Is it possible to create a new screw hole in a KICK-EEZ® Recoil Pad?
KICK-EEZ® Recoil Pads have screws that are 3 1/8” apart, center to center which is the industry standard. Our Grind-To-Fit Recoil Pad Item #304-8 Jr., has screws that are 2 3/4” apart, center to center. This pad is often used on youth stocks or stocks that have been cut. Our Item #801-6 & Item #801-8 special slotted pad has a slotted screw hole which allows screws to be a minimum of 2 7/8” or maximum 3 3/4”. Our Pre-Fit Pads have a variety of screw locations; check our templates for proper placement when using our Pre-Fit Pads. You can easily create a new screw hole location in a KICK-EEZ® Recoil Pad.
KICK-EEZ® recoil pads have no metal plates or hollow spots to worry about; therefore, you can drill new holes in the pad without jeopardizing the integrity of the 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 will work well for this. When drilling the hole, use either a 3/16” or 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. 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 a cone-shaped bit. Try not to drill the hole too close to the edge of the pad or the existing screw hole. When finished, be sure to lubricate the new screw hole opening with liquid soap, Vaseline or a similar product when installing new screws.