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soft comb?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by sean justice, Oct 8, 2008.

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  1. sean justice

    sean justice TS Member

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    does anyone make a soft rubber like comb, not vynal, and do they install
     
  2. sean justice

    sean justice TS Member

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    does anyone have a picture of a trap dude soft comb
     
  3. Rollin Oswald

    Rollin Oswald Active Member

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    In my experience, soft combs should not be necessary. When using the correct shooting form and a stock that fits, there will be no impact to the cheek.

    The same is true with a comb that slides along the cheek and causes abrasion. It occurs when the gun moves independently of the cheek. The gun, shoulder and head should move as one unit, eliminating or preventing the independent movement of the comb along the cheek.

    This is possible only with a firm, secure gun mount and a stock that has the correct pitch to prevent the toe of the pad or butt burying itself into the shoulder during recoil and the comb sliding along the cheek as it does so.

    Other things can also play a part, of course. A stance that faces targets too directly along with a lightweight shooter can also be problematic. A square stance is more likely to allow the shoulder to provide less resistance to the gun moving back during recoil than a more oblique or edge-on stance. When that happens, the shoulder can be moved to the rear with recoil and without a gun that fits, can allow the comb to slide along the cheek.

    So can the head if it is in a awkward position on the stock when it should be upright.

    The goal is to use a gun and shooting form that allows the gun, head and shoulder to move as one unit when the gun recoils.

    Rollin
     
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