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Head Sits Above Rib

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by KX-Man, Apr 21, 2013.

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  1. KX-Man

    KX-Man TS Member

    Dec 26, 2012
    I just got a new shotgun and have determined my eye lines up with the beads but are high so I can't form a figure 8. Now I know some folks will say you should not be looking at the beads but that's how i know I am lined up correctly.
    My gun shoots almost flat and I prefer to float the bird.
    One solution I was told might work is to use one of the add-on ribs so I can align the beads.
    Can anyone help?
  2. archangel

    archangel Member

    Jul 14, 2010
    Pattern board and forget the beads
  3. Rollin Oswald

    Rollin Oswald Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Brillion, WI
    If your eye is above the level of the rib when you fire, the gun should shoot high, which should allow you to float targets. Looking along the surface of the rib and it would shoot flat unless the rib tapers down toward the muzzle.

    I do not see how an add-on rib would help you, especially if your gun does not have an adjustable comb.

    If you want the gun to shoot higher than it does, raise the comb 1/8" to 3/16" and try it. Combs can be raised with comb pads or moleskin from pharmacies.

  4. rodney57104

    rodney57104 Member

    May 31, 2006
    KX, You must have an adjustable rib. Normally if you can see any rib between the beads that would mean your gun is shooting high. If you see ramp and its shooting flat you most certainly need to move the end of your rib down. That should stack the beads for you as well as make your gun shoot higher than it is now. If the "KX-MAN sign on name means your shooting a Krieghoff KX-5 or KX-6 you can easily perform those adjustments. Good luck, Rodney
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