COM­MON REA­SONS AND HOW TO IDEN­TIFY THEM:

Sporting Gun - - TECHNIQUE -

Length of pull:

• Too short – this can cause a shooter to de­velop a cramped style and per­ceive more re­coil. The gun may also have a more lively and un­con­trol­lable feel to it.

• The gun is go­ing to feel too big and be­yond a com­fort­able reach. Due to the slope of the comb, the shooter is likely to get a poor view along the rib, which, in turn, may cause the other eye to take over or the head to lift for the shooter to see the tar­get.

• A comb that’s too low, thus caus­ing a poor view along the rib, can cause head lift­ing for the shooter to see the tar­get. Or, in the case of a right-handed per­son, us­ing both eyes, the left eye can over dom­i­nance of the view.

• The de­gree to which the stock is off set for the hand­ed­ness of the shooter. In the case of a right-handed shooter the stock is bent away from the right cheek – “cast-off”. In the case of a left-handed per­son, it is bent away from the left cheek – “cast-on”.

Too long:

Comb height:

Cast-off or cast-on:

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