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Unread 11-06-2023, 01:34 PM   #11
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LOP has very little to do with a high shooting gun. A shorter LOP may allow you to get the butt further up on your shoulder, but a with a longer LOP, the tendency is the opposite, increasing your POI. Drop is the biggest factor when you're shooting over the top. Unless your chokes are rifle tight, and you're not even chipping the tops of clays, your POI may be anywhere from 7.5" to a couple feet high at 30 yards with each 1/4" height in the comb. This may be overcome with youth, but with 60 years of instinct shooting, "floating" the target is not so easy.
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George, I took your suggestion and reviewed a number of posts on the subject of stock bending Reproductions and have concluded that its not worth the risk. I'm going to sell this 20 Repro. It's of no use to me. Just not enough drop in the stock.
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Allen if you like the gun other than that have the drop altered to your liking. It is only a matter of removing some wood and refinishing it. You will have a hard time finding what you want in a repro. In my case i have done it myself several times( not Parker) and it has allowed me to keep a gun that was useless otherwise.
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George, I took your suggestion and reviewed a number of posts on the subject of stock bending Reproductions and have concluded that its not worth the risk. I'm going to sell this 20 Repro. It's of no use to me. Just not enough drop in the stock.

A word of advice Allen - Get a good fitting Repro 28 to replace it.





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Dean, I already have a 28 Repro. I'll probably get another 20 but it won't be a Repro.
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So get an original DHE 20.

But then, one can't have too many 28 gauge Repros...





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The 28 Repro fits me much better than the 20 Repro. Dean, I'd like to find an original 20 ga Parker but first things first and that to sell this 20 ga Repro. A member of.my gun club has expressed interest. We'll see how that goes. As soon as I can take some pics of it I'll post it in our fir sale section. I'll need help getting the pics posted. It will go with the original case which is complete with accessories. Dean, I may need your help posting the pictures.
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Possible solutions: Several blank/stock company like Weng, Macon and I's sure there are other where you can source can a semi-inlet blank close to your dimensions. Then you can fit it to exactly your desired dimensions and hire someone to do the checking. I have a beautiful 1893 Fishtail G Grade and the original butt stock is my vault, however the gun wears a butt stock which I got as a blank years ago from Fajen. I have a lot of additional pride shooting this gun because of my effort in fitting the stock to my dimensions. Just a thought.
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Just how much too high is it shooting, Allen? I have a possible, easy cure that worked perfectly for me on a shotgun once.

I have a Westernfield/Browning plain barreled 20 ga. pumpgun that shot about 6-8" high at 30 yards. It had a small bead at the muzzle, no rib mind you. A poster on another forum suggested I replace the bead with a larger sized one, that it might cause me to sub-consciously hold lower on a bird. I found one a good bit larger, replaced it, and the pattern went down to a perfect 50/50. I was flabbergasted, but pleased.

There are those who will counter that we should never look at the bead, to which I whole heartedly agree. I don't. But, the bead IS in our unfocused vision and by being larger it was also taller, which brought the pattern down. BTW, I refuse to float birds or targets to compensate for a high shooting gun. If I can't make it shoot where it should for me, it goes down the road.
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