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Correct LOP

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by JackC, Sep 10, 2009.

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  1. JackC

    JackC TS Member

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    Is there a fool proof way to determine correct LOP on a Trap Gun.
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    Jack Cartier
     
  2. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Wht is not fool proof about measuring from the trigger blade to the back of the pad? We all do it that way
     
  3. JackC

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    I guess I didn't make that clear what is correct LOP for an individual
     
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    The critical dimension in judging the correct LOP for an individual is that there should be about one inch to an inch-and-a-quarter of space between the thumb and nose when the gun is mounted, cheeked and ready to fire.
     
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    What about adjusting the comb, is there a proper method to go about adjusting that or is it just trial and error?
     
  6. Rollin Oswald

    Rollin Oswald Active Member

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    Jack,

    Although a separation of thumb and nose is the best way to judge the "correct" LOP, a number of things affect that separation. They include the height of the gun mount, the horizontal position of the butt on the shoulder, how directly targets are faced when they are shot (the stance that is used), the pitch on the stock and the length of the shooter's neck.

    The goal is to have stock dimensions that provide the desired nose/thumb separation while shooting with a natural, upright shooting posture.

    Rollin
     
  7. JackC

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    Thanks for the replies
    Sounds like I need a gunfitter are there any in Florida near Tampa Bay
     
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