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 Post subject: Adding weight to citori
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:50 am 
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I'm wondering what people have done to add weight to a citori? I have a 30" 12ga. CXS white, and was thinking of experimenting with added stock weight. The two purposes being to move the balance back slightly and for recoil reduction. thanks in advance




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 Post subject: Re: Adding weight to citori
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:30 am 
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The stock Inflex recoil pad is pretty light, you could replace it with a KickEez instead those are typically several ounces heavier and work well to reduce recoil.


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 Post subject: Re: Adding weight to citori
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:18 am 
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I used piece of Half inch Pex tubing filled with lead shot, Pex fits snug in factory hole add or subtract length and shot as needed to fit factory drilled hole, works perfect to balance my Citori 725 O/U 12ga 32" HR adj comb

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 Post subject: Re: Adding weight to citori
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:45 am 
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rbdjr wrote:
I used piece of Half inch Pex tubing filled with lead shot, Pex fits snug in factor hole add or subtract length and shot as needed to fit factory drilled hole, works perfect to balance my Citori 725 O/U 12ga 32" HR adj comb


Great idea, thanks for sharing.


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 Post subject: Re: Adding weight to citori
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:43 pm 
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I used a 7/8" diameter bolt. Cut the head and threads off, tapped one end 1/4-20. Added 13 oz. for less than $3.


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 Post subject: Re: Adding weight to citori
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:37 pm 
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Round cast lead rods are probably your best bet for adding weight to a round hole at a reasonable cost. Lead is about 50% heavier per unit volume than steel. It is soft and easily shaped, and it's rather cheap. Buy whatever diameter you need, or buy several different diameters in case you have several different guns that you want to add weight to. Simple and easy to cut to the length you want. Puts a lot of weight into a small diameter hole. Not messy like using lead shot.

https://www.rotometals.com/lead-cast-ro ... -per-foot/

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 Post subject: Re: Adding weight to citori
PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:42 pm 
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I put a 4" length of 3/4" diameter tungsten rod: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Castlebar-3-4- ... 2749.l2649 in my 32" Citori CX. Ahead of the rod I placed a 7/8" piece of wooden dowel cut to length to fill the space in front of the tungsten rod. I wrapped electrical tape around the ends of the tungsten rod to make a snug fit in the hole in the stock. I put a piece of foam rubber over the end of the rod that fits against the recoil pad.

This added weight puts the balance point very close to the hinge as opposed to 1.5"+ inches in front of the hinge without the weight. With a 30" barrel a 3" rod would probably get you close.

Tungsten is significantly more dense than lead and requires less material for the same weight. I tried using lead shot initially, but didn't like the result. In my case, the lead shot worked its way through the bag I put it in in the stock.

I'm really happy with the end result. Feels like a totally different gun in terms of swing. Recoil was very manageable before the added weight, but now it is barely noticeable even with the heavier loads. I highly recommend this upgrade.


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 Post subject: Re: Adding weight to citori
PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:45 am 
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Ernest T wrote:
I put a 4" length of 3/4" diameter tungsten rod: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Castlebar-3-4- ... 2749.l2649 in my 32" Citori CX. Ahead of the rod I placed a 7/8" piece of wooden dowel cut to length to fill the space in front of the tungsten rod. I wrapped electrical tape around the ends of the tungsten rod to make a snug fit in the hole in the stock. I put a piece of foam rubber over the end of the rod that fits against the recoil pad.

This added weight puts the balance point very close to the hinge as opposed to 1.5"+ inches in front of the hinge without the weight. With a 30" barrel a 3" rod would probably get you close.

Tungsten is significantly more dense than lead and requires less material for the same weight. I tried using lead shot initially, but didn't like the result. In my case, the lead shot worked its way through the bag I put it in in the stock.

I'm really happy with the end result. Feels like a totally different gun in terms of swing. Recoil was very manageable before the added weight, but now it is barely noticeable even with the heavier loads. I highly recommend this upgrade.


I like the idea of the Tungsten, its heavier than lead for sure, only down fall is the $$$, lead shot much cheaper.
But if you need more weight in a small area TUNGSTEN is the way to go with some electrical tape.

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 Post subject: Re: Adding weight to citori
PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:46 am 
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Lead expands as it oxidizes. A tight-fitting lead weight plug can actually crack or split a stock over time. At least that's what I've been told, and have seen at least one stock that I believe confirms this.

The safest and easiest approach is to buy a mercury-filled recoil reducer. They're not that expensive, are available in different weights and may not even require widening the stock bolt hole. Once you button the stock back up with the recoil pad, no one will know it's in there.

https://www.brownells.com/shooting-accessories/recoil-parts/recoil-reducers/standard-stock-5-a-recoil-suppressor-sku163000004-85602-10911.aspx


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 Post subject: Re: Adding weight to citori
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:00 pm 
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I have used fishing sinkers wrapped in bubble wrap successfully. Makes it easy to adjust the weight by adding or removing sinkers

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 Post subject: Re: Adding weight to citori
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:23 pm 
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cfoster wrote:
I have used fishing sinkers wrapped in bubble wrap successfully. Makes it easy to adjust the weight by adding or removing sinkers


Same here, put mine in sandwich bags.

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 Post subject: Re: Adding weight to citori
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:32 pm 
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I put pennies into a roll of 10 w packing tape. Then I used white PVC pipe to hold the pennies. Use 2-3 rubber washers to protect the screw head. Slide the PVC into the stock. Fits perfectly.




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