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Opinions on aftermarket or add on ribs

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Melon, Jul 30, 2012.

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  1. Melon

    Melon TS Member

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    Hi, I'm thinking about putting an add on rib on my k32 I shoot at doubles. Does anyone know a good brand or if they even make a difference?
     
  2. BIG PAPA

    BIG PAPA Member

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    Contact Dave Berlet in Ohio. He will make you a custom delrin rib at a very reasonable cost. Fast turnaround and highest quality work. He can make the gun shoot whereever you would prefer. I have two of them and know of many other shooters who Dave has done work for. YOu can contact him at 419-753-2557.
     
  3. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    Be prepared to add longer posts. D. Berlet can take care of that too.
     
  4. over the hill

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    You can play around with the height you want by going to your local hobby shop.

    Get a few strips of Balsa wood, some electrical tape and go at it. Easy to sand and shape to the POI of your liking.

    Dave put one on my M12 and we got the pattern + 80-90%.

    He can also do adj. combs if you need one.

    Good work, good price.



    Regards....Gerald
     
  5. Brad Dysinger

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    Dave Berlet is who I recommend too. I've had him do mine. 419-753-2557 call him. Brad
     
  6. mikkeeh

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    +1 on Dave...
     
  7. stilltrying

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    Moneymakers have a great product.
     
  8. dead on 4

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    Take a look at ADD-A-RIB online or in the clay target magazines, they have redefined the cost of adding a higher rib to your gun. This especially so for adjustable units.

    As Over The Hill recommended, make a mockup from balsa or some other light material and tape it to your rib, it's a good idea to make the mockup a little higher so you can trim it down until you reach the most comfortable height for you. And as also mentioned, you will have to raise the comb height as you raise the rib. Assuming you have an adjustable comb longer pins are the easiest way to accomplish this requirement. If don't have an adjustable comb, then a device like Wrapid Comb is the next choice.

    Surfer
     
  9. Melon

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    Do the ribs that Dave berlet make go on the existing rib to does he remove the existing rib?

    Zack
     
  10. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    They adhere to the existing rib.
     
  11. $$$SHTR

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    Check out Bridgeshoot add-on ribs. Best rib on the market!! No glue or tape, just 4 set screws and go shoot. Top of rib is fully knurled. Many have POI adjustments.

    Tom
     
  12. Jim Bradbury

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    My experience with Addarib was not a good one. I ordered, received and installed a 3/4" addarib on a KS-5 Special that I had. The taller post that I paid for and was sent were not the correct size to match the gun. After the third set on incorrect taller posts. I pulled the rib off of the gun put it in the closet and sold the gun.

    Jim Bradbury
     
  13. docbombay

    docbombay Well known trouble maker

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    I have had nothing but great success with ADDARIB purchases. Their aftermarket ribs are a great buy and nobody comes close to their price.

    I have installed the ribs on a KS-5 Special, KS-5 (regular), Ljutic and a Kolar. Each rib was perfect and the installation was a breeze.

    I am not much of a fan of the solid delrin rib. I don't like the way they look on a gun. But hey, that's just me. :)
     
  14. Johnny

    Johnny Well-Known Member

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    Why are you even thinking about an add-on rib? Unless you have a specific gun fit problem, like not being able to get low enough on the rib, you won't gain anything.
     
  15. dead on 4

    dead on 4 Well-Known Member

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    Johnny,
    Most people add a rib for better gun fit, to change the poi or to facilitate a more upright head position for better vision and comfort or both.

    From your comments, it appears you have no experience with taller ribs or you wouldn't make such unfounded comments. Just look around and see how many high rib guns are the trapline both American and International, this goes for skeet as well. Just becuase you think they serve no purpose doesn't make it so.

    Surfer
     
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