I bought a Winchester Model 37 20 ga single shot (28" full choke) last fall, probably spent too much, but it is a good gun. It came to me with a Belknap Blue Grass ventilated recoil pad installed.
I have a few of problems with it-- one, whoever did it just unscrewed the buttplate and "fitted" the pad, not a very neat job. two, they didn't cut the stock, so the length of pull is approximately 14 miles. and three, the "pad" makes a brick feel soft.
It seems way to long to me with just a t-shirt on, with any kind of jacket or coat it verges on the ridiculous.
I have been toying with the idea of properly installing a Pachmayr Decelerator, but there is one glaring problem with this idea: I have not missed with this gun since I bought it. Not once. It really like an ounce of sixes.
Main use is squirrels in the yard or varmints. I really haven't shot a lot of stuff with it, but it is at 100%.
Do I fix it knowing I will eventually miss with it anyway? Or keep it like it is until that dreaded miss happens and then fix it? I have spent several years and even more dollars learning the wisdom of the old saying-- "If it works, don't mess with it."
What say you?