The full story: I have an old Savage 67F pump 12. It shot well and I was usually able to hit where I was pointing it. BUT it had the original hard plastic butt-plate (ouch). So I spent the $$ and got a Pachmyar decelerator. measured 5 times, eyed it up 5 more times and cut the stock and got the new pad in place and straight. I noticed that the original plate actually was not on straight, and it had signs it was a home-brew job so I figured I fixed an old mistake. OK. So go out to pattern the gun today and it is consistently shooting left, 3 different loads. It shoots about 8-10 inches left at 20 yards now. Is straightening out the angle of the butt pad what caused this? I wouldn't think a soft pad would effect the POI or would it? I have the cut off piece from the stock and could duplicate the old angle if that would fix it; but before I start hacking and hewing again I thought I'd ask.