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I shoot best with a lot of drop. Give me a gun with 2-1/2" of drop and I'll proceed with a string of misses that make me weep.

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ED its not shooting pots! Shooting for the pot ,food . Hence the term a "pot shot" a shot at a game bird or animal ,to provide a meal .According to my dictionary .

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Drew,
Excellent research and great pictures. Captain A.H.Bogardus,[Champion shot of the world 1875] makes the following comment on stock drop."I choose a stock of moderate length,and one that is rather crooked-one with a drop of about 3 inches.This sort of gun comes even with the shoulder of most men,and you do not have to crook your neck much in taking aim with it."
For many years I owned a splendid Scott S.L.E circa 1893 with 3 3/8 drop,Even though I prized this gun I could never shoot well with it.After many trials I found 2 3/8 drop was the best for me.

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I prefer 2 1/2-3" drop also, and I'm average sized. I don't understand why so many new guns have only 2 1/4" drop. All I see is rib and barrels. No thanks.

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Originally Posted By: ed good
say, what is a pot shooter anyway?

did a google search and found nuttin, dont cha know!


Google "pot hunter"

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ah so...pot hunter, one who kills anything and everything that will help to fill has bag; also, a hunter who shoots game for the table or for the market.

sounds like all ethical hunters are pot hunters...otherwise, one who kills for just the pleasure of it, is what we call a game hog or ego driven butcher, with little regard or respect for the other wonderful creatures that inhabit this planet.


keep it simple and keep it safe...
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We've chewed this cabbage many times and every time tons of empirical evidence, pages of testimony as to personal preference for this drop or that, this time an exhaustive historical and pictorial review of how to get the wood on the wood and the eye on top of the rib. So what's the conclusion? It all works for somebody somewhere sometime? I don't put much stock in the teeth or jaw on the comb business. I think somewhere in all this gobblygook is hidden the observation that vertical distance top of shoulder to eye was the original determinant for the choice of very crooked stocks. I think that's probably the largest truth in this mess. Everything points to it: 1) the Monte Carlo with parallel comb, 2) the "rational" stock, 3) Morgan adjustable pads offset an inch below the toe of the stock. Every manjack who's ever lived can shrug his shoulders up and crawl his head forward to take up some of that verticality except he's wearing a celluloid collar or has C7 arthritis. I shoot a Remmy '89 with 2 7/8 drop at heel. It has a lace on comb riser. For me lower gum to comb has never worked. The way they put distance vision in progressive lenses, I need to be a bullethead just to find the correct area of correction.

jack

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