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Pitch Question?

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  1. WoodsonEnt

    WoodsonEnt Active Member

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    I am stumped, and I can't remember. If a gun is kicking in face, do you need negative or positive pitch adjustment?

    Matt - Woodson Enterprises
     
  2. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    positive
     
  3. Timber1

    Timber1 TS Member

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    It can go either way depending on how your bulit.
     
  4. les morgan

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    For me it takes negative pitch. When the toe is longer than the heel, the comb tends to move down upon recoil. I am tall and not barrel chested. Some people have different results. I would suggest getting both a negative and positive pitch spacer from Brownells and temporally install ( would not need to be ground to fit) between your pad and stock and see which feels better.
     
  5. EuroJoe

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    Proper pitch has more to do with barrel movement on low gun games when mounting, and two shot games,as barrels rise on firing with negative (up) pitch. When mounting gun as for international skeet, lots of down pitch will prevent the barrels from rising when your shoulder is contacted, causing you to shoot over the target. Up pitch is useful when shooting driven birds incoming, gets the barrels out in front easily. parallel combs do more to prevent face slap, although most people need a little down pitch to fit their bodies better.
     
  6. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Increase the negative pitch. The pad should make full contact with your shoulder, both top and bottom when you have it right. Shooting the gun is the best test to see if you have it right for you. HMB
     
  7. phirel

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    Increasing the negative pitch as HMB stated is a common way to decrease face slap and upward movement of the gun. If you place anything with a straight edge on the area of your shoulder where you mount your gun, you can see the approximate angle the pad should be set.

    Very well nourished people often need a little more pitch than poorly fed people.

    Pat Ireland
     
  8. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Pat for putting this into words that I can understand. I am well nourished and I mostly know Up from Down but I get a little confused on Positive or Negative.
     
  9. phirel

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    miketmx- You are welcome. But, with your confession about positive and negative, I must ask about balancing your check book? Is everything working out OK?

    Pat Ireland
     
  10. joe kuhn

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    Have found a wedge that is thicker at the top than the bottom has helped.
     
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