Best of the Best
On a rare occasion such as this, I have the opportunity to review several different products at the same time. And, as you’ll find, these three products are some of, if not the best products in their field.
Precision Fit Stocks made in Pueblo, CO, solve several problems in different applications. In running the I.T.I. shotgun shooting school in NM, I see that over 80% of the people coming to learn to shoot better come with guns that don’t fit them. That’s a major problem for any student and for the instructor as well. If they can’t mount the gun to the proper and same point each time they aren’t going to hit anything very often. Eye and proper gun alignment is essential to becoming a consistently good shot. Some shooters come with guns that fit pretty well and enable them to shoot fairly well. I can show them what the proper sight picture should look like and help them make adjustments to shoot well. But sometimes, the shooters come with guns that don’t even come close to fitting them properly. I had a couple from a nearby state come to me this spring with guns like that. At that time, I wish I had a Precision Fit stock for one of my guns so they could have used it and shot better than they did.
Precision Fit has solved the problem for me with students that come with guns that don’t fit them properly. I had a Browning receiver that I wasn’t using since it was left over from making a carrier barrel for one of my Browning competition shotguns for shooting the sub gages in skeet. I just removed the wood stock from the receiver and mounted the Precision Fit to it and it only took a few minutes to complete the operation. Then I made all the necessary adjustments for the stock to fit me properly so I could test it. The stock has many features, which make it ideal for shooting a pre-mounted gun or low gun. It works fine for teaching a child or an adult, as the length of pull can be adjusted considerably. Another important feature is the weight of the stock can be changed to fit the shooter as well. There is a 6 oz. weight already mounted on the stock, which I leave there for my own personal shooting. But if a smaller or lighter weight person is using the gun or a child is using the gun, all the additional weight can be removed or a 4 oz. weight can replace the heaver one.
What’s nice about having a stock that will fit several barrel systems is that I can have a person shooting a 28” or a 30” barrel. I can also have an adult or child shooting a 12 Ga. or any sub gage in the carrier barrel, which keeps the guns weight down for smaller people who might need to shoot a smaller gage because of the reduced recoil they produce. This makes it a perfect tool to have as a part of any shotgun shooting school. No instructor should be without a system like this.
Another useful feature Precision Fit provides is that once you have custom fitted the gun to the student, and he is shooting well with it, you can then take the measurements off the stock and give it to him so he can then have all the necessary information for a gun fitter to fit his own gun to him. It’ll save the student and the gun fitter a lot of time and money.
Just about every adjustment you can think of can be preformed on the Precision Fit stock. You can adjust the comb for height, lateral adjustment, rotation adjustment, angularity adjustment, cast adjustment, tilt adjustment and it can be moved forward or back. The comb can be set up as a Monte Carlo, straight, sporting or field stock. The length of pull can be set anywhere from 13” to 16”. The stock can be weighted to fit the shooter, be they child, teenager or adult. The butt plate can be adjusted side to side, cast on or cast off, along with up and down heel and toe adjustment. You can even adjust the amount of felt recoil. Combined with a KickEez recoil pad, you can shoot 500 rounds in a half-day and never feel a thing. If you’re a shooter that can’t take a lot of recoil or if you’re a shooter that gets chopped in the cheek from your gun, this stock will eliminate the problem for you.
If you have a gun you love, but it doesn’t fit you properly or your having a hard time shooting it because of the recoil, than Precision Fit Stocks has the answer for you. I’ve had three different adults use the system recently because their O/U didn’t fit them properly. Every one of them loved what I was able to do for them because they noticed how much better they shot and more targets they broke using a gun that really fit them along with the proper instruction. They also loved it because they didn’t have to deal with recoil as well. One pre-teen has used the system as well shooting a 28 Ga., and his parents were amazed as to how well he was shooting for the first time.
Precision Fit stocks solve a variety of problems for the shooter. It enables the person to become part of the gun while at the same time being more comfortable while shooting. If you have a fitting problem with your gun or a comfort problem because of recoil or cheek chop, Precision Fit will eliminate the problem for you. You should investigate their stocks to make your shooting more enjoyable and successful.
If your going to be using the stock as an additional stock for an existing gun you’ll want a case for the stock, fore end and the extra parts and tools for making adjustments. SKB makes a great case as shown in the photos that is # 3616 that will also hold two sets of barrels as well. It has plenty of room to handle and hold everything you’ll need to use it in conjunction with another gun.
Comp-N-Choke of Sylanvia, GA produces some of the best looking and most effective choke tubes in the industry. Over the years I’ve shot a lot of different factory and after-market tubes, but nothing has impressed me as much as the Comp-N-Choke tubes. Not only do they come in a variety of finishes/colors to compliment your gun, they are the most effective as well. In just about any type of competition be it skeet, trap, or sporting, I like to shoot 8.5 size shot rather than just plain 8’s. I believe in pattern density, and you get around an extra 60 (7/8 load) to 80 (1 1/8 load) pellets by dropping down a half size. In real competition I’ll shoot Fiocchi 1 1/8 oz loads of 8 ½’s. In practice, I’ll shoot reloads of 7/8 oz., 1 oz., of 8 ½’s depending on what I’m shooting. The reason I shoot lighter loads in practice is the less recoil and the smaller kill zone and shorter shot string you get by reducing the load by 1/8 oz. of shot. By dropping down 1/8 oz of shot you reduce the kill zone by about 2 to 3 inches in the diameter and shorten the shot string. So if you had a kill zone of 24” with a specific choke constriction at a specific yardage with 1 1/8 oz of shot, it would be reduced to 18” with only 7/8 oz. of shot. What might have been a chip with 1 1/8 oz. would be a clean miss with 7/8 oz. Its just good training. It requires that you really focus on the target. Then in competition, in the heat of battle, if you are just a little off, you’ll still get a chip rather than a miss.
So what has all this to do with Comp-N-Choke? Well, I’ve never seen choke tubes give such consistent patterns right out to the edge of the kill zone as what theirs will do. No little holes where a mini could sneak through or an on edge crosser or going away standard target could slip through. Real uniform pattern density whether it was reloads or factory ammunition. On a real windy day I might be forced to shoot some 8’s or 7 ½’s, so I checked out some different shot sizes as well and they preformed as well as the smaller sized shot.
Their chokes have a little longer area of constriction that most other chokes and I think that helps in giving the uniform patterns along with the fact that the slots in the choke are designed to slow down the wad to remove it from the shot string more rapidly so it isn’t driven into the shot string. This eliminates your flyers and makes a much denser pattern. The slot porting helps reduce the felt recoil and reduce the muzzle jump as well. All that and great looking chokes as well. If your gun has some gold accents or inlay, you’ll want to get their Gold Titanium Nitride coated chokes, as they’ll really dress up your gun. They also have them available in Stainless Steel, Black or Camo.
Comp-N-Choke, Attn: Charlie Boswell, 925 Waynesboro Hwy., Sylvania, GA 30467, www.comp-n-choke.com, 888-875-7906, 1-912-829-4614
SKB Corp., 1607 O’Donnell Way, Orange, CA 92867, www.skbcases.com, 1-800-654-5992