Any Advice on Shortening a Stock?

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Any Advice on Shortening a Stock?

Postby Iplayfarmer » 22 Sep 2017 16

My 11 year old daughter is getting into shooting with me and the stock on her gun is too long. I got her a Henry since Rossi doesn't have a .22lr lever action (that I know of). I've ordered a youth stock for her, but I fear it may still be too long.

Is shortening a stock as easy as just cutting it off and re-installing the butt plate?

Are there more accurate ways to measure for length of pull than the usual elbow to finger measurement?

If I'm cutting the stock anyway are there considerations for the angle of the cut that can make the gun better?

Thanks in advance for advice.
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Re: Any Advice on Shortening a Stock?

Postby Ranch Dog » 23 Sep 2017 06

I've cut a few and there is a bit of work to it to get it right. Here are the three videos that I learned from.

Determining LOP:
Watch on youtube.com


The cut:
Watch on youtube.com


The butt or recoil pad:
Watch on youtube.com


I bought the Miles Gilbert Fixture used in this last video and that purchase was worth every penny I paid for it as the fit of the pad is the measure of your work.

I also bought this belt/disk sander from Harbor Freight for the work and have used it for a hundred different things. It's on sale now for $60.
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Re: Any Advice on Shortening a Stock?

Postby Ranch Dog » 23 Sep 2017 06

Iplayfarmer wrote:Is shortening a stock as easy as just cutting it off and re-installing the butt plate?


If you shorten the stock ANY, the butt pad will not fit without fitting it properly. My bet is the plate will not be able to be adjusted as it is probably plastic. The Potterfield video explains that it is easier just to buy a recoil pad.
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Re: Any Advice on Shortening a Stock?

Postby Warhawk » 06 Oct 2017 22

I bought a Henry youth model for my grandson. It was still too big for him, so I started him on a Henry Mini Bolt. He absolutely loved it, it’s made to fit small kids and has fiber optic sights that they understand right away.
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Re: Any Advice on Shortening a Stock?

Postby Iplayfarmer » 09 Oct 2017 09

Warhawk wrote:I bought a Henry youth model for my grandson. It was still too big for him, so I started him on a Henry Mini Bolt. He absolutely loved it, it’s made to fit small kids and has fiber optic sights that they understand right away.


My daughter has been shooting a marlin youth model single shot bolt action. She loves it, but it won't work in the cowboy action shooting that she wants to get into. Like your grandson, the Henry Youth is still a little long for her, but she's growing. I don't want to cut the stock too short and have her grow out of it in just a few months.
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