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Why when looking at the pros in various photos they all look like thier LOP is very short for them? I always thought that LOP should be about two fingers width from the tip of the nose to the thumb knuckle.

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In the end, it comes down to what works for you. Two fingers. Three fingers. If you are going to be taking high incoming or birds directly over-head, more pull will be better than less. When looking at photographs, understand that if the camera's shutter is pressed just as the shot is fired, recoil will move the gun back making pull appear shorter than as measured. You can check this out for yourself by mounting the gun and applying simulated recoil with your muscles.
If you bonk your beak, add pull.
 

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Why when looking at the pros in various photos they all look like thier LOP is very short for them? I always thought that LOP should be about two fingers width from the tip of the nose to the thumb knuckle.

Thanks in advance for your input
I don't know what this means: "two fingers width from the tip of the nose to the thumb knuckle"

Anyway, LOP is not determined by measurements such as that, rather it is determined by firing a try gun while assuming a proper stance and mounting the gun properly. Unless a shooter is hunched over with his head down or to one side, I couldn't tell if there's anything wrong with the LOP from a photo.
 
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