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 Post subject: cast off shotgun stock?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:07 pm 
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i was looking at a used 12 gauge o/u shotgun and i was told if was cast off for a right hand shooter, what does that mean, i am a left handed shooter, will that matter?


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 Post subject: Re: cast off shotgun stock?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:23 pm 
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It can, a LH shooter usually needs cast ON - it is the way the stock is bent to facilitate its position in relation to your face and eyes. Many of us LH have made do with cast neutral guns for a long time

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:28 pm 
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A cast off stock on a LH shooter will affect the point of aim (the gun will tend to shoot to the right) and more importantly it'll probably whack you pretty good on the jaw. As oneounceload pointed out a neutral or cast on stock would be preferable for you. EG


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:15 am 
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left handed guns are available, although maybe a little more dificult to find than right handers and probably a little more expensive. if not most big makers would be able to supply a lhd stock for your standard gun. (although the action will still be right handed)

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The others explained it very well.I'm kind of a picture guy,so here ya go
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 Post subject: Re: cast off shotgun stock?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:09 am 
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If you are thinking about an autoloader, Beretta, Browning and Winchester all make sporting models with shims you can change to adjust cast and drop. That may be a good way for you to start.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:14 am 
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Wooden stock? Get it bent.

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 Post subject: Re: cast off shotgun stock?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:48 am 
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Most o/u stocks can be bent to change the cast - providing part of the
cast does not include rotating the butt of the stock to put the bottom
"toe" of the stock closer to the armpit. Even then, depending on the
grain in the stock, it may be able to be bent successfully.

You would find it very difficult to impossible to use a good shooting form
(gun mount, stance, head/neck/upper body posture shooting a gun with
a stock that has the wrong cast. Depending on the cast of the stock, a
right-handed stock could really corrupt your gun mount and make it
difficult to align your eye with the rib and keep it aligned during swings
to targets.

As was written above, many left-handed shooters shoot guns that have
no (neutral) cast. It just requires a slightly more rotated stance toward
the side of the gun mount (counterclockwise for a left-handed shooter.

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