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Cast on stocks

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by hmb, Aug 5, 2009.

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  1. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    There are left hand stocks, there are right hand stocks, and there are neutral stocks. An adjustable comb can be installed on any of the above. The adjustable comb allows for fine tuning the comb height and cast on or cast off until you get it right. HMB
     
  2. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR Active Member

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    This is why OFF-SET is way better then Cast off .
     
  3. gunner x

    gunner x TS Member

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    ALF 99 is correct.

    Offset Trumps Cast off and Cast on. Cast on is for Left handers. Cast off relates to Right handers.

    Gunnerx
     
  4. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR Active Member

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    Saying Off-Set is another version of Cast Off is like saying water is just like snow .

    With Cast-Off head position is critical as Cast-Off is less in front and more in back . Off-set is the same from the grip to the pad so put your head anyplace on the comb and you see the same bead .

    Most Adjustable comb,s don,t twist far enough to get a parallel comb if you need alot of cast-off . I don,t think you will ever see cast-off on a newer custom stock .

    ALF
     
  5. Rollin Oswald

    Rollin Oswald Active Member

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    Thanks for the referral and the review, sarge/Fred. I appreciate it.

    ALF-99,

    Reread what SC3-Brice wrote. He understands cast.

    The goal when adjusting or choosing stock dimensions is to allow the shooter to shoot using an upright head and neck posture. The head and heck is not tilted (or turned, ideally). It is upright, in a natural position.

    Three types of cast are being discussed above. One is cast at the face (comb) another, cast at the heel and the third, cast at the toe (lower end of the recoil pad).

    As was mentioned, the need for cast at the heel is affected by shoulder width. It is also affected by the stance used by the shooter and as was mentioned, by the position of the eyes relative to the width of the face. Shooting facing targets more directly requires greater cast than shooting using an oblique stance like a rifle shooter with shoulders more aligned in in the direction that shots are fired.

    Using considerable cast at the toe helps the pad conform to the shoulder pocket (and can help compensate for a stock that has inadequate pitch).

    Wenig's New American is an offset stock design. It is a good design and offers an offset comb (cast at the comb) along with cast at the heel and toe. All casts are minimal, however. but some is often better than nothing. These stocks do not offer the cast needed for many shooters but they are a step in the right direction for many.

    The stocks with the most cast are those designed for shooters with a cross dominant eye who do not want to change their gun mount shoulder. These stocks are actually shaped like a dog-leg. A right-handed shooter can mount the gun on the right shoulder and shoot keeping both eyes open with a dominant left eye.

    Such a stock designed for a right-handed shooter has the stock's wrist directly behind the receiver. It then angles to the right a short distance and turns a corner to continue back parallel with the bore, to the butt.

    Again, read the posts written by SC3-Brice and follow sarge's/Fred's recommendation (tongue in cheek).

    Rollin
     
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