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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-30-2017, 05:34 AM Thread Starter
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Length of a gun stock ?

Many many years ago i read an article on length of a gun stock !
The writer stated that you should place the gun butt into your elbow and if it was right your trigger should be right on or very near the trigger ? From this you could figure if it ,the stock,was too long or too short and go from there adjusting it .
Is there any truth to this method ?

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A common method for sure. However, it really only works for me with shotguns. Rifles and guns with optics mounted bring in other dimensional requirements.

I had a custom rifle stock made using this method for the pull dimension, and once I got suited up in cold weather gear, I found it uncomfortable. I had an inch taken off of that stock. Short action and short scope tube meant I couldn't set the scope back far enough to be 100% in the eyebox without craning my neck.
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fishdart. Same thing with me ! I have long arms so in the warm weather i use a slip on recoil pad and remove them in hunting season.

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