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Do I need an adjustable butt plate?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by SelectEnergyJim, Sep 10, 2007.

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  1. SelectEnergyJim

    SelectEnergyJim TS Member

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    My comb is set where I like the bead alignment, but because I have a long neck I still have to bend to the stock quite a bit. Would an adjustable butt plate help this. If so, which one? Is the Jones product a good one?
    Thank you,
    Jim
     
  2. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    I personally like the adj. buttplate made by Country Gentleman. Many folks can benefit from this add on.
     
  3. Capt. Morgan

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    The Jones adjuster is a good product, in my opinion. I suggest that the anti-slip material definitely be used in the installation and that steel thread inserts be installed in the stock for the mounting screws (which should be upgraded to counter-sunk Allen drive machine screws).
     
  4. Ruck

    Ruck Well-Known Member

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    Most of the stocksmiths have their own that adjust thru the pad and are of a more robust design than the Jones. See what your favorite stock person has to offer.......

    Ken Rucker...Speedbump Stockworks
     
  5. bigclown

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    Don't waste your money and devalue your gun. Best Regards, Ed
     
  6. gunner x

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    Jim, Check out Greg Hissem Stockworks. Quality adjustable butt plates.
    And yes, it may make all the difference in proper gun fit. I would not hesitate
    to have one installed by Greg. www.greghissemstockworks.com

    Gunnerx
     
  7. Rollin Oswald

    Rollin Oswald Active Member

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    Jim:

    If you are mounting your gun with the heel even with the top of your shoulder then yes, you need a stock adjuster to reduce having to lower your cheek to the stock.

    Bear in mind however, that lowering the pad will increase the barrel rise during recoil so there may be a practical limit to how much you can lower it.

    Rollin
     
  8. Gold E

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    +1 for Todd Nelson's (Country Gentlman) adjustable buttplate. I like mine.

    Todd also does good work installing adjustable combs.
     
  9. Capt. Morgan

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    It's true that some stock makers manufacture their own hardware,but unless you definitely want to work with a particular shop or absolutely need any unique features their product offers, I would look at what's available, talk to other people and then buy based on that.

    Proprietary hardware has more advantages for the shop than for the customer and "robust" usually adds more weight to the rear of the stock unless exotic materials or machining are involved. A trap gun produces only about 13 pounds of recoil energy so a simple pad adjuster made of something like 1/4" tempered aluminum just isn't necessary.

    I have over 150,000 rounds through the last pad adjuster I installed and except for yearly removal for action service, it hasn't budged since I installed it.
     
  10. zzt

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    The Jones adjuster would be my last choice. Use something a little more substantial. The 100 Straight or the Hissem or other similar butt pad adjusters are better. The sandpaper on the pad plate keeps the pad from moving without requiring lots of screw torquing. The Country Gentleman adjuster is good, but big and heavy if you care about weight. They also used to make an adjuster than allowed a pitch adjustment as well. I don't know if they still do.

    I also have a long (for a trap shooter, anyway) neck and I am much more comfortable and accurate when I keep my head more erect. I would go for the adjustable butt plate. If it requires "too" much down adjustment and the gun no longer fits in the case, you can always add an add-on rib later. That will also help with recoil rotation if your pitch is not set correctly.
     
  11. SelectEnergyJim

    SelectEnergyJim TS Member

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    Thanks for all the replies. I took a look at the Hissem unit.........very nice.
     
  12. Ralph1100

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    another vote for Country Gentleman. I have one on each of my guns.
     
  13. teleskier

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    My vote for Ken Rucker at speed bump stockworks. He is the greatest.
     
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