Blaser R8 Kilombero Kickstop

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Hi guys, looking for some advice once again please.

Does anyone have a picture to share with me, so I know how to remove the Kickstop from the R8 Kilombero stock?

The stock has the hard, red recoil pad, but I cannot for the life of me, find the slots to insert a screwdriver or allenkey to remove it? I've looked very carefully, but have no idea where the "entrance hole/s" is... And have searched the internet and cannot find any info either... LOL

Thanks a ton!!!
 
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The slots for your Allen key, Torx key or Phillips head screwdriver are tiny and run top to bottom in the middle of your pad.

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My wife has a wood Intuition stock and had Phillips head, mine was synthetic and has metric Allen key (I believe 6mm but not positive). Use a little gun oil on the shaft of the tool to keep it from binding against the pad.

Kickstop comes out with a metric socket (17mm possibly?) on a long extension and this will also remove the stock from the receiver. You will need to find a proper metric threaded nut to thread in place of the kickstop if you intend on not reinstalling it.
 
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Lots of other members here with the Blaser R8 platform to help you out. I believe @TOBY458 did this procedure on his Jaeger stock before selling it. He could be of some assistance with what tools he used.
 

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Thanks BeeMaa, I found that picture you show, but mine has the hard red rubber recoil pad, and you cannot "pinch" it with your fingers to find the cut slots.

EDIT: Just found it had 2 red rubber 1/2" round "plugs" that go into the recoil pad, and pulled them out to find the screws. Thanks!!!

Now, unscrewing the kickstop, I find I cannot permanently remove the kickstop, as the kickstop screws into the bolt that holds the rear stock to the receiver.

Anyone know how to overcome this? I guess the only way would be for a much longer replacement screw/bolt...? Weird setup inside this Kilombero's rear stock with the kickstop setup....
 

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The female threads on the kickstop should only be about 1/2" - 3/8" deep. Go to the hardware store with the kickstop to figure out what thread it is and buy a corresponding nut and washer to thread in its place. I'm certain it will be metric.
 

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I had the same issue. I removed the kick stop from my Kilombero and realized I need a nut to replace the kick stop. I sent an e-mail to Blaser and they sent me the necessary nut in a couple days. I believe it was Andre that took care of it for me.
 
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I had the same issue. I removed the kick stop from my Kilombero and realized I need a nut to replace the kick stop. I sent an e-mail to Blaser and they sent me the necessary nut in a couple days. I believe it was Andre that took care of it for me.
Thanks for that!! I have just emailed Blaser!!! Fingers crossed.
 

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Lowes or Home Depot will have the nut and washer needed. I don't recall the size, but I just took the kickstop with me and found a bolt that fit the hole in it. Then I just found a nut of the same size and a washer to go with it. Pretty sure it was a metric size.
 

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Hi guys, looking for some advice once again please.

Does anyone have a picture to share with me, so I know how to remove the Kickstop from the R8 Kilombero stock?

The stock has the hard, red recoil pad, but I cannot for the life of me, find the slots to insert a screwdriver or allenkey to remove it? I've looked very carefully, but have no idea where the "entrance hole/s" is... And have searched the internet and cannot find any info either... LOL

Thanks a ton!!!
Curious, why remove it? I find the rifles balance very well with the kick stop.
 

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Curious, why remove it? I find the rifles balance very well with the kick stop.
I might not permanently remove it - just want to see what a little less heavy rifle feels like - especially with the semi weight smaller caliber barrels.
 

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Thanks for your advice jdemocko
I contacted Andre at Blaser yesterday, and he gave me the part number for the Stock Nut - C5900008. Cost $5.50 from the local Blaser dealer, and I picked it up today.

This is what it looks like - better than a hardware store nut, as this one can be tightened with a large flat-head screwdriver, just like the kickstop. So I'm a happy man!!!

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You are welcome. Now find a long ass flathead screwdriver.
 
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We await your report on how the rifle feels without the kick stop. I’m also very curious to hear your assessment of the change in recoil.
 

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We await your report on how the rifle feels without the kick stop. I’m also very curious to hear your assessment of the change in recoil.
Sure thing - will be a week or two before I get out to shoot it though.
 

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