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Browning BPS 12ga 3.5mag recoil pad

Postby vpadfsu » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:50 am

Looking for recoil pad to fit browning bps....Wondering if anyone ever figured out a prefit pad from hiviz xcoil, sims limbsaver, or kickeez? Does anyone know if the browning gold or any other model has the same butt stock or pad as the bps?
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Re: Browning BPS 12ga 3.5mag recoil pad

Postby 10gaOkie » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:06 pm

Is your 3.5" BPS 12 the large frame or small frame? They take diff size pads. The large frame takes the same pad as the BPS 10. I bought a Limbsaver for my son's BPS 10. it fit like socks on a rooster.

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Re: Browning BPS 12ga 3.5mag recoil pad

Postby vpadfsu » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:48 pm

i think the small...i took off the pad and measured the stock. I got 12cm by 4cm. So something like 4.73"x1.58" so universally speaking i think 4.75"x1.60"???. Why can't browning just $#%#$%#$%#$ make pad that says fits browning bps or should of just installed a nice pad to began with...i mean especially if they selling 3.5"mag 12ga that was designed for shooting steel at high velocity...
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Re: Browning BPS 12ga 3.5mag recoil pad

Postby 10gaOkie » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:07 pm

I was able to buy a Limbsaver pad that Limbsaver said would fit my synthetic stocked BPS 10ga. However, it turned out that the one they said would fit did not fit exactly as it was 1/16" bigger than the stock all the way around its edges. I then went through the entire inventory of pads at Bass pro shop comparing them to my Browning pad. None were close. Just the opposite occured when searching for a pad to fit my Browning Gold 10. The one that is made for the Winchester 1300 synthetic was an exact match. Your search for the correct pad is a doozy and tough to find an answer. It seems the answer at this point is to buy one that is slightly large and grind/sand it down to fit.

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Re: Browning BPS 12ga 3.5mag recoil pad

Postby vpadfsu » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:00 am

10gaOkie wrote:I was able to buy a Limbsaver pad that Limbsaver said would fit my synthetic stocked BPS 10ga. However, it turned out that the one they said would fit did not fit exactly as it was 1/16" bigger than the stock all the way around its edges. I then went through the entire inventory of pads at Bass pro shop comparing them to my Browning pad. None were close. Just the opposite occured when searching for a pad to fit my Browning Gold 10. The one that is made for the Winchester 1300 synthetic was an exact match. Your search for the correct pad is a doozy and tough to find an answer. It seems the answer at this point is to buy one that is slightly large and grind/sand it down to fit.

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Chris your a @#$@ing genius!!! Guess who switched guns from Winchester 1300 20ga to browning bps 12ga....I just took the factory pad (nice flex to it) from the W 1300 put it on the BPS....its barley not flush but it works! I mean u saved me 100 dollars i never had in the first place...i really didn't want a kick eez or limb-saver because i don't want a sponge but rather rubber with a little forgiveness ...i love when guns kick but the browning factory pad is made from cement. Alright Kent fasteel 3.5"...here i come...

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Re: Browning BPS 12ga 3.5mag recoil pad

Postby 10gaOkie » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:39 pm

I know what you mean, I still have a couple of BPS12s and have had several BPS10. The so called recoil pads must be made by Goodyear Tire as they are as hard as a tire. Speaking of Goodyear, the Rem SP10 factory recoil pad has Goodyear Tire stamped on it. At least it is the waffle type pad. Glad you figured something out. Personally, I like the soft pads like Limbsaver as well as the Super Cell Rem pad. The Super Cell pad fits my synthetic stocked 1100 perfect but not come close to fitting my SP10.

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Re: Browning BPS 12ga 3.5mag recoil pad

Postby lostknife4 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:54 am

10gaOkie wrote:Is your 3.5" BPS 12 the large frame or small frame? They take diff size pads. The large frame takes the same pad as the BPS 10. I bought a Limbsaver for my son's BPS 10. it fit like socks on a rooster.

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Chris what is the Limbsaver product number for the BPS10?
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Re: Browning BPS 12ga 3.5mag recoil pad

Postby vpadfsu » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:27 pm

10gaOkie wrote:I know what you mean, I still have a couple of BPS12s and have had several BPS10. The so called recoil pads must be made by Goodyear Tire as they are as hard as a tire. Speaking of Goodyear, the Rem SP10 factory recoil pad has Goodyear Tire stamped on it. At least it is the waffle type pad. Glad you figured something out. Personally, I like the soft pads like Limbsaver as well as the Super Cell Rem pad. The Super Cell pad fits my synthetic stocked 1100 perfect but not come close to fitting my SP10.

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Ya the stock pad from the W 1300 20ga youth has goodyear stamped on the back with waffles in it. So Winchester 1300 20ga youth factory pad with goodyear on back fits my browning 12ga 3.5mag stock.

DONT FIT:
Buying prefit pachmayr Winchester 1300 wood stock pad does not fit because the holes don't line up.

???:
Only two options to try is prefit Winchester 1300 synthetic pad or prefit remington supercell SP10 synthetic pad.

