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Drop and Cast???

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Stock dimensions.

Drop at heel - distance below line of sight at the back end of the stock

Drop at comb - distance below line of sight at the front of the stock

Cast (cast on, cast off) "bending" the stock to the right or left for right-handed or left-handed shooters, allowing the dominant eye to fall squarely behind the barrel.

Pitch - the angle of the buttpad relative to the axis of the barrels.

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You will find those and more shotgun definitions on the "Sticky" near the top titled, "(Hopefully) useful shotgun definitions".
texastea02 - Next, pay a visit to Rollin's web site and treat yourself to a copy of his book, "Stock Fitting Secrets." It is a real eye-opener for the new shooter, as well as for anyone who has had plenty of experience shooting but never had a gun that really fit them - Oswald's book tells you how, and once you do you will never go back.

Another great resource is Bob Brister's excellent book "Shotgunning: The Art and the Science." ... rodID=2346 (also available used from
Thank you, Sidelock. Your kind words about the book are appreciated.
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