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  1. winselect

    winselect TS Member

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    Whats the difference in a skeet stock and a sporting stock? Kevin
     
  2. winselect

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    Well thats what I thought but Im looking at one for sale thats not adjustable so I dont know. Kevin
     
  3. gun fitter

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    Rarely any difference in the stock however it is a way of marketing the same gun to two different groups of shooters.
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  4. Rollin Oswald

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    For hundreds of years, manufacturers have been making guns that they believe prospective buyers will buy. Most recently we see many guns with different grip styles, ported barrels or chokes, and over-bored and/or un-gun (high-ribbed) barrels that have generally gotten longer.

    Over the past 20 or so years there has been a reduction of the drop at the heel dimension accompanied by in increase in the stock's pitch as shooting forms have evolved. Adjustable combs are becoming more popular on guns that are not designed just for trap shooting as shooters are becoming aware of the importance of keeping their eye at an even level with the rib during swings.

    Parallel combs have distinct advantages over upward-sloping, (field) combs but for low-gun disciplines, a slightly different gun mount must be used, which usually results in a more upright head position.

    All these changes deviate from what has come to be known as "traditional" gun designs. Some will continue to become more common as shooters realize the benefits of new styles and features. The popularity of the new stock styles for different shooting disciplines and other offerings or options in the metal-work remain in the control of buyers as has usually been the case.

    The only other things influencing changes in gun design are the changes occurring in shooting forms and to a lesser degree, in the rules applying to low verses pre-mounted guns, which seem to have stabilized.

    All changes in gun design occur slowly because of the cost of manufacturer tooling and the training and merchandising necessary to successfully market guns.

    Rollin
     
  5. gun fitter

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    A recent review of several manufactures dimensions: sporting and skeet stocks showed that most of them were Quite similar.

    Rollin although what you have written is mostly correct how did you answer the question.

    "What's the difference in a skeet stock and a sporting stock? Kevin"
     
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