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Old 04-19-2017, 8:08 PM
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I've been trying to shoot trap with my dad's old Remington 1100 20 gauge and target shoot with a .22 rifle. The LOP on the 1100 is 13.75 inches and the Savage Mark II LOP is 13.5 inches (I think.) Both of these guns are uncomfortable for me to aim and shoot. A couple days ago at a gun shop I held an older used shotgun with a 15 inch LOP and it felt much more comfortable to shoulder and aim. Could that be my problem, the LOP? I'm 6 foot 1 with a somewhat long torso and arms, but isn't 15 inches considered to be an extremely long length of pull? Do they even make guns with a 15 inch LOP anymore?
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Old 04-19-2017, 8:58 PM
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LOP is critical. At least to shoot well comfortably, or with a rifle, to avoid scope eye.

15" LOP would be a bit longer than normal. A friend of mine had that problem. I gave him a Limb Saver slip on pad to try (adds 1" to LOP). Problem solved.
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Old 04-19-2017, 9:05 PM
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Have you measured ?

http://accurateinnovations.com/options/length-of-pull/

15" is long but not unheard of.
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Have you measured ?

http://accurateinnovations.com/options/length-of-pull/

15" is long but not unheard of.
^^^Not the best way to measure LOP, it does not take stance, form and body type into account.

When the gun is mounted you should have about a two finger space between your grip hand thumb and your nose. I'm 6'3" and find a 14.5" LOP is about perfect for me. I shoot with a guy about the same size as me, he uses a 15.25" LOP and it works well for him.
Several guns come from the factory with a 14.75" LOP, Zoli and Caesar Guerini are two, so 15" is not all that unusual.
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:31 PM
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Starslinger, In my misspent youth I had one friend that shot skeet and hunted upland a bunch. He was something like 6' 6" or 6'7" and had arms long enough his knuckