Adjusting butt plate during match?

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by martinw, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. martinw

    martinw New Member

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    Is anyone from the top ft-shooters adjusting their butt plates during matches ?
    I was thinking of height adjustments depending on sitting/kneeling/standing.
     
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    pixybasher New Member

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    Hi Martinw,

    I wouldn't say I'm a top FT shooter Martin but I don't do too bad,I never adjust anything on my EV2 but I have seen someone adjust there butt pad once when taking a stander.

    Regards Nigel

    South Devon
     
  3. RobF

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    I do. Up and downhill shots plus kneelers and standers really require it.
    Better to have a rifle naturally point on target than being forced there.
     
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    Can an allen key be used...or does it have to be a permanent attachment to adjust? eg knob man screw.
     
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    allen keys are used for those that dont know Knobman:)


    I know quite a few do yes. Makes the difference on steep uphill and downhill shots.
    Standers i drop my butthook usually, though i did forget once in Norway:(

    Not to self for worlds 2013 lol:D
     
  6. RobF

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    Can use an Allen key. You are just adjusting not adding/removing. Knobs make it faster and easier though especially once the clock has started. But on bfta rules I'll have a good fiddle beforehand if I think it needs it and do some Npa checks first.
     
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    Always move the butthook down for standers. Also, if im shooting downhill I'll move my butthook down.
     
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    Yep. Rule of thumb. If you want muzzle to point up move butt up. Try it :)
     
  9. Neil

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    Move my butt hook constantly, for every change of discipline and change of angle of the shot. Quite often move it between shots on the same lane.

    If your hook fits properly then it has to be moved, if it doesn't fit properly then you will move it in your shoulder to achieve the same thing.
     
  10. martinw

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    Can someone help with measurements?
    (I understand it will be different for me depending on height/width/length)

    Flat ground: 1-sitting, 2-kneeling, 3-standing...
     
  11. Conor

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    Get down to your club and ask an experienced top grade shooter, no one on here will be able to answer your question without seeing you hold the gun in each position.
    It depends on didy dimensions like body type, build, shoulder size, length of neck, height of scope, depth of forend, and of course the angle if the target.

    For me, I constantly move mine to suit the terrain and target.

    I never used to move mine until 2.5yrs ago when I had a debilitating shoulder problem which when traced by physio came from an incorrectly positioned butt hook. ;)
     
  12. martinw

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    Problem with going down to my club and watching experienced top grade shooters is that i live in sweden.:)
    Nice country, but twenty years behind when it comes to ft...


    Can someone tell their settings so i have something to start with?
     
  13. Conor

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    Start with it half way on the attachment rail. Move it up/down gradually and see if it feels better sitting. You will find a position which is most comfortable and relaxed, make note or mark position with pen.
    Do the same for kneeling and standing, you can do this in the kitchen, get someone to take a photo for each position just to see the subtle difference the butt position can make.

    Usually a lower position suits standing.

    Top tip here; Try the butt plate without the hook this will help find best position.;)
     

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