GTF Pads on our website. KICK-EEZ Recoil Pads have no steel plates or hollow spots; therefore, grinding one to fit your stock is very easy.
FYI: Please see our “grinding video” on our Installation page that walks you through the steps involved in grinding a KICK-EEZ® Recoil Pad to fit your stock.
How do I adjust my length of pull "LOP" with KICK-EEZ Recoil Pads?
Length of Pull can be adjusted by adding spacers that go between the butt pad and the gun butt of your gun or you can simply install a thicker pad. Spacers are a strong, light-weight plastic polymer and can be easily sanded.
Regular Spacers are available in 1/8”, 1/4” & 1/2” thicknesses.
Pitch Spacers are also available to address positive or negative pitch needs. Pitch spacers are available in thicknesses of 1/4” and 1/2”.
KICK-EEZ® Grind-To-Fit Recoil Pads come in thicknesses of 1/2’, 3/4”, 15/16”, 1 1/8” and 1 3/8”. Find a spacer/recoil pad combination that works for you. Once you determine your needs, you can glue the spacer to the pad and then grind them both at the same time to match your gun stock butt or you can grind separately so you can remove the spacer later if needed.
What is a KICK-EEZ Dual Action Recoil Pad?
KICK-EEZ® standard pads are made of Sorbothane that is 70 durometers (the hardness of the material) on the “00” Scale. KICK-EEZ Dual-Action Pads are made of two layers of Sorbothane. On a 1” recoil pad, there is a 1/4” soft layer of Sorbothane that is 60 durometers that is sandwiched between the baseplate and the remaining 3/4” layer of 70 durometer Sorbothane by passing shock waves through different durometer layers, the shock waves are diminished by approximately 4-6% over our regular recoil pads. Shooters that are sensitive to recoil will enjoy this reduction.
How much do KICK-EEZ pads weight?
The approximate weight of KICK-EEZ Recoil Pads is as follows:
Large Grind-To-Fit Recoil Pads that are 3/4” thick weigh 4.7 oz.
Large Grind-To-Fit Recoil Pads that are 15/16” thick weigh 5.8 oz.
Large Grind-To-Fit Recoil Pads that are 1 1/8” thick weigh 7.2 oz.
Medium Grind-To-Fit Recoil Pads that are 3/4” thick weigh 4.0 oz.
Large Grind-To-Fit Recoil Pads that are 15/16” thick weigh 5.1 oz.
Large Grind-To-Fit Recoil Pads that are 1 1/8” thick weigh 6.4 oz.