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Vincine 11-03-2011 10:27 PM

Notch on bottom of a rifle's butt?
 
I can’t figure out what the notch/hook on the bottom of the butt of some rifle stocks are for.

See the third stock down:
http://www.rifle-accuracy.com/10_22acess.htm

What’s its purpose?

Firearms4ever 11-03-2011 10:34 PM

If I think I know what you're refering to, they're used to attatch a sling to the rifle.

c3shooter 11-03-2011 10:39 PM

Thumb hook. Used for better grip when shooting off bench rest bags.

Vincine 11-03-2011 10:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 618785)
Thumb hook. Used for better grip when shooting off bench rest bags.

For a thumb? On the bottom of the stock?

How much practice would it take for my thumb to move the other side of my hand? ;)

FCross7 11-03-2011 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vincine
For a thumb? On the bottom of the stock?

How much practice would it take for my thumb to move the other side of my hand? ;)

It's for your support hand. Not your firing hand.

Helps keep the rifle steady when the butt isn't sitting on a bag.

-Fred

EagleSix 11-03-2011 10:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 618785)
Thumb hook. Used for better grip when shooting off bench rest bags.

....ding.....ding.....ding......we have a winner!!

You actually use your secondary hand palm down, sliding your four fingers to the far side of the stock, and your thumb to the near side, and the indent of the hook cradles in the web of your hand. Some shooters use this hand to steer the gun.

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Vincine 11-03-2011 11:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EagleSix (Post 618797)
. . . use your secondary hand palm down, sliding your four fingers to the far side of the stock, and your thumb to the near side, and the indent of the hook cradles in the web of your hand. . .

Oh. Well then, never mind. Rosanna Rosannadanna

neilage66 11-04-2011 12:42 AM

Reading is Fundamental
 
:p ..........

Quote:

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