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How do I adj my gun not to punch me in the cheek

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bodyshopdave, Jun 27, 2012.

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  1. bodyshopdave

    bodyshopdave TS Member

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    I have a golden clays bt99,just got it last week.Everytime I shoot it feels like I just got punched in the face.Can I adj the cheek piece so that don't happen with out messing my aim up
     
  2. grntitan

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    The pitch is off. Put a washer Or two behind the recoil pads top screw and see if it helps. Just the top screw. you usually can't adjust the pitch properly with normal comb adjustments. If that doesn't work, you may need to see a stock fitter to have them help you get it setup for you. Unfortunately trap guns are not one size fits all.
     
  3. bodyshopdave

    bodyshopdave TS Member

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    It has a gracoil reducer on it.Where would I put the washer?
     
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    There are a dozen things that cause that, individually or in combination.

    You don't ask a doctor to diagnose you through email. Consult a stock fitter in person.

    Keller
     
  5. stokinpls

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    Is it possible to raise the back of the comb (or lower the front) so that when the gun recoils backward the comb is pulling away from your cheek? If you already have it a low as possible this is probably not an option.

    Also, check and see if the length of pull isn't too short. Your thumb should be about 1 - 1.5" from your nose.

    If you want to play with the pitch, you'll need to put the washer between the recoil pad and the graco hardware. You may need a longer screw to hold the pad on. My son's gun took quite a bit. After we figured it out, we made the spacer out of wood.

    Good luck.
     
  6. grntitan

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    I forgot the Golden Clays has the Gracoil. Yeah the washer would go between the pad and Gracoil plate as stated above. Also as pointed out above, a longer screw may be needed. This is just a temporary thing to see if it helps. It won't hurt a thing to try it. If it does help, measure the amount of spacer needed and you can buy pitch spacers from places like Gamaliels that will make it more permanent looking. They come in various thicknesses and are designed for this very issue.
     
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    Ertz, how much would that cost???

    I know the washers .05.
     
  8. MDMike

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    Sounds like a negative pitch reciol pad spacer is in order. Worked for me....
     
  9. Twinbirds

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    Not everyone needs a custom stock. There are hundreds of great stockmakers out there. Makes little sense to put $2400 stock on a JC Higgins.
     
  10. bodyshopdave

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    I have a golden clays bt99,just got it last week.Everytime I shoot it feels like I just got punched in the face.Can I adj the cheek piece so that don't happen with out messing my aim up
     
  11. grntitan

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    The pitch is off. Put a washer Or two behind the recoil pads top screw and see if it helps. Just the top screw. you usually can't adjust the pitch properly with normal comb adjustments. If that doesn't work, you may need to see a stock fitter to have them help you get it setup for you. Unfortunately trap guns are not one size fits all.
     
  12. bodyshopdave

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    It has a gracoil reducer on it.Where would I put the washer?
     
  13. Unknown1

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    There are a dozen things that cause that, individually or in combination.

    You don't ask a doctor to diagnose you through email. Consult a stock fitter in person.

    Keller
     
  14. stokinpls

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    Is it possible to raise the back of the comb (or lower the front) so that when the gun recoils backward the comb is pulling away from your cheek? If you already have it a low as possible this is probably not an option.

    Also, check and see if the length of pull isn't too short. Your thumb should be about 1 - 1.5" from your nose.

    If you want to play with the pitch, you'll need to put the washer between the recoil pad and the graco hardware. You may need a longer screw to hold the pad on. My son's gun took quite a bit. After we figured it out, we made the spacer out of wood.

    Good luck.
     
  15. grntitan

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    I forgot the Golden Clays has the Gracoil. Yeah the washer would go between the pad and Gracoil plate as stated above. Also as pointed out above, a longer screw may be needed. This is just a temporary thing to see if it helps. It won't hurt a thing to try it. If it does help, measure the amount of spacer needed and you can buy pitch spacers from places like Gamaliels that will make it more permanent looking. They come in various thicknesses and are designed for this very issue.
     
  16. BigM-Perazzi

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    Ertz, how much would that cost???

    I know the washers .05.
     
  17. MDMike

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    Sounds like a negative pitch reciol pad spacer is in order. Worked for me....
     
  18. Twinbirds

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    Not everyone needs a custom stock. There are hundreds of great stockmakers out there. Makes little sense to put $2400 stock on a JC Higgins.
     
  19. drejw2

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    I have the same problem with my K80, had the same problem with my KS5 that had a gracoil. The problem with the KS5 was resolved with adding a kick eez pitch spacer between the pad and the plate, with the largest portion up. With my K80 tried the washer method on top, started slapping more. Added to the bottom decreased the slap. Still not hundred percent but better than before. Just to tell you, if adding on top doesn't work, try on the bottom.
    Regards,
    Emil
     
  20. Johnny

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    May not be a pitch problem at all, maybe not enough cast.
     
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