I went and shot my new shotgun today and i discovered a problem. By the way, it is a Stoeger 2000. Anyway, the problem is that when i shoulder the gun to shoot in the way that feels natural to me i am above the site plane. Instead of looking down the vent and lining up with the bead i feel like i am above it. When i position my face so that i am properly looking down the rib it is uncomfortable and the recoil really slaps me on the cheek. I talked to a gunsmith about altering my stock and he told me that we could fix the problem with a different recoil pad that takes some of the lenght out of the toe (these are his words) of the pad. He also said this would be done with a recoil reducing pad. My question is if this is possible or is he blowing smoke up my butt? Also, is it common for someone to have to have these kind of adjustments made? I would appreciate any help. Thanks in advance!