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Added weight to stock now getting recoil in face?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by perazziboy1, Aug 27, 2011.

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  1. perazziboy1

    perazziboy1 TS Member

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    I added 12oz to my stock with a brass tube filled with lead. Gun is a pleasure to shoot, except for the recoil i am taking in the face now. I was hoping that the weight would get rid of the face recoil but it seems to have made it worse. Any sugestions? thanks Steve
     
  2. mike campbell

    mike campbell Active Member

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    Where did you put the 12 ounces? If it's all in the butt, you've made a tremendous shift in balance, no? if the gun is now very muzzle light it's more likely to pivot up under recoil. If so, it should also have changed your timing dramatically, making the muzzle seem much quicker to the target. If the goal was to make it heavier to absorb recoil you should split the weight more or less evenly front and back to maintain some semblance of the original balance and handling.
     
  3. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Steve, you have a gun fit problem, not a weight problem. Make the comb paralell to the rib and check the pitch too! My P gun weighs 11#-5 ounces and I shoot it very well! My hunting gun is balanced for carrying but my trap gun is set up to alleviate pounding recoil!!

    Hap
     
  4. rhett1977

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    Sounds like a pitch problem. See a stockfitter
     
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    luvtrapguns Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for pitch. Marc
     
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    Back out the top screw of your recoil pad. Put 2 quarters (taped together)between the stock and pad at the very top of the wood. Retighten the screw and shoot your normal loads. If comb slap has stopped, you need a tapered spacer between the stock & pad.

    ART H.
     
  7. perazziboy1

    perazziboy1 TS Member

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    Thanks for all the good ideas. Im going to try a pitch spacer tomorrow and will report back if it helped or not. Steve
     
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    Yes you need a pitch spacer. 1/4" should do it but if you go more then that go 1/8" at a time. John
     
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    If you have an adjustable comb you could try raising the rear and lowering the front 1/16" or so at a time.

    Ron
     
  10. joe kuhn

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    Same thing happened to me. Pitch spacer fixed it.
     
  11. Psycho

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    Add weight to barrel to get balance back to what it felt like befor adding weight to stock.
     
  12. Fritzboy

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    More pitch,period!!
     
  13. mike campbell

    mike campbell Active Member

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    More pitch, PERIOD? You can't change the pitch significantly enough to affect face slap without having to adjust the comb height as well. At least, not if you expect to hit targets with the same regularity.
     
  14. perazziboy1

    perazziboy1 TS Member

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    Added a pitch spacer and that helped, but i had to also raise the rear of the comb 1/16" to get rid of the face recoil. thanks for all the help Steve
     
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