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Old 05-07-2018, 12:50 PM   #1
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When I shoulder my SBT I donít get a flat sight plane like I do on my hunting Parkerís. The not very well taken picture give you an idea what I see. Is this common for SBTís?
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Mike are the stock dimensions higher on that gun than your other Parkers? Normally the dimensions of the stock affect the sight plane when you shoulder the gun.
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Yes, the comb is raised.
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Common configuration for a trap gun. That sight picture will result in shooting high, which is what the trapshooters want, since the target is rising while it is being shot
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Common configuration for a trap gun. That sight picture will result in shooting high, which is what the trapshooters want, since the target is rising while it is being shot
That makes sense. I knew there was a reason.
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Looks like the sight plane on a repro.
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Built in lead for rising targets.
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I would not worry about it unless your missing a whole lot. Obviously if your shooting a dedicated trap gun, on a trap course then scoring matters to you. There maybe some minor tweaks to shooting style with that particular gun that you may want to pay attention to like getting gun stock higher on the cheek. Just need to play with it to see what works for you. Besides your not suppose to really see the barrel or sight plane anyway. if you do when shooting that means your aiming which leads to misses on moving targets.

I have also seen some trap guns with elevated ribs that will lower where muzzle points and the poi so that the shot is underneath the target as it is going away. If your looking at a whole lot of barrel then it could mean your shooting high and over the target. Btw from what I understand about trap is that even though targets are rising they are still going away and you want gun to shoot underneath. You never want to miss shooting high and over the top.

If it bugs you then try the old soda straw trick and tape it to the barrel. That might help you understand the reference points. Good luck and the fun of it is you get to figure it out.

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They are quite different. It’s hard for me to change sight pictures my SxS Parker’s to my SBT. No doubt the high comb float the bird picture is best for trap shooting on rising targets. Never figured out how to switch. Thats why I listed the SBT for sale. Trap targets I hit better with same SXS gun I use for clays.

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Mike - your sight picture should not look like that.
The 'ramped' ventilated rib and the rib itself are positioned on the barrel to 'build in' the elevation of the POI for your shot pattern to impact a rising trap target. If you plan to keep the gun you should consider modifying the comb to bring the rib more in line with your eye.





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