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Stock too short

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by swatman201, Jan 9, 2013.

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  1. swatman201

    swatman201 Member

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    Hello,
    I am a new shooter and own a Browning BT99. Last weekend, I went shooting with a buddy and tried his gun. I shot 100% better. After looking at the difference, his gun has a LOP of 14 1/2, my Bt99 has a LOP of 13 7/8. What are my options, beside buying a new stock, which is out of my budget. One fellow recommended a graco adjustable pad. Can I install it myself? Is that my best option?
    Any help would be arreciated,
    Joe Isnardi
     
  2. bonzai272

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    add a spacer(s) between the stock and the butt pad or get a thicker butt pad.
     
  3. wireguy

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    A used Graco adjustable would fix you right up. It doesn't have to fit perfectly. I have one that's a touch shy around the edges. I put black magic marker around the edge that shows and it just doesn't.
     
  4. hwy13

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    Joe,

    Midway has 1/4 & 1/2 inch spacers , some shooters use them during the
    summer, then after they start wearing heavy jackets they take the spacers
    off.

    Click on the website URL above.
     
  5. hmb

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    Try some spacers and shoot the gun. It is possible you shot his gun better because it has a different POI than your gun. Find out for sure why you have a problem with your gun. HMB
     
  6. Tron

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    I doubt if it is a LOP issue....drop at comb is far more likely.

    Jb
     
  7. grunt

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    Just to try it out find a piece of wood the thickness you need and cut it and place behind the pad. It may not look pretty but you find out if thats the lenght for you. Cheaper then spending a load of dough and not be happy. If it works and you shoot it well them go for the real fix..
     
  8. Ross

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    hmb has a good idea for starting out, stop by your local hardware store & get a dozen washers & a couple longer screws, put 2-3-4-5 etc. between your pad & the stock, see if it feels better, when it does then shoot it a little. You may need "want" a couple more on the top screw, this will change the pitch slightly. This is an inexpensive way to find out what works for YOU. Don't do anything too radical until you figure out what YOU need in the line of stock dimensions.

    Another thing you might try is some moleskin on the stock to raise your head a little so you get a better view of the target. Experiment a little you will find whats right for you. Ross Puls
     
  9. BENCHREST

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    Go on the addarib.com website and look at the adjustable length of pull butt plate. It's 52.50 a better way than butchering your stock up with washers or spacers....Joe
     
  10. StonewallRacing

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    13-7/8 sounds like a "Micro" stock.

    My guess is there are many BT-99 standard stocks sitting on shelves across the country that could be had for very little coin.

    SW
     
  11. JPM

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    For about $12 you can buy a slip on pad that will add about 3/4 inch. It's an easy and cheap temporary fix that should tell you if lop is the issue. JPM
     
  12. plux001

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    Before I weigh in on this one, I have a question that I think everyone else is assuming, but I gotta ask....is your buddy's gun also a BT99 AND if so does it have an identical stock (except for length of pull...obviously)???

    Paul
     
  13. swatman201

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    Sorry about that, yes same gun with same stock, except mine was shortened. Never noticed because I shot some in N.J. in cold weather, now shooting in S. Florida in T-shirt
     
  14. Stl Flyn

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    Put your jacket back on! Accidentally take his gun when you leave. LOL

    Spacers of any kind just to see if it makes a difference, then spend money on the permanent solution to a longer LOP. As was mentioned, there is plenty of BT-99 wood out there.
     
  15. Rollin Oswald

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    Joe,

    Were you using the same stance when shooting the two guns? If you were shooting a shotgun like a rifle with your shoulders nearly aligned with the direction you are shooting, a longer stock is needed than if you were facing tarets more directly.

    When you mounted the two guns, did you notice that your nose was 2+ inches closer to your trigger-hand thumb when you mounted your gun?

    Were you mounting the two guns at the same height on your shoulder? A low mount requires a longer stock to keep your nose and thumb safely separated.

    Rollin
     
  16. gdbabin

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    My money is with Tron.


    Guy Babin
     
  17. Twinbirds

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    if you were hitting your nose with your thumb then stock is too short. if you didn't there is something else involved. shorter stocks swing quicker
     
  18. Tron

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    We're also assuming that both guns have the same exact POI when the beads are lined up. A trip to the patterning board would be a good thing.

    Jb
     
  19. BIGDON

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    God put the spacers or washers in and shoot the damn thing. If it works then you have solved your problem. If not then apply the Einstein advice you get on here. Your answer might just be that simple. You might ask your friend to see if you can put his stock on your gun and do you still shoot that much better.

    Don
     
  20. Oregunner

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    I second the slip-on pad suggestion, especially if you don't have a monte carlo stock with a raised comb. See link to see what size you need. You should be able to get one at a local gun shop or sporting goods store. Mark
     
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