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Are High Ribs Here To Stay?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by mflora, Feb 10, 2010.

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  1. mflora

    mflora Member

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    Horrible weather so thinking about guns. I understand the advantage of head up shooting, as well as rising trap targets. However lately all of the premium gun manufacturers are coming out w/ skeet and sporting high ribs as well. A move just to sell new guns or is it here to stay? I know that they get given guns, but are any of the top skeet/sporting shooters using the new high ribs? With so many low targets, do you expect bunker shooters to try high ribs. Live birds maybe. Thoughts?
    Mark
     
  2. short shucker

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    Have you ever seen a Perazzi MX-2008? This is the new generation bunker gun.

    <a href="http://s299.photobucket.com/albums/mm301/ecshooter/?action=view&current=mx2008.jpg" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    I think they are here to stay. Just the next in line of sucessions to make clay target shooting easier. I don't think they'll replace the low rib for hunting guns.

    ss
     
  3. SeldomShoots

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    Wow, you could throw a cat through that thing!

    John E.
     
  4. daddiooo

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    You can shoot that anywhere but in a crosswind.
     
  5. racer

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    No- just a fad..........Dan
     
  6. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    Nose bleed with that rib.
     
  7. Ahab

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    Once everyone has a high rib gun....then they will be back to low ribs or side ribs! Maybe even radar controlled aiming devices for shotguns?
     
  8. short shucker

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    Y'all can't believe how well balanced and natural pointing one of these is. I was amazed! I don't think there is but a handful of these in the US. I got to shoot one here about 6 months ago.

    ss
     
  9. ljutic73

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    I suppose they are. I've never shot a gun with one so I don't know what advantage there is or not.
     
  10. PerazziBigBore

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    The MX2005 and MX2008 were designed for Olympic doubles.. While at Kerrville.. I saw a few young shooters shooting a 29.5" 1.51/1.53 KG MX2005.. It really moved..but was built by the factory for the International shooter.. For most American shooters they come thru in the 1.70kg range.. As the targets get faster..a lighter.. more responsive gun is the KING.. Depending on your shooting style.. there is a vast learning curve..

    IF you go to the high rib.. it should be all you shoot..as I found.. with me anyway.. it screwed up everything else.. I still like the older MX-8 step rib..
     
  11. Barry C. Roach

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    Just like razor blades. Once we had one sharp blade on a side - now we have five. Gotta keep the interest up. Marketing 101.
     
  12. mx2005

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    Well I had an MX 2005 unsingle and if you have ANY trouble at all with canting the gun kiss the target good bye to me the distance between the rib and the barrel is to great I was told that by a two very great shooters and it never sunk in, they are alot heavier some like that some don't my 2005 was front heavy that I didn't like. I am very pleased to be shooting a Devault Infinity now and Denny doesn't have the highest rib on the gun I have that he makes for me I shoot it better then the 2005 the gun fit makes it so comfortable to shoot and this gun swings so smooth like I said before the only thing that's missing is the O/U barrels one day Infinity shooters may get there wish. Pat.k.
     
  13. Guy

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    You can count on one hand the number of big dogs shooting high ribs. It's just another marketing ploy for shooters that think they can "buy" targets. Let it go.
     
  14. grnberetcj

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    Gimmick!

    Curt
     
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    You better not buy one if you're a "barrel shooter"
     
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    You better have a lot of fingers on that hand.

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  17. Leo

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    I am long necked and my old guns had low ribs and low combs. I would use a pad adjuster to drop the toe down to put more pad in my shoulder while keeping my neck from getting cramped up. Now I have a higher rib gun with a pretty high comb and do not use a pad adjuster. It was just two different ways to solve the same fitting issue. I still get beat pretty soundly by an old timer at our club that shoots Model 3200 Remingtons with out stock or rib mods. I have a crisp $20 in my pocket that says if the ATA outlaws high ribs and high combs, the winners circles will have the same names in them as we have now.
     
  18. puablo

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    Looks like it to me!
     
  19. rick979

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    Just one more thing to get dinged in the gun rack
     
  20. trapshootin hippie

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    Dang puablo, where'd you get my pic?
     
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