A Perfectly Fitted Stock is essential for optimum performance and accuracy
We are able to assist our customers in determining the correct specifications for their shotgun stock. The first thing to consider when purchasing a shotgun either second hand or new is – gun fit. How do you make sure your gun fits? At Guns & Tackle we help you understand the dynamics of a well-fitting shotgun. For a new shooter, it may take some time to develop a consistent gun mount, so modifications should ideally be done only as the shooter improves and develops his or her personal style of shooting.
After a period of time shooting either Skeet or Trap on the range, enthusiasts will quickly recognize issues or problem areas. For instance, you may find yourself shooting behind or over the target and your cheek and/or shoulder is really take a beating. The reason is most probably improper gun fit. Most imported shotguns stocks are too long for the average Indian shooter therefore the majority do not fit. Shooters then compromise proper form and technique in order to fit themselves to the gun rather than have the gun fit them.
The ideal shotgun fit is very personal. It has everything to do with gender, body shape, eye dominance and being left or right handed. Since most guns are made for right-handed shooters, the lefties of the shooting world are presented with the challenge of finding a good left-handed gun with an uncompromising fit. It is often a challenge for women too, whose arms are usually shorter, their cheek bones higher, necks longer etc.
Standard Italian shotgun stocks are designed for a right-handed male shooter who is 5’-9’’ and weighs approximately 75 kilos with a 33-inch arm length who wears a size 40 shirt. For women, lefties and persons who don’t fit the above description a visit to our shop will have you on your way to improved scores.
Once you address the physical challenges, another important consideration is whether your shotgun is suited for the discipline you shoot – Skeet or Trap. The importance of this cannot be over emphasised as the gun mount and swing is different for both disciplines, the target sight picture is different and therefore the stocks, barrel lengths and rib heights will vary.
We can, within reason modify an existing stock to meet the needs of a variety of shooters. Maybe you need an adjustable comb, allowing you to raise or lower your face on the stock or perhaps an adjustment to the recoil pad altering the orientation of the toe. Maybe an altered length of pull or a slight adjustment in the pitch of the stock is in order or even in rare cases an adjustable rib that can be raised or lowered.
Call to schedule a Try-Gun fitting with us in Hyderabad and we will work with you to help create a stock that fits your personal dimensions and shooting style.