Category: Stock Fit

A guide on obtaining a correct stock fit and explanation of the various factors that influence the correct gun fit

Stock Fit. Part IV. Comb Height

Comb height is the one dimensions that seems to worry shooters more than any other and yet it is the easiest to get right.  Before you can successfully shoot with a shotgun you must first be able to see your target and you cannot do that if your comb is too low.  Your comb height Read More…

Stock Fit.  Part III.  Cast-on, Cast-off.

Cast is the horizontal offset of a stock that allows your eye to line up with the rib.  Viewed from above, barrels forward, stock bent to the right we call “cast-off”, and to the left “cast-on”.  Cast-off or right hand cast is normally for right handed shots whilst cast-on or left cast is for lefties.  This Read More…

Stock Fit.  Part II.  Length and Pitch

The right stock fit is a length that allows you to mount the gun consistently and easily. If you have to stretch to get the gun in the shoulder it is too long. If you bump your nose with the heel of your thumb it is too short. There is no need to make it Read More…

Bruised face

Probably the most common symptom of recoil is a bruise or graze to the face and yet this is one problem that can be completely eliminated by a correct gun mount technique.  Rarely is the cause the gun or cartridge unless the load is heavy and the gun light, even then, correct technique will overcome Read More…

Stock Fit. Part I. The Basics

The single most important part of stock fit is the shooter.  If you cannot mount a gun consistently in the same place, time after time, no one on earth can make a stock to fit you.  I cannot count the number of times I have been asked to look at a stock fit only to Read More…

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