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I recently took time to pattern some sxs that I had ( happily and somewhat successfully) hunted with the last couple years, to my surprise they shot extremely low when sighted right down the rib. Basically 100% low for me. If I raise the comb and just, should I dare say , “just shoot them“ I still shoot them ok for hunting. Is this common for sxs’s?
 

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It is not common for TODAY'S guns. But it IS common for older SXSs. They were made to be shot with head erect, as was the practice and style in the early 1900s, and have "excessive" drop at comb and drop at heel (compared with today's guns). I grew up with these older SXS guns, and can shoot them fine (as apparently you can, as well, if you don't snugly put your cheek tightly on the stock to "pattern them").
 

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c. 1900 shooters were just as likely to "crawl the stock" as shooters today

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Stick-on stock pads come in different thicknesses, and do work to raise the POI.
 
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