Sako L57 243 butt pad

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  1. Derek Teschler

    Derek Teschler Member

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    What options do people recommend to replace an old l57 deluxe stock butt pad that is hard and crushed?

     

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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    A Sako reproduction pad from Custom Shop inc.
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    The Pachmayr pad is made of superior materials, the hard plastic plate portion that fits next to the wood is flat & they install nicely. The Custom Shop repros are of poor quality, the plastic plate is flexible, not flat, fits poorly & they require gluing on, as well as the screws, to eliminate gaps where the pad meets the wood. The Custom Shop pads felt like they were starting to get crumbly, already, when I ground them to fit. Pachmayr is less than $50 shipped. Custom Shop is $150 shipped. After working with both I would never put a Custom Shop on one of my rifles, but a lot of customers seem to think those four little letters on the back of the pad are important & are willing to pay $100 more to get an inferior pad. Even after I tell them!!!! To each his own!
     
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    Good info, sounds like you’ve fitted a few.
    I have a Custom Shop pad here and it appears to be good quality.
     
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    I simply refuse to pay the Gunfather's black market price. His listing on fleebay will say "only four left" and two months later will say "only six left". I could use a set of his scope mount screws but he is gouging you for the price on them to.
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    The supply is endless. He has an injection molding company making them as needed. I'm sure he has sold enough to pay for the initial mold and set-up costs long ago. It's all gravy to him now because of those "four little letters". Sometimes "collectors" are their own worst enemy.
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Put it up against a Pachmayr, Limbsaver, or Kick-eze & you may change your opinion about it's quality.
     
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    Hi Paulsonconstruction.
    Just read your older post on replacement butt pads. As luck would have it I ordered a Pachmayr pad from Midway USA before I read your post. and i'm glad to see you recommend them. As a shotgun shooter @ Forest City Gun club (41 years) used limbsavers and Pachmayer on our model 12 Win. Your posts on the site give much appreciated good advice. Many thanks.

    bucktote in Sav. GA
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Thanks, Tony. The Pachmayr's look just like the original Sako pads except for the "four little letters", but from a recoil absorbing standpoint the Limbsaver is on top of the heap! Almost all the trap & skeet shooters that replace their pad go with the Limbsaver in my neck of the woods.
     
  11. Bucktote

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    Hi Paulson,
    At then F.C.G.C. we shoot a game we call "Scratch", shoot trap targets from the Skeet stations. a team of two shooters. If one of the team breaks the random target the team can move to the next station. Long shots, heavy loads ,much recoil, It gets interesting!!

    My 30/06 Sako is still at the gunsmith's, he lost his counter help and is behind in his work, Bummer I was hoping to zero the Forester & the newly restocked Sako at the same time as it allows barrel cooling between shots.
    {Patience sadly is not my long suit!!) My sons Finbear is a very accurate rifle. It's able to shoot well with heavy and light projectiles with little differance on the paper. Keep well & I look foward to more reading & Sako
    information on the site.
     

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