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 Post subject: Adding an Adjustable Butt Plate
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:12 am 
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I want to add a Graco adjustable butt Plate to my Citori XS Skeet. Not the one with the adjustment for LOP. I do not want my stock cut. My present pad was 15/16" thick when new and the butt plate is 3/8" thick. If I go with a 1/2" thick pad, am I correct that my LOP should end up 1/16" longer than as is (assuming that the old pad has not compressed)?
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 Post subject: Re: Adding an Adjustable Butt Plate
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:21 pm 
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If you're asking about your math then no, you're not correct.
A 1/2" pad (aka 4/8") plus a 3/8" plate equals 7/8", aka 14/16". So you'd be 1/16" shorter than you current 15/16" LOP.


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 Post subject: Re: Adding an Adjustable Butt Plate
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:45 pm 
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In addition I don’t think you’ll miss the 1/16” of an inch. Especially if you are adding the pad adjuster to drop the pad lower. Often times the lower the pad drops your head moves more upright thus moving your head back on the stock.

So your needed length of pull becomes shorter.

But I wouldn’t overthink it.

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 Post subject: Re: Adding an Adjustable Butt Plate
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:06 pm 
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I should have known not to trust my math. That bit about dropping the pad moving the head allowing a more upright head is really helpful and makes some sense. I am interested in the pad adjuster precisely because I have a long neck that lends itself to canting.

Embarrassed that I figured the LOP would lengthen, when it will actually shorten 1/16". I wish my shooting was so precise that 1/16 made a dif.

Thanks both. I am probably going to go with one of the better local stock smiths and pay for a fitting so as to see whether pitch needs adjustment.


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 Post subject: Re: Adding an Adjustable Butt Plate
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:24 pm 
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Some pad adjusters are thicker than others. So the math doesn’t matter! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Adding an Adjustable Butt Plate
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:14 pm 
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Probably cheaper than a pad adjuster would be a taller rib. I've done several DIY ones for folks using either 1/4" or 3/8" hardwood and two-sided tape. Paint it black, use a miter box to put a little taper on the back, cut to length and give it a go.


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 Post subject: Adding an Adjustable Butt Plate
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:52 pm 
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An adjustable pad doesn’t change the relationship between your eye and the rib though.

Often times a rib change can help if you’re too high on the gun.

A pad adjuster helps more with a toe out change and or a pad drop to account for a longer neck as the OP mentioned.



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