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Unread 08-25-2010, 09:13 PM
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length of pull

How do you determine your length of pull?
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    Unread 08-26-2010, 01:42 PM
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    Re: length of pull

    Don't take my word on this because it is something I have read on the internet, but. Grab the rifle with your finger on the trigger in the shooting position. Bend the elbow 90 degrees. The but of the stock should just touch your upper arm below the bicep.
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    Re: length of pull

    Perhaps this will help ...





    Good luck!

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    Re: length of pull

    is 20 1/4 inches longer than average? B&C Medalist seems to fit okay for now...

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    Re: length of pull

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    Good luck!

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    Very good graphic Feenix.
    I bend my arm at 90 degrees and put the butt of the rifle right in the crotch of the bend in my arm and keeping the rifle against my verticle fore-arm, extend my finger to the trigger. I prefer the trigger to be equal to the very first joint in from the tip of my finger. 15 1/2 inches. I happen to have very long arms for an average size guy, so I always have to add length to factory rifles to be comfy. usually between 3/4 of an inch to 1 1/8 inch dpending on rifle stock.
    Typically only tall people like to shoot my rifles, and once they do they ask if I can show them how to make thiers fit them better.
    Just a warning, once you get yours fitted properly youll instantly turn into a ''gun snob'' and wont enjoy shooting anybody elses rifle as much as you enjoy shooting your own
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    Re: length of pull

    Measured wrong the first time. I remeasured and got 17 1/2 inches on my arm, but will measure Medalist when I get home...I wear button up shirts with 37" sleeves...
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    Unread 08-27-2010, 10:35 AM
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    Re: length of pull

    Thank you all for the advice.


    winmag

    How would you go about adding about three inches to a stock?
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