I've always done just fine with most factory length stocks.How do you choose the LOP so it works fairly well with most shooting positions...???
I've always done just fine with most factory length stocks.
If you want a custom length make a bend your arm at 90 degrees and curl your trigger finger like you're pulling a trigger and measure from there to the crotch of your elbow and that will get you very close.
If having the perfect length is essential you can get most stocks with an adjustable LOP or have it added.
I find that setting proper eye relief on your scope and being aware of the changes in same when shooting at angles and adjusting for same to be far more important than stock length.
OK......so if I understand correctly "Eye Relief" is more important then being able to reach the trigger. This has not been my experience, especially at kissy'face distance with dangerous game.
I also notice that there is an assumption that "ALL" Long Range Hunting is only done with optic enhanced firearms.
I am not trying to be a "Troll", I am questing for some information. Yes.....the manufactures so'called average LOP works fine for me when I am dressed for 80 degree weather assuming no backpack is worn. Try to mount a average LOP while wearing a high quality backpack and I can just touch the "Back" of the trigger. Now add in clothing for -45 degree weather while riding 50 MPH on a snow machine and it is hard to even touch the very back of the trigger guard, let alone the trigger it's self.
Now before I start chopping up a $400.00 stock.....I hope to gather as much information as possible.
Since your conditions change to the amount of clothing consider an adjustable stock. That way it can be adjusted to the amount of clothing you’re using
How do you choose the LOP so it works fairly well with most shooting positions...???
No rifle without an adjustable stock will be perfect for every position, it's just not physically possible.Specifically I am asking about the LOP differences for different shooting positions. Lets pretend you are at a custom stock builder, and they have a "Master Fitter" who will fit you for the perfect stock fit for shooting "Prone".
You get that stock and it is "Perfect" for shooting Prone position. You are so happy, that you go back and ask to be fitted for a custom stock for a rifle that you will only ever shoot from either at bench or shoot "Off Hand" position. You receive this stock and it is "Perfect".
Question: when you measure the LOP of each......will they be exactly the same....???
If one is shorter, which one is shorter......and roughly by how much shorter...???
If we repeated this for ten thousand men, what would the "Average" discovered distance be, for overall variance for most men....for those two shooting positions....???
I have lived in Alaska for 48 of the 71 years of my life. Early on I learned that the perfect LOP for summer dress is much longer then what works when wearing several inches of arctic clothing in the winter. So I have summer rifles and winter rifles. I also have PH rifles that are LOP half way between Summer and/or Winter LOP, but they have a very-very rounded "Heel" for quick snag-free mounting.
I have just purchased my first designated "Long Range Rifle", and for it to work summer and winter I'll need to shorten the LOP. Now add in that in my 62 years of rifle hunting, I can't remember even shooting prone when hunting, this is mostly because of snow depth, and tall vegetation in the summer.
But I would like to know what is the average difference for most hunters choice of LOP for shooting Prone or Off-Hand, so I can factor this into my LOP decision.
Thanks for any information on this subject, as I am new to Long Range Hunting.