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PROPER COMB CHEEKING?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by billyboy07208, Jul 1, 2011.

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  1. billyboy07208

    billyboy07208 Member

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    How do you guys cheek up the comb? do you soft cheek or bottom out to the bone in your noggin?
    I find I can do both,meaning low gun I hit the cheek muscle and stop there,but premounted I tend to really dig in.
    this changes my drop at comb obviously,so what is the proper way when determining the drop measurement?
     
  2. washandwear

    washandwear Member

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    Hi

    Bottom out to the bone otherwise your rear site is floating and you will bead check to make sure you have stacked correctly. My humble opinion.

    Regards

    W&W
     
  3. hwy13

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    There is a lot written about using the cheek bone as an anchor point,
    This is supposed to be a " the same everytime " method.

    Too much variation between shooters to zero in on a best method.
    Tall beanpole shooters, short fireplug shooters, & in between.

    If you can watch the bird break, and don't have a tender spot the next
    morning, you are doing ok, you have to " stay in the gun " every shot.

    A lot of shooters have a shotgun for pre-mount clay targets only,
    they have time to get in the gun the same exact way each shot.

    You will find what method you prefer, you can watch squads of shooters
    come through, a whole lot of different ways of doing the same thing.
     
  4. SilverShooter

    SilverShooter TS Member

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    For me, I don't premount but my routine involves "cheeking in" tight. The key is consistency and finding a way to it the same over and over. I have a shooter friend who does several thing "wrong" per many other shooters...yet it works for him, and he regularly shoots mid 90s.

    ..as to the fireplug shooters...that's a new one! I notice most fellas our age are either apple shaped or pear shaped, and many carry keggers! ROTFL!
     
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