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Effect of pitch on stock?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by smsnyder, Nov 19, 2010.

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  1. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    What effect does pitch have on shot impact. I noticed when I hold gun the bottom of the stock is very high on my shoulder. The recoil pad is not even in the pocket of my shoulder. I was wondering if I need more pitch in the stock or one of those Jones adjustable pads. I am shooting well with my current set up but it seems like a battle to get stock at the same place in my shoulder. My gun is set up about 80/20.I also bring the stock up to my face rather than put my face down to the stock. Thanks
     
  2. Bob Hawkes

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    TRON?? Earl has another question for you. Sorry guys, I couldn't resist.
     
  3. smsnyder

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    Bob, What question would that be? Its either some pitch in stock i need or jones adjustable pad. Something just not right yet. Lots of 25's in caps and 16 but can't keep it together to 100.
     
  4. Ahab

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    Sounds like you are looking for more drop ... not pitch
     
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    My cat Auto loves Tron
     
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    What the difference between drop and pitch? Thanks
     
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    Do you have any down adjustment on your recoil pad, if not install one that will drop down and also cant, so its fits perfect in the pocket. and as far as your 100 go quit thinking about it, and it will happen. "slid"
     
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    I have no down adjustment on my pad. It just a standard pad with some toe out. Thanks
     
  9. Bob Hawkes

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    Earl,if your putting up plenty of straights, then a slug like me should not be trying to have a laugh at your expense and I apologize. Shoot well and enjoy, Bob
     
  10. smsnyder

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    Ha Bob, Im use to the abuse. LOL Allmost got this gun Zeroed in. Shooting well but its a battle getting that stock at the same place. Just need to make minor corrections.Can't wait till Florida shoots. Wish there was some ATA shoots end of Nov and Dec in warm weather.
     
  11. phirel

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    smsnyder- Drop is the distance from a line along the rib to the top of the comb. Pitch is the angle from a line through the center of the bore to the butt of the stock.

    I propose if you are breaking a lot of 25 in singles and capps, but just can't hold things together for 100 targets that your problem is not gun fit. It most likely is due to not concentrating on both the fundamentals and the target every time you shoot.

    Pat Ireland
     
  12. Jim Lambert

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    This link will take you to and intersting tutorial on stock pitch from a member of the US Army Marksmanship unit.

    Crazy Chester

    http://forums.gunsamerica.com/yaf_postst94_Gold-Medal-Trap-Shooting--Home-Fitting-Your-Shotgun-Pitch.aspx
     
  13. goose2

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    All I can tell you is if I don't mount my gun the same way in the same spot every time it is flat ass luck if I don't hear "lost".
    The consistent and correct mount is one of the first pieces to the puzzle.
     
  14. hmb

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    Get a Jones adjustable, and all your rounds will be 25s. HMB
     
  15. PerazziBigBore

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    This answer is not an easy one without seeing the shooter..shoot at all targets.... Depending on chest..and shoulder pocket.. the wrong pitch and cant of the recoil pad might be "perfect" on a straight away.. but roll out..or move higher or lower in the pocket on hard lefts or rights..

    While easily corrected with a pad adjuster..and or the correct recoil pad for you.. It is an important part of the winning equasion.. ESPECIALLY on doubles.. Talk to any top shooter.. and he will have a box of different recoil pads he's tried..

    While some shooters can pick up just about any gun.. and shoot it well..and everything seems to fit..the shape of shooters required more than a few simple adjustment to reach perfection in stock fitting..

    Hope this helps.. All Good.. Mike
     
  16. 20yard

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    An adjustable butt is the answer, will let you tweak height and toe.
     
  17. PerazziBigBore

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    20 yard.. Respectfully.. an adjustable butt is a great start.. but for a few shooters..I've had to grind a pad on a angle..left to right for proper fit..as well as cut out for a low collar bone.. There is no one answer for stock fit.. only experience... That's why this board is so valuable... With all of us having something to add.. or something to learn..if we so desire to be the best..the knowledge is here and waiting..
     
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