Morgan Pad How To: PIC INTENSIVE

Morgan Pad How To: PIC INTENSIVE

Joined: May 8th, 2005, 8:32 pm

November 22nd, 2005, 6:16 am #1

If you have ever looked at the fancy match rifles, you probably noticed that they all seem to have an adjustable butt plate. You too can get one. For around $30 and some elbow grease, an adjustable butt plate could be yours. They are called Morgan Pads, just do a search for them.

Tools needed:
Your Hands, Drill bits, drill press helps but not necessary, files (round and flat are useful), coping saw with metal blade (helpful), and for all you dremel owners, a high speed metal bit.





Satrt with your basic pad out of the box. They come large and you need to fit it to the rifle. Take it apart and use your rifle or the old pad as a template to start off.







then mark the hole locations (I found it easier to drill new holes in the morgan plate, rather than drilling into the stock). Drill the holes out from the flat side (for esae) and then take a bit that is slightly larger diameter than the head of the butt plate screws. Drill from ribbed side to countersink the screw heads into the plate.





I test fit at this point and make any necessary adjustments to the screw holes. Now attach the metal plate to the rifle and use a sharpie (or other marking device) to mark out where you need to remove material.

At this point, I used the coping saw to cut the large pieces off quickly (the metal is very soft). Then I used my dremel to grind off more material roughly. Follow the dremeling up with a round file (they make it go faster). Then I finish up with the flat file and even some 220 sandpaperfor a smooth finish. It will most likely be necessary to do these few steps a few times, test fitting between each iteration.







The final result is a comfortable butt plate that can be adjusted to the individual shooters needs. Here it is seen on my 3100.













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Joined: May 19th, 2005, 7:28 am

November 22nd, 2005, 8:26 am #2

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November 22nd, 2005, 4:30 pm #3

If you have ever looked at the fancy match rifles, you probably noticed that they all seem to have an adjustable butt plate. You too can get one. For around $30 and some elbow grease, an adjustable butt plate could be yours. They are called Morgan Pads, just do a search for them.

Tools needed:
Your Hands, Drill bits, drill press helps but not necessary, files (round and flat are useful), coping saw with metal blade (helpful), and for all you dremel owners, a high speed metal bit.





Satrt with your basic pad out of the box. They come large and you need to fit it to the rifle. Take it apart and use your rifle or the old pad as a template to start off.







then mark the hole locations (I found it easier to drill new holes in the morgan plate, rather than drilling into the stock). Drill the holes out from the flat side (for esae) and then take a bit that is slightly larger diameter than the head of the butt plate screws. Drill from ribbed side to countersink the screw heads into the plate.





I test fit at this point and make any necessary adjustments to the screw holes. Now attach the metal plate to the rifle and use a sharpie (or other marking device) to mark out where you need to remove material.

At this point, I used the coping saw to cut the large pieces off quickly (the metal is very soft). Then I used my dremel to grind off more material roughly. Follow the dremeling up with a round file (they make it go faster). Then I finish up with the flat file and even some 220 sandpaperfor a smooth finish. It will most likely be necessary to do these few steps a few times, test fitting between each iteration.







The final result is a comfortable butt plate that can be adjusted to the individual shooters needs. Here it is seen on my 3100.













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I have been wanting to do that to my QB-78...

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November 22nd, 2005, 9:03 pm #4

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November 22nd, 2005, 11:14 pm #5

If you have ever looked at the fancy match rifles, you probably noticed that they all seem to have an adjustable butt plate. You too can get one. For around $30 and some elbow grease, an adjustable butt plate could be yours. They are called Morgan Pads, just do a search for them.

Tools needed:
Your Hands, Drill bits, drill press helps but not necessary, files (round and flat are useful), coping saw with metal blade (helpful), and for all you dremel owners, a high speed metal bit.





Satrt with your basic pad out of the box. They come large and you need to fit it to the rifle. Take it apart and use your rifle or the old pad as a template to start off.







then mark the hole locations (I found it easier to drill new holes in the morgan plate, rather than drilling into the stock). Drill the holes out from the flat side (for esae) and then take a bit that is slightly larger diameter than the head of the butt plate screws. Drill from ribbed side to countersink the screw heads into the plate.





I test fit at this point and make any necessary adjustments to the screw holes. Now attach the metal plate to the rifle and use a sharpie (or other marking device) to mark out where you need to remove material.

At this point, I used the coping saw to cut the large pieces off quickly (the metal is very soft). Then I used my dremel to grind off more material roughly. Follow the dremeling up with a round file (they make it go faster). Then I finish up with the flat file and even some 220 sandpaperfor a smooth finish. It will most likely be necessary to do these few steps a few times, test fitting between each iteration.







The final result is a comfortable butt plate that can be adjusted to the individual shooters needs. Here it is seen on my 3100.













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the gun you have made. Great post too. Thanks that's something I had not even thought about making and now see it is possible.

I used to have a life. But now I have the forum. I am a sick man?

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