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So, I'm picking up an old stock from Numrich (freaking wallet raiders.) To fit to my riot gun kindness because I don't want to chop the original, and because I have an old fore-end.

First- does anyone know if mossberg changed the mounting between the old 500's and the new 500's?
Second- what's the best way to reduce LOP? I'm guessing that a chopsaw isn't it.
I might still have a table saw laying around though...
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    Re: Stock fitting and length of pull modification on a mossberg 500
    « Reply #1 on: May 12, 2016, 09:27:25 PM »
    If it's a wood stock, cutting it is the only way.
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    Re: Stock fitting and length of pull modification on a mossberg 500
    « Reply #2 on: May 13, 2016, 01:00:41 AM »
    So, I'm picking up an old stock from Numrich (freaking wallet raiders.) To fit to my riot gun kindness because I don't want to chop the original, and because I have an old fore-end.

    First- does anyone know if mossberg changed the mounting between the old 500's and the new 500's?
    Second- what's the best way to reduce LOP? I'm guessing that a chopsaw isn't it.
    I might still have a table saw laying around though...

    No clue if the LOP changed on mossberg shotties.  I would take off the one you are saving, assuming you like its LOP, and lay it on the new one to see how different they are before you decide to chop it.  If you decide to chop the new one, remove both butt pads and trace the new length on to the Numrich one.  This will give you a better idea of what saw is best for the cut.  I used a jigsaw when I attempted to shorten a 10/22 stock, but a bandsaw would have been a better choice.  I would be careful about keeping all angles the same, angle of the butt especially, unless you are a very experienced shottgunner as I would assume that it could change how the shotty comes to your shoulder. 
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    Re: Stock fitting and length of pull modification on a mossberg 500
    « Reply #3 on: May 13, 2016, 03:06:15 PM »
    LOP stayed the same, but the new stocks are about 1" to 7/8th shorter than the old ones to make up for the thickness of the recoil pad.
    I'm shortening my stock to probably 12 1/2 - 13 inches LOP to make it easier to get behind the gun and control recoil.
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    Re: Stock fitting and length of pull modification on a mossberg 500
    « Reply #4 on: May 13, 2016, 09:31:43 PM »
    Mossberg did not change the mounting from the frame to the stock in the 500 series, Be aware of you stock bolt length when cutting the stock that short, If you are cutting the stock wrap a piece of painters tape around the stock at the point where you are going to cut it, and make the cut very slowly to protect the edges.
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    Re: Stock fitting and length of pull modification on a mossberg 500
    « Reply #5 on: May 14, 2016, 03:36:14 PM »
    Mossberg did not change the mounting from the frame to the stock in the 500 series, Be aware of you stock bolt length when cutting the stock that short, If you are cutting the stock wrap a piece of painters tape around the stock at the point where you are going to cut it, and make the cut very slowly to protect the edges.
    thanks! that's what I wanted to know!
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