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cross-over stock

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by unsingle 101, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. unsingle 101

    unsingle 101 TS Member

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    I have an old shooting buddy that's been out of the game for a while because of loss of vision in his right eye. he shoots off his right shoulder. his left eye is fine. he has a pacemaker on his left side. so just switching shoulders is not an option. what do you think the best way to go to get him back in the game. would it be a crossover stock, or is there something else on the market. we are in Canada. thank-you to anyone who has any suggestions......tom.
     
  2. puablo

    puablo Well-Known Member

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    Chris Vendel could do it with no problem. His company is CVR. He is an expert at gun stock making and finishing.
     
  3. Beretta687EELL

    Beretta687EELL Well-Known Member

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    Tom, There is a fellow that shoots at Hamilton that has a crossover stock. There is also the Carey "Side Sighter". Bill Malcolm
     
  4. Jon Reitz

    Jon Reitz Well-Known Member

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    Like Jeff said above, Chris has done them. He did one about two years ago for John Kaysa. The thing is beautiful...

    JR
     
  5. GW22

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    I'm not sure who built this but I've seen a couple others like it:


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    -Gary
     
  6. RobertT

    RobertT Well-Known Member

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    I shoot with a gentleman that uses the Carey "side sighter," he does very well with it. Incidentally he is a paraplegic and shoots in a wheel chair. My understanding is that cross over stocks are very punishing recoil wise.

    Robert
     
  7. Rollin Oswald

    Rollin Oswald Active Member

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    A true crossover stock has a cast of sorts that equals the distance between the eyes. For that reason, excessive recoil to the side of the face is possible when shooting with a naturally erect head posture. The offset of the stock is affected by the distance between the eyes and the plumpness of the cheeks.

    Rollin
     
  8. eightbore

    eightbore Well-Known Member

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    My crossover stocks, (seven of them) are not punishing, the offset does not seem to result in face slap. I also use the Carey Side Sighter and find it to be very easy to get used to. After a year of shooting NSSA skeet lefthanded, I ran my first 100 straight since losing my right eye acuity with the Carey device early the next year.
     
  9. Jon Reitz

    Jon Reitz Well-Known Member

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    Here are some pictures of the crossover stock Chris did a couple years ago.


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  10. Bernie K

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    I remember that stock, you didn't want it checkerd. How is it working out for you?
     
  11. Jon Reitz

    Jon Reitz Well-Known Member

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    Barney,

    The stock belonged to John Kaysa and as far as I know he still uses it.

    JR
     
  12. eightbore

    eightbore Well-Known Member

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    Does this Chris Vendel fellow have a website?
     
  13. Jon Reitz

    Jon Reitz Well-Known Member

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    eightbore,

    http://crvcustomarms.webs.com/
     
  14. eightbore

    eightbore Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.
     
  15. targetchip

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    Claybuster101 said:

    "I have an old shooting buddy that's been out of the game for a while because of loss of vision in his right eye"

    Indeed, a crossover stock is the answer,if switching sides is hard, but don't forget that the wick eye still be the dominate eye!!

    In conjunction with the crossover stock your friend must block his now "off eye" and the best is the XDS b/c preserve the remaining vision on the "off eye" to see the target with both eyes.

    If the lost of vision in the dominate eye is total then forget about it
     
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