Grind to fit is expensive....i bought my gun from pawn shop cheap so anything more than $20 i rather take a bruise. Someone did suggest waiting for Local gun show that sometimes has gunsmiths that will do it for cheap..but ill just stick to the free pad off my W1300 20ga youth....
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Re: Browning BPS 12ga 3.5mag recoil pad

Postby 10gaOkie » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:04 pm

vpad,
What I did once was...I went to Bass Pro and had the pad in my hand that I wanted to match. I tried all of the pads on the rack to find an exact match. I dont recall what gun I was looking for but I was not able to come up with a match. This might work for you. The quick way to tell if you have the large frame or small frame is looking at the magazine tube. If you cap is flush with the end of the forearm, you have the small frame. On the large frame, the magazine tube extends beyond the end of the forearm which is t he same for the BPS10. That Rem Supercell is a fantastic pad, I couldnt find much it fit except for my synthetic 1100. It didnt even fit a 870 or a SP10.

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Re: Browning BPS 12ga 3.5mag recoil pad

Postby 10gaOkie » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:20 pm

According to the Limbsaver chart, they show the number 10002 for most Stalker model Brownings w/synthetic stocks. They also show the number 10301 to fit the Gold 10 with both wood and synthetic. This 10301 also is lister for the 1300 Win. w/synthetic stocks.
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Re: Browning BPS 12ga 3.5mag recoil pad

Postby lostknife4 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:44 pm

So the limbsaver for a BPS 10 ga wood is the 10301? Lost
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Re: Browning BPS 12ga 3.5mag recoil pad

Postby 10gaOkie » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:29 pm

The wood stocked BPS10 and 12 are the Hunter model. Limbsaver does not list them. The only BPS they list is the youth and womens BPS. If I were serious about obtaining the right prefit Limbsaver for a BPS, I would make a phone call to them. Their list is kind of dicey.

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Re: Browning BPS 12ga 3.5mag recoil pad

Postby lostknife4 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:35 am

10gaOkie wrote:Is your 3.5" BPS 12 the large frame or small frame? They take diff size pads. The large frame takes the same pad as the BPS 10. I bought a Limbsaver for my son's BPS 10. it fit like socks on a rooster.

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Chris you must have meant for your sons post 98 BPS 12 ga, I thought from what you wrote that Limbsaver made a specific model for the early 12ga 3.5 and the 10 ga's. Lost
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Re: Browning BPS 12ga 3.5mag recoil pad

Postby 10gaOkie » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:53 pm

No, it was my son's synthetic stocked BPS10, not a 12ga. The limbsaver pad was slightly oversize and stuck out on the edges.

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Re: Browning BPS 12ga 3.5mag recoil pad

Postby lostknife4 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:07 pm

OK Chris thanks, now I have some backup information so that when I call them I will know what to ask for and also know what doesn't fit . Agreed their catalog is a bit dicey. Lost
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Re: Browning BPS 12ga 3.5mag recoil pad

Postby 10gaOkie » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:36 pm

The wood stocks (hunter model) on the BPS10 and the pre98 3.5 BPS12 are the same. The synthetic stocks (Stalker model) on the BPS10 and the pre98 3.5 BPS12 are the same. Of all the shotguns I have come across, the BPS is in the most need of a decent replacement recoil pad. It looks like Limbsaver would jump on the boat for this gun but they dont make it clear what fits them if any. Kick EZZ is simular to the Limbsaver and another choice to check into. They have a template list with measurements on their website for their pre fit pads.

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Re: Browning BPS 12ga 3.5mag recoil pad

Postby lostknife4 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:41 am

Some people know how to market their products and some don't it seems. Lost
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Re: Browning BPS 12ga 3.5mag recoil pad

Postby lostknife4 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:45 am

Limbsaver have some templates listed but none fit my BPS 10 wood stocks but they do have one that is close in their generic grind to fit yourself listing #10541. I'll just have a bit to grind off both length and width but I have done this a few times befors so it isn't a big deal, it would have been nice if they had a standard one to fit though. Lost
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Re: Browning BPS 12ga 3.5mag recoil pad

Postby waterfowlhunter » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:33 am

lostknife4 wrote:Some people know how to market their products and some don't it seems. Lost


It is all in the demand, If enough people call them and ask for a BPS10 pad they might decide to develop a mold for one. I have found just a few guns that the aftermarket does not make proper fitting pads for but not many. to me it is just easier to pick up a kick-EEZ grind to fit and go that route. All you need is some patience and access to a belt sander. I have the recoil grinding jigs but you can free hand it too. The jig makes it a lot easier to get the toe angle correct but not necessary. you just screw the pad on your stock centered in the screw holes the best you can. Then scribe a line in the pad around the stock. sand it SLOWLY very close to the line then with 400 wet sand it the rest of the way and finish with 600 wet sanding using a 3M rubber block. There is good instruction on their site and the pads work great. They are available in several thicknesses and you can also buy LOP spacers. When I do these with a spacer I bond the spacer to the pad and grind them together as one for an almost seemless fit.
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Re: Browning BPS 12ga 3.5mag recoil pad

Postby vpadfsu » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:14 am

Bottom line just take your pad off the stock measure it

my 2002 bps 12ga 3.5 mag is: 12 cm by 4 cm
4.724 inches by 1.574 inches

Matching up screws is another thing u have to do...

limsaver 10301:
4.795 x 1.61

rem super cell for sp10:
?

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4.70"  x  1.60" kick eez 112

4.62"  x  1.58" kick eez 106
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Re: Browning BPS 12ga 3.5mag recoil pad

Postby 10gaOkie » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:03 am

Rem Supercell does NOT fit the SP10.

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