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Posted: 5/18/2002 11:15:29 AM EDT
What is the correct way to measure a person's length of pull? I would like to buy my wife a new shotgun, but want to get one that fits her correctly. She had a youth model before, but I'm not sure if it was the correct fit or not. Thanks!
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 11:23:54 AM EDT
Good question....

I am just posting so I can find the answers easily later.
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 11:36:48 AM EDT
The correct way is to go to a competent gunsmith. I actually knew this at one time, but forgot. I'll see if I can dig up the info.
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 4:55:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M4Madness:
What is the correct way to measure a person's length of pull? I would like to buy my wife a new shotgun, but want to get one that fits her correctly. She had a youth model before, but I'm not sure if it was the correct fit or not. Thanks!



I wouldn't bother trying to measure it. Have her quickly mount the gun as if she were shooting birds. If her cheek ends up in the correct place and she can comfortably mount the gun without it catching on her clothing, then the LOP is OK. The drop of the buttstock is also important but again, if her eye ends up in the correct spot when she mounts is, then its OK. She should be seeing a bit of the rib. If she cannot see the length of the rib then she is "shooting blind".

Personally I like a short LOP. In the winter a short stock fits good with all your clothes on. Then, in summer you can add a spacer.

Hope this helps.
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 6:44:01 PM EDT
Here is a link that will give you an idea of how to measure length of pull.

It actually goes a little beyond that, but the first paragraph gives an example of how to measure length of pull. If anyone else has a better link for stock fitting, please post it. I need to get serious about adjusting the stock on my trap gun.
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