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Custom Made Stocks?????

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by peculator, Mar 25, 2013.

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  1. peculator

    peculator Member

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    Other than being works of art do custom made stocks REALLY help improve your game.
    Thanks Guys
     
  2. Shawn

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    A stock that fits whether it is custom or not is a wonderful thing.

    Shawn
     
  3. JT 27

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    I have shot registered trap for 46 yr.s. I shoot from the left and spent a lot of money having adjustable this and that added to factory wood trying to get a good fit. I finally had a stock fitted. This did not add a penny to the value of the gun. What it did do was, almost eliminate recoil, improved all three events and I attained and spent 20 years on the 27. I could not afford to go to great wood but I did get what I was looking for.
     
  4. Stl Flyn

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    Jt,

    Good point! Every custom fit stock, does not have to be a $1500 piece of wood. Although, it sure is pretty, and adds to the experience.
     
  5. GrandpasArms

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    The KEY seems to be GOOD FIT. There is scant argument with that. The problem arises when a shooter goes to FIND someone/someplace to actually do the fitting. There aren't a lot of professional, experience, successful fitters out there - at least nearby. Sure, there are plenty of great shooters who can step in and lend a hand, but how many are there who actually make part of their living fitting competition shotguns?
     
  6. AveragEd

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    I had a KX-5 on which I had a Garcoil LOP unit installed before I ever shot it so I could tailor the LOP. Three years later, I had Wenig's make me a custom-fitted stock. The gun shot softer with the custom-fitted stock without any recoil reduction hardware.

    Ed
     
  7. Dave P

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    I have a Win. mod. 12 with a custom made Anton style stock that fits me wonderfully. I have bought several Brownings with adj. combs but nothing has ever fit me like the stock on the old model 12. Consequently I have been considering having a similar stock made for me on a couple of guns. I know Anton is no longer with us but doesn't he have a s.i.l or some other relative that has taken over the business I believe in Iowa? Any info. would be appreciated.
     
  8. Taxidermy

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    I started making stocks because nothing fit, I am a left hand shooter. No stock will do the work for you, it just make the work easyer. Mental is still a major factor, in good scores IMO thanks Ronnie
     
  9. Trapmanjohn

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    Hey Dave P ,

    Mr. Hilmer in Hudson, IA took over the Anton Stock business. Yes, he is the Son-in-Law. He does beautiful work. I hope this helps you.

    Hit 'em hard,

    John
     
  10. Dave P

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    Thanks John. Do you know what his business name is?
     
  11. MOP

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    Hillmer Custom Gunstocks. He has a website.
     
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