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Gun patterns to the side-what to do?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bushmaster1313, Feb 7, 2010.

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  1. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    My Iver Special Trap, which I will only shoot on occassion, patterns six inches to th left at 21 yards. I shoot left hand.

    Is there an easy fix?

    Foot placement

    Hand placement

    Add LOP

    Could a different shell change the windage?
     
  2. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    First, mace certain that the gun shoots to the left and you are not shooting the gun to the left. This requires 10 shots from a solid rest at around 13 yards. If the gun is actually shooting to the left, your next step is to carefully bend the barrel. That is not difficult, I have even done it. There are several methods to do this. Neil probably has the best barrel bender system (forked tree) but a tire or a padded tree stump will also work well.

    I know this might sound crude, but keep in mind that some of the very best shotguns have their barrels bent by slamming them across a block of wood. These guns start at around $50,000.

    Pat Ireland
     
  3. R.Kipling

    R.Kipling Well-Known Member

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    First, as a southpaw, I feel your pain. The first thing to do is to check the 'cast' on the stock. Most specific use guns are built right-handed. If the stock is cast-off it most likely doesn't fit you. Horizontal errors can be altered by several methods, depending on your budget and desires.

    Kip
     
  4. pheasantmaster

    pheasantmaster Well-Known Member

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    bushmaster1313, I have a question for you which is, does that gun kick you?
    If so it could possibly be your cringing just prior to slapping the trigger. This will be enhanced with a bad trigger and stationary shooting.

    If not the above, a gun that old could have easily had a situation which caused the barrel to get bent. As Pat said, this is and easy fix. Simply bend her back over.

    I would think one of the two is your most likely as surely from the stationary position you can hold the gun insuch a manner making cast not an issue.
     
  5. BIGDON

    BIGDON Well-Known Member

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    Why don't you start 2 or 3 more threads about it. That ought to solve the problem.

    Don
     
  6. Ed Y

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    In another thread it sounded like you live in NJ. If that's a fact, you can bring it over to my place and I'll check it out for you.

    Ed Yanchok
     
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