Monthly Archives: April 2015

  • Scope Mounting Coin Trick

    Scope Height

    Posted on April 28, 2015 by Alan Rhone in Scope Mounting.

    You’ve bought your rifle and scope so now you need to mount it.  You want the scope as close to the barrel as possible but what height rings do you need?  Calculating this is easy, ridiculously easy and can be done with no more than the loose change in your pocket.  How?  Pay attention! Set […]

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  • An enjoyable Saturday

    Posted on April 25, 2015 by Alan Rhone in Shooters.

    This morning I left home early to drive to Riseley, Bedford to visit Krieghoff dealers, Sporting Targets.  It is always a pleasure to visit this extremely well run facility but doubly so today as I had arranged to meet up with reigning World FITASC Champion, Ed Solomons.  Following Ed’s win in 2014, a very special […]

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  • Stock Fit.  Part II.  Length and Pitch

    Posted on April 24, 2015 by Alan Rhone in Shotguns, Stock Fit.

    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 […]

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  • Release Trigger

    Posted on April 22, 2015 by Alan Rhone in Krieghoff K-80, Shooting, Shotguns.

    A release trigger is a trigger that fires when you let it go, not when your pull it.  Sounds obvious but scary.  Why on earth would anyone want such a thing.  The answer is a little more complicated.  Many shooters, especially Trap shooters, suffer from a flinch.  For more information see my earlier post – Flinching. […]

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  • Flinching

    Flinching

    Posted on April 20, 2015 by Alan Rhone in Krieghoff K-80, Shooting, Shotguns.

    For those who do not know, a flinch is something that happens when you try to pull the trigger. It can take two distinct forms. The first is a jerk or snatch that pulls the gun off target at the instant of firing. The second is an inability to pull the trigger and can vary […]

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  • Bruised face

    Posted on April 17, 2015 by Alan Rhone in Shotguns.

    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 […]

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  • New Gun Syndrome

    Posted on April 16, 2015 by Alan Rhone in Shooting.

    Shooters often buy a new gun expecting that it will transform their shooting overnight and are disappointed when it does not.  Shooting a gun is the same as driving a car or anything else we do in our day to day to lives.  We rely on muscle memory.  Put simply, muscle memory is what we […]

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  • Stock Fit. Part I. The Basics

    Posted on April 15, 2015 by Alan Rhone in Shooting, Shotguns, Stock Fit.

    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 […]

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