Tweaking the fit on A new shotgun

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Tweaking the fit on A new shotgun

Postby Willie T » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:14 am

After hunting with my new 20 guage Citori a little bit and getting used to it, I spent yesterday tweaking the fit. I got the patterns striking just the way I like with no user adjustment on the mount with a few alterations. Added a spacer and recoil pad to tack on 9/16" to the length of pull and altered the pitch. Ground them to fit. Also added A bit more cast on and toed it out just a bit. Got it fitting about perfect. After everything cooled off, I removed the bead and went outside to shoot each barrel and check what I had done. I used my natural mount with no user adjustment to the gun or conscious sighting. Just looking at the target and cutting it loose when the butt hit my shoulder. I was pleased with the results.
Spacer and pad added
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Bottom barrel with IC choke in
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Top barrel with mod choke in
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Re: Tweaking the fit on A new shotgun

Postby orhunter » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:33 am

Birds will die. Lots of 'em.
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Re: Tweaking the fit on A new shotgun

Postby LongHammer » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:14 pm

Don't show this to your hunting buddies. It is nice to have an excuse once in a while. That picture looks like some real craftsmanship.
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Re: Tweaking the fit on A new shotgun

Postby Kiger2 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:30 pm

Wille T,
Good stuff!

Any chance you could repeat with full chokes in both barrels????

what distance were you shooting at?

Just curious, the results look good.
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Re: Tweaking the fit on A new shotgun

Postby Willie T » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:02 pm

Kiger, it will repeat with full. Full is what I shot to make my calculations of how much adjustment to make to the stock. At 16 yards 1/16" of stock adjustment to drop or cast will move the pattern 1", and what I initially shot to check it. That was my final results with the shotgun setup like I plan to carry it while quail hunting next week.
3/16" cast on, 1/8" toe out.
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Re: Tweaking the fit on A new shotgun

Postby Willie T » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:52 pm

LongHammer wrote:Don't show this to your hunting buddies. It is nice to have an excuse once in a while. That picture looks like some real craftsmanship.


No worries Longhammer:
sun was in my eyes,
couldn't get the safety off,
stepped in a hole,
glasses fogged up on me,
I pulled off it cause I didn't want to shoot over the dogs
Cell phone distracted me
Plenty more where those came from.....
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