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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