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Knoxx SpecOps folder and cheek weld

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by cpelliott, Sep 12, 2010.


  1. cpelliott

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    I tried out my new Knoxx SpecOps folding stock on my Maverick 88 18.5" 12 gauge this weekend. The recoil reducing feature seems to work well.

    When preparing to shoot it, I noticed that in order to get a sight picture, you can't get a cheek weld. You have to put it against your jaw and roll your head over to the sight. I felt like if the stock rose any when firing, it would hurt my jaw. My target was only 7 yards so I moved my head an inch away before firing. Who has one of these stocks? Am I just being a baby with not wanting to have my jaw hooked over the top of the wire? Any other hints on the best way to fire it?
     
  2. aippi

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    Yes, go to www.aiptactical.com and read the link "Breaking in the 870", Yes I know it is not an 870 Mossberg guys. On that page I go into how to shoot the SpecOps. You don't lay your face over, you raise the weapon up to your line of sight. the page explains all this.

    Read that and try those things and have a blast (pun intended) and be safe
     

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    aippi,

    Thanks so much for the link! It has great information on it!

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    +1

    I want to echo what srggator said above.

    I've intuited to a large extent on the proper form and technique for using the SpecOps stock by practicing with the ones on my Mossberg 500 and NEF Pardner, but it's really nice having an organized and articulate manual of arms. It really helps to "fill in the blanks." :)

    Thanks, aippi!

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    "When preparing to shoot it, I noticed that in order to get a sight picture, you can't get a cheek weld. You have to put it against your jaw and roll your head over to the sight. I felt like if the stock rose any when firing, it would hurt my jaw. My target was only 7 yards so I moved my head an inch away before firing. Who has one of these stocks? Am I just being a baby with not wanting to have my jaw hooked over the top of the wire? Any other hints on the best way to fire it?"


    Hmm, seems I've read this somewhere before and I got the same answers...
    Aippi's site is great and his story about how to handle a shotgun is spot on but it's based on Remingtons 870 which is a cool gun= I have one of those too with the Knoxx stock. The Remington 870 has a natural bend at the comb (where the stock bolts up kinda points down), the Mossbergs point straight back. Put a straight stock on the Mossberg and you can't look at the bead site without touching the stock with your face (or is this just for us guys with big heads?).

    Two things that are helping me:

    This kit only came with one 1/4" drop shim (the other 3 are for raising the stock?)= I'm going to buy another set and try lowering it somemore.

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    With this set up, if you keep your head back you can keep most of the butt of the gun on the shoulder where it belongs= the less butt on your shoulder the harder the kick in one small spot.

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    A larger and taller bead site also helps:

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    #5 gnepig, Sep 16, 2010
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