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Adjustiable Combs

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Birch1007, Jan 23, 2012.

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  1. Birch1007

    Birch1007 Active Member

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    Newbie here with a dumb question. On a trap gun with a adjustiable comb, how do you get it adjusted to the proper hight. How do you know you have it set to the correct hight?
     
  2. vpr80

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    What gun are you shooting?

    Generally, you set it for the height that makes the beads (front and mid) into a nice figure-8. After that you can adjust to your liking, but that is the base setting. If you have an adj rib, then you set the rib to your POI preference then set the comb to get the figure-8 again.

    Left-right, well just set it so that you are looking perfectly down the center of the rib.
     
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    That's the way I do it. Mike.
     
  4. Birch1007

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    I'm shooting a BT-99. It was orginally my dad's, he bought it in the 70's I think and he had the adjustable comb installed on the stock.
     
  5. vpr80

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    Set the comb so the beads are a figure-8 and shoot it. Also pattern the gun to know exactly where it is shooting.
     
  6. hmb

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    Inorder to get the right height you have to shoot the gun. Shoot straight aways from station #3. If that is not available go to the skeet field and shoot low 7s. Adjust the height of the comb so you get center hits on the bird. HMB
     
  7. BDodd

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    I like hmp's remarks. First, I consider the left/right setting to be adjusted to where it squares with the beads on the barrel; adjust left or right till the beads are lined up when comfortably mounting the gun. Then shoot straightaway birds with a buddy confirming whether you are low or high on your hits. Hitting birds at the top or missing above? then lower the comb a bit. Hitting birds low or missing below? then raise the comb a bit. Keep it up until your hits are as centered as possible with your skills. You may make adjustments as your skills improve.......breakemall
     
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    The last two posts have the best method. The end goal is hitting a moving target so why not sight you gun in on actual moving targets. Sighting the gun like a rifle and shooting at a stationary plate tells you very little about where the shot will go when you shoot at a moving target.
     
  9. late bloomer

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    Use Neil Winston's method and see where your point of impact (POI) is and then make a determination of whether you need to raise or lower your comb when you are shooting at moving targets. This will be different for each individual. Some of the big dogs have a very high POI. This does not mean that you should do the same.

    Terry Sandlin
     
  10. bonzai272

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    I recently put a Jack West stock on my 870 and am thinking my comb is too high. I have a noticable space between my beads. Should I remove some spacers until I get a figure 8, then try it from there and adjust accordingly?
     
  11. timb99

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    Don't get hung up on seeing a figure 8. Too many people think that is important. If you like a high point of impact (and you have a fixed rib) it is likely you will see a lot of rib between the beads.

    Bottom line, move the comb until you shoot the gun straight (left-right) then move the comb up to get a higher point of impact, and lower to get a lower point of impact.

    And don't look at the beads.
     
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