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Fitting question

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by hmb, Apr 27, 2007.

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  1. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    It is best to have a gun set up for each game you play. Trap guns have a built in vertical lead for rising targets. Skeet and sporting guns are usually set up flat. HMB
     
  2. Rollin Oswald

    Rollin Oswald Active Member

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    The height of the rib, whether it is stepped or flat, does not affect how high a gun shoots. It is the height of the eye RELATIVE to the height of the rib that affects a gun's point of impact.

    If your wife's comb is adjusted to a height that allows her to look along rather than down-onto the rib, the gun will shoot flat providing the rib is parallel to the bore.

    Rollin
     
  3. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    The ribs on trap barrels are not parallel to the bore. They are low at the muzzle and higher at the chamber end. That's why they have a built in vertical lead. When you lower the comb you will lose sight of the front of the rib, before you get the desired lowering of the POI. HMB
     
  4. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    ClayC, yes, what you propose, putting on flat ribbed-barrels, will work just fine, now that you have assured us that your wife's stock can be dropped enough to use them. And the test for that - seeing only the receiver - she has carried out correctly as well.

    And the flat-ribbed barrel, once she is sighting right down it, will probably shoot fat, which is what she is after. But it's worth checking anyway once the barrels are on, if only to be sure that flat-shooting is really what's happening.

    Neil
     
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