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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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Stock Fit. Part III. Cast-on, Cast-off.
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 […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
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. […]Continue Reading... 5 Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Flinching
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Bruised face
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on New Gun Syndrome
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 […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.