Shortening "Dura-Touch" Armor Stock?
I purchased a Winchester Mod. 70 in .223 WSSM for my wife. This is the full stainless model, and has a synthetic stock covered with a soft, pleasent feeling Dura-Touch armor, with camoflage. My wife is a small lady, about 4 feet 11 inches tall, and her length of pull is 12.5 inches to 12.75 inches. The length of pull on this rifle measured from the center of the rubber butt to center of the trigger is 13.25 inches. I need the shorten the stock by 3/4 inch to make it perfect for her.
My question: by what method can I accomplish this? I know nothing about this Dura-Touch, or how thick it is.
I have access to a shop for shaping the butt pad, but the only serious cutting instrument is a giant table saw. I thought of asking the shop foreman if he would install a brand new carbide tipped blade, and then have him (he is MUCH more skilled than myself), carefully trim the stock.
I am worried about the camoflage covering and this squishy rubber type armor.
Any experienced opinions appreciated.
I should add: I am in a remote area with no gunsmiths. This is a birthday present, and I am trying to finish everything before my wife comes home from a short trip.
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