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 Post subject: Rib width
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:37 pm 
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I'm interested in knowing the conventional wisdom, and people's experiences, with varying vent rib widths.

My current target shotgun is an 11-87 Sporting Clays with the stock rib; I suppose it's about 8mm. I seem to remember that often O/Us used to have 10mm as standard. And, I think the Browning GTI (or perhaps Ultra?) had like a tapered rib that started at like 13mm and tapered down to something smaller (10?).

And, of course, there are aftermarket stick-on ribs or barrels with wider ribs which can be added. Are they worth it? The 'sight picture' would obviously change a lot, but does it matter? What's the advantage of a wide flat rib that looks like you're staring across an aircraft carrier deck? I'll admit I've never shot a gun with a wide flat rib but I've handled them.




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 Post subject: Re: Rib width
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:41 am 
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sporting guns tend to have wide ribs. game guns narrow ribs. i have a miroku mk70 sporter with a wide rib. it is spot on... for me. my dad has an ultralight delux with a narrow rib. Also fine, for him. I am not sure what difference it makes really or what the logic behind it is. I also use my miroku for game and hit plenty with it.

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 Post subject: Re: Rib width
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:51 am 
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When shooting, your eyes should be focused on the target..... Not the bead, not the rib, and not the barrel, but the bird, clay, or whatever. (And it WORKS!!)

So, as far as I am concerned, it's not a big deal.

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 Post subject: Re: Rib width
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:42 pm 
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I agree with what BobK said above. The rib is nice to get you properly lined up, but your focus should be on the bird and rib size and shape are all but irrelevant.

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 Post subject: Re: Rib width
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:44 pm 
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Don't do anything to the rib that might draw your eye to it.

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 Post subject: Re: Rib width
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:10 pm 
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I shoot both wide and narrow ribbed guns and I can't say I notice the ribs when the gun is mounted. Focus on the target, remember? I do kinda' like the way my Superposed Broadway and Weatherby Olympian look with those big fat ribs, a bit macho, sort of gun Dirty Harry would use at the range. Do ya feel lucky clay? Well do ya?



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