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I'm new here having just inherited a 67 WesternField 740A-EMN in .30-30. I am refinishing the stock, but the factory recoil pad is in pretty poor shape. I was hoping to use a Pachmyr pad as the black would look really nice on the walnut stock.

Does anyone know if their 336 one would fit my stock? I am waiting for an answer from them, but just wondering if anyone has done this.
 

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Recoil pads I have put on come in three different size, small, medium and large. Every stock is going to be a little different and the pad will need some fitting. Place the wood stock on a piece of paper and trace where the recoil pad fits and take this template to a gun shop and you should be able to find the closest fitting recoil pad and then trim to fit. Would be nice to do this before the stock is refinished.
 

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Put a new Pachmyer on it... they're great. I've got one on my .35, it makes it fun to shoot.
 

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The Decelerators are nice.
 

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+1 on fitting the recoil pad BEFORE you refinish the stock. I put a field recoil pad from Pachmayr on one of my 336 3030, love it as it is the difference between night and day. That stock eventually wound up on the 30TK in a customization job I did. You can see it here: http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/index.php/topic,44388.0.html Mr fixit
 

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LT said:
Put a new Pachmyer on it... they're great. I've got one on my .35, it makes it fun to shoot.
Whoops... a gunsmith can grind to fit a Pachmyer pad... it's worth it.
 

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I guess I have to really recommend a buttstock cover from Levergun Leather.

1) Looks great
2) I put a 3/4" strip of hard packing foam in for an added recoil pad.
3) Has extra loops for quick access emergency ammo
4) Oh, and looks GREAT ;D
 

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cherokee thanks for the post and welcome to the forum. I'm glad you asked this question as i was wondering the same thing.
 

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The "original" recoil pad really doesn't look that bad, you should clean it up and put it back on. ;)
 

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I have a decelerator on my 444P and it works great. I also have several Limbsaver slip-on pads for some heavy kickers. I use cartridge carriers on many of my rifles and they cover up the rubber cuff that fits on the stock. I would just recommend removing them when not using the rifles for a while. Wal-mart sells em under the Winchester lable now, still under $20.00. I think they are maybe a little better pad. If you want to fit a Limbsaver pad that is grind to fit, put it in the freezer first. DP
 

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I agree with janott, the original pad does not look that bad from what I see in the photo. You could put a little epoxy the small crack in the plastic, and use it. Just a suggestion. Perhaps the photo does not show other problems with the original pad. Good luck with whatever you decide.
 
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