How To: Fit your shotgun by adjusting pitch and point of aim

Fit your shotgun by adjusting pitch and point of aim

How to Fit your shotgun by adjusting pitch and point of aim

In this how-to video, you will learn how to fit your shotgun. Pitch will keep you from getting beat up and point of target. Pitch refers to the angle at which the butt is shaped. A neutral stock will leave the stock parallel. If the barrel leans away, you have down pitch. If the opposite is true, you have up pitch. To change the pitch, use quarters. They do not collapse under pressure and are readily available. Place the coins under a loosened heel or toe of the butt. Check to see where the pitch is by resting the gun on the butt. Add a quarter at a time and document your muzzle. The muzzle should move straight back rather than up. Once it is set, point of impact is another thing to be concerned with. You will need moleskine and a target to work with at 30 yards. A flat pattern, or 50/50, means that 50 percent of the shot is above and below the target. Usually you want a 60/40 pattern. First, place the moleskine where you place your cheek on the stock. With this in place, this will give you the pattern you are looking for. You can add more or less depending on your resulting pattern. This video offers great advice for fitting your shotgun.

Fit your shotgun by adjusting pitch and point of aim

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