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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Lyman Great Plains Rifle

I would appreciate any comment regarding the "fit" of the Lyman Great Plains Rifle. In particular whether the curved butt is a problem for the shoulder and whether you can get down on the sights with the as built cheek rest.
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Re: Lyman Great Plains Rifle

I have one. In fact, I have it at Dixon's on consignment right now. Regarding that curved butt. This style of rifle butt is designed to be shot from the upper arm - NOT the shoulder or shoulder pocket. Why? I surely don't know but it is the single reason I have the gun up for sale. I hate that crescent stock arrangement!

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Re: Lyman Great Plains Rifle

I disliked it too, cut it off and put on a peep for the old eyes. Laid in Australian lacewood for where it came up on the stock. Killed a fair amount of animals with it since.


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Re: Lyman Great Plains Rifle

Never had a problem with mine. It fits right on my shoulder perfectly. I'm not a little guy, but I'm by no means big either. I guess it's just personal preference.

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Don't have a problem with either of my GPR's with that curve.

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Re: Lyman Great Plains Rifle

Many taller than average guys like the fit of the lyman over the TC Hawken. I certainly prefer a cresent butt over a shotgun butt. I never had a problem with placement of the butt in the shoulder.
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Sweet T-Griz!! I like mine the way it came, never really had any issues that I can think of. My issue was that nasty dark oily finish it came on it. 3 weeks of sanding and filling the grain followed by 2 weeks of finsh cured that though.
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Thanks to all for your input. I had thought of cutting off the bottom of the butt curve if I had to. I will need to locate a shop that has one in stock and try it for personal fit.
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Re: Lyman Great Plains Rifle

With a curved butt plate such as the GPR has, it's made to shoot from just below the shoulder, on the arm a little bit. I have no problem getting my head down to see the sights. That being said, she is also a real good shooter.
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Re: Lyman Great Plains Rifle

Forgive me if I don't understand the crescent butt plate concern. When I shoulder the gun, the the bottom of the butt plate is firmly in my arm pit and the top is against the round ball of my shoulder joint. It is at the same place as any other gun I shoot regardless of butt shape. Why would anyone hold the butt down their arm.

I do have one gun that I have never shot, that is made to be held against the "pecs" ( a club butt) But it is about 300 yrs old.
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