The importance of a gun fit.
A well-fitting stock can greatly improve your shooting experience. Here are some important things to consider about rifle stock fit:
-The comb on many stocks is too low, making it difficult to align the eye with a scope consistently.
-The length of pull is often too short on standard rifles. This can result in more felt recoil and require the shooter to adjust their posture to fit the rifle.
-On the other hand, if the length of pull is too long, it can make mounting the rifle slower and cause it to get caught on clothing or other obstacles.
Having the proper cheek weld is important for reducing felt recoil. It allows you to rest your cheek consistently on the stock and apply the same pressure, which helps you use the scope effectively. If your cheek is not in the right position on the stock, you might experience a painful slap on the face, especially when shooting from a bench. To address this issue, a cheek pad is often added to rifles to align the shooter's eye with the optic and achieve a proper cheek weld. However, if you use both scopes and iron sights on your rifle, it becomes a challenge because you need to stock the rifle for the lower iron sights and make adjustments when using the scope.
Another aspect that many rifles don't get right is the length of pull (LOP). Measuring the LOP can be tricky since people have different arm lengths, and other factors like height and weight come into play. When you fit the gun to the shooter, you make sure the gun matches the shooter's body and their ability to coordinate their eyes and hands. This helps the shooter aim the gun properly at the target and increase the chances of hitting it successfully.
This includes adjusting the length of the stock and ensuring the shooter's head is in the correct position to use the sights effectively. A key factor in successful shooting is having a natural point-of-aim, which means being able to hold the rifle in a way that the muzzle points directly at the target with minimal muscle strain. This greatly helps in shooting the rifle successfully. The ideal length of the stock depends on the shooting position you choose. Different shooting positions, like shooting from a prone position or from a bench, change the way your head is positioned on the stock and in relation to the scope.
To address these issues, GRS integrates the Speedlock system in the stocks. This allows for easy adjustment of both the cheek piece height and the length of pull with a simple button click, accommodating all shooters and various shooting conditions.
GRS offers precision, consistency, and confidence, which is all you need for a successful shot.
The decisive thing to execute the perfect shot is, in short, the recoil absorption. Having the correct length of pull and proper cheek support adds stability to your shooting position; thus, the recoil is transferred to the body correctly every time you shoot. The key to adequate cheek support is to relax your neck and arms, and an off-center and angled-out grip makes for a great trigger finger placement and frees a lot of tension in your arm. You build up your shooting position from the tip of your toes all the way up. Many people use their bodies to move the rifle, resulting in a change in the shooting position, reinforcing the recoil.
When setting yourself up in an optimal shooting position, it is crucial to consider breathing techniques. Take a deep breath in and out a couple of times - it gives you a lot of oxygen in your blood. You then exhale halfway, get a natural pause after 5-6 seconds - and then the shot goes off. If you exhale completely, you get the breathing reflex faster, so you only exhale halfway. If you take too long to fire after exhaling halfway, you must acknowledge and repeat the cycle. Methodical and mechanical.
Breathe, aim, relax and squeeze the shot. A good trigger should have an even build-up; if you do it right, the shot should come without you knowing exactly when. If you build it up correctly, the rifle slams, and you know it is a good shot.