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Old 03-07-2012, 06:40 PM   #1
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i i was wondering how the whole like 5 inch tall rib thing works on a shotgun. i absolutely love trap shooting and am interested in customizing my gun to fit me. ive heard if u raise the comb it will make it shoot low. is that the same in this case. if not how would u have to set it up to shot close to the poa.

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Old 03-07-2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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I think some of the thought of the raised rib is to give you more visibility by lifting your head. If it shoots low you just need to throw some rocks on a dirt road and then adjust your aim.

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Old 03-09-2012, 03:32 PM   #3
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well i was wondering if u could adjust the gun or buy a gun that shoots high for trap.

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the trap guns are trap guns. It would make sense to just take advantage of all the thought they have put into them.

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Old 03-09-2012, 07:14 PM   #5
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thats not what im looking for. im looking for answers not just common sense.

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I'm not a HUGE trap shooter. I shoot Sporting Clays and Skeet...But I'm on a collegiate team with many American and International trap shooters. Alot of em have high ribs and custom stocks with combs, and others don't. Just make sure your gun fits you...try out some new things and see how ya like it.


-The high rib allows you to keep your head up and see the bird, it also changes your whole line up so that you can float the bird on your front bead and the shot will go high and break the bird.

-Rasing your comb sets the gun low in your shoulder and raises the muzzle. Combine this with the high rib and your shotgun is all in all angled up towards the flight path of the target.

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The picture above is a little exaggerated, but you get the idea. I shoot a stock sporting gun that shoots 50/50 and with no front bead and I break 24s all day.

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i average 18-20 with a 20ga and 20 with a model 12

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but could u bend the barrel or get one that shoots high so you dont have to aim high?

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but could u bend the barrel or get one that shoots high so you dont have to aim high?
"BEND THE BARREL" I can't wait to hear some answers on that. I can only supply "common sense" and you didn't like that. If you want it to shoot high you could put the raised rib higher in the rear. It is not gunna take much.
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