Does a typical trap shooter prefer a higher stock, i.e., a higher point of impact, in his field gun, i.e., his pheasant or quail gun, than does either a non-clay-target shooter or a skeet or 5-stand shoooter ?
All my shotguns that I us have trap stock configurations. This includes field, sportin n even skeet. Many of the guns now have adjustable combs ( got tired of cutting up t shirts) and bent barrels. Even a four teen that I use. Minimum poi is 8".
Absolutely. After trying various shotguns, I found that I had real issues with varying POI and feel of different guns. So I decided to stick with one type (mainly 1187) and make them all as similar as possible for both target use and field use. This eliminates a variable that was causing misses when guns were switched.
I have monte carlo stocks on all of my Remingtons, mostly 1187s, including the camo field guns. All shoot to the same POI, though the really short 21" barrels shoot a little higher. I even altered a 12ga monte carlo stock to fit my 1187 20ga. If I wanted an 870, I'd put a monte carlo stock on it as well.
This means I don't have to think about the POI. Any of my shotguns can pinch hit for the others. The trap gun, though overly heavy, can be taken afield if I wish. The camo field gun can be used as a backup for trap, though I've used it more for sporting clays.
Funny you should ask. I just purchased a trap stock for my 870 field gun. After determining that I could not hit the barn door, from 20 yds. away, I decided to go that route. Unfortunately, this is the first gun I have ever owned. It obviously has not fit me correctly from the start, 35 years, as my misses outnumber the hits, 9 to 1. LOL
You should have seen the look on the guys faces at the Skeet range, when I shot a 23 using my Citori Trap, with Monte Carlo Stock, and 32" barrels. Especially when I told them it was my first time shooting Skeet, and these where some seasoned shooters, I might add. Never had a chance at the last bird. LOL
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WOW, thought I was the only one. Trap has caused me to shoot a higher poi at everything, skeet, sporting, bunker and maybe even the toilet. Here is the funny thing to me, at first 60/40 or 70/30 was great for trap and too high for anything else. Now my guns are at or over 100%. didn't happen all at once and not the results of the patterning board. I just kept adjusting to find that "sweet spot" and had no idea how much I had changed till I took my daughter to the board to check "left to right" alignment and decided to shoot my guns. boy was I supprised, dead center and 5 1/2" to 7" high at 13 yards. Jack
I am finding that I shoot more 5 Stand and skeet than trap, and I have gone the other way. I find that I score better shooting a flatter sight picture at trap, as I am used to shooting it at the other venues. About 60/40 for everything. Mark
I have always found myself sighting down the side of the barrel rather than over the top, if the stock/poi was not high enough on a field/skeet dimension stock. I have no idea why unless it was the unconscious mind knowing where the gun shot and trying to adjust to see the target better. I could shoot ok this way however.
I would be interested in knowing if anyone else ever experienced this. The wierd thing is that this was a natural reaction
I do not - trap is the only game that I shoot with gun mounted and feel that a different fit is required for it - everything else is low gun - move, mount, shoot - with gun mounted more to the side of the face, not buried on my cheek bone - yah dont walk around the woods with gun on your face - field guns - thers only one SXS - they tend to shoot a little high anyway - works for me, others may be different- Thanks JM