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Need adj comb installed LH XT in SE Wisconsin

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  1. brian meyerhofer

    brian meyerhofer TS Member

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    I just bought a LH XT with monto carlo stock and I need to have an adjustable comb installed. I cant get my head down where I want it. I live in se wi, where should I take this to get done? I would like to have good work with a quick turn around and maybe a little help fitting the gun to me.
    Brian brian442@yahoo.com
     
  2. slickhead

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    Get Joe Hollingworth. He will do you a good job with quick turn around.Also reasonable price
     
  3. brian meyerhofer

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    where is he located and how do I contact him?
     
  4. Bridger

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    Larry Wehinger in Monroe can install an adjustable comb and do some fitting for you. 608-328-4339. He's been doing adjustable combs for probably 20 years and can do as nice of a job as anyone you could send it to. Kolar is another choice
     
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    There is a good gunsmith at the Muskego Gun Club, Muskego,Wi.
    I don't have his phone number.
     
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    Kolar is in Sturtevant/Racine WI... www.kolararms.com

    Jay
     
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    Brian,where did you find left hand wood for your XT?is it factory?Thanks,Todd.
     
  8. brian meyerhofer

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    I just bought a brand new left hand citori xt 32" from a dealer. Browning now makes the XT in LH but it only comes with the monto carlo stock and not the adjustable comb. Lower combs and high ribs work best for me and I can't get down on this monte carlo enough.
     
  9. ec90t

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    Brian,

    If the stock fits you well now, you might want to look into a add-on rib.

    Just a litttle food for thought.

    ec90t
     
  10. Dickgshot

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    Adjustable stocks are designed mostly to raise the comb, not lower it. I also had an XT with a monte carlo stock that was too high for me. I couldn't see any way that an adjustable stock would work and I opted for a quarter inch add-on rib.
     
  11. Bluerock1

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    Kolar has a great adjustabe comb.

    Bill
     
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    Where you are, Larry is the answer. I have a Green Bay guy available too who does escellent reasonable work.

    HM
     
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    Call Pete Elison you can get his name a the Waukesha Gun Club, he is very good with stocks, he does a lot of good work! Much cheaper than Kolar!
     
  14. brian meyerhofer

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    In regard to the adjusatble comb vs the add on rib. I am not a stock fitter, but I think when the stock is cut for the adj comb some material is lost from the saw cut and when it is put back together, with the comb at it's lowest postion the comb will actually be lower that what I started with. Am I not thinking correctly about this? An add on rib would only make my rib higher and would not allow me to adjust the comb if need be to fit me correctly. I thought best bang for the buck would be the adj comb to help the gun be easily adjustable to fit me better. Help me out on this guys.
     
  15. rrose

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    I sugest you send it to Tron. He will turn it around in a day or 2 and he does good work reasonable. Suggest the add on rib,makes a huge difference to be able to keep your head upright to pick up the targets faster and better. If you go with the Keensights adjustable rib you will have the perfect set up and can adjust the POI with the rib and keep the comb set.
     
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    Since I was dealing with the same problem as you on the same gun, this is what I saw the problem to be. Depending on how much you have to lower the stock, you're going to have to remove wood under the saw cut- which is not normally done. Since the stock is thinner at the comb, there would be a protruding edge in the stock when the comb was all the way down. You'd have to bevel that edge almost all the way to the throat of the stock. Then you have to refinish the stock.
    Also, when you lower the comb, effectively you might have to bring the butt of the stock higher on your shoulder, or get one of the adjustable pads.
    If the gun shoots too high for you, that might be a temporary problem if you're relatively new at trap. Newer shooters tend to ride the target out and shoot it when if flattens out or drops. When you get more experience, you'll start shooting the target on the rise, and you'll want that gun to shoot high.
     
  17. brian meyerhofer

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    I sent am email off to Tron also. I will see what ideas he might have. Now I wonder if I need "learn to shoot the gun, add a rib, or cut the stock?
     
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    tron had some pics on here last week. he does good work from what i have seen and heard.jackmitch
     
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    Go ahead and have a four way adjustable comb put on. It'll most likely help you fine tune the fit of your gun and it does enhance the gun's value if you ever sell it. If nothing else, an adjustable stock is something to fiddle with after a bad round - instead of just sitting there and sulking..
     
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    Brian, I do as many "double cut" combs as not for the sporting clays crowd down here. They are easy to do and I don't charge any extra. On an XT, getting a 1/4" down movement is no big deal......

    Ken Rucker....Speedbump Stockworks
     
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