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adjustable butt pad will it change poi

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by chiefjon, Apr 21, 2007.

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  1. chiefjon

    chiefjon Active Member

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    My understanding is the butt pad is to set the mount of the gun to your shoulder so you mount the gun the same way every time. Your face on the comb acts as the rear "sight" and you change the POI by moving the comb up or down. You might get some change if the gun was set real low or real high on your shoulder pocket, but it isn't the real way to move your POI.

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  2. Rollin Oswald

    Rollin Oswald Active Member

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    Jon is correct. (Those retired police chiefs know what they're talking about.)

    Stock adjusters like you have on the gun are most commonly used to rotate the recoil pad slightly to move the bottom toe of the pad nearer your arm pit for greater mount security and to lower the pad to help compensate for a long neck and avoid having to lean your neck so far forward on the stock.

    Rollin
     
  3. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Some change in the POI will occurr. You will have to run some tests to find out the amount of change in POI. HMB
     
  4. FLAKETM

    FLAKETM TS Member

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    We need Rollin to get it on this.
     
  5. shotgun 1

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    The relationship of the eye and the rib,combined with barrel regulation, determine the point of impact. The only difference the butt plate would make is if changing its location on the shoulder would change the rotation of the gun under recoil, which starts with primer ignition. The amount of possible change would be limited to the time the shot was in the barrel, which isn't long, hence there are other more significant things to worry about, like whether 7 1/2's or 8's work are best.
    Dave
     
  6. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    You will never know until you shoot it. HMB
     
  7. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    You do need to shoot the gun to tell if the adjustable pad affects the POI. The adjustable pas is designed to allow a more natural/comfortable and consistent mount. If it does change the relative position of your eye to the front sight, it will change the POI as Irfner described above.

    Pat Ireland
     
  8. ol 12 shooter

    ol 12 shooter TS Member

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    Like said above, it keeps the head/stock relationship the same when adjusted correctly. If you have any POI change it's because of your head and not the gun.

    ol 12
     
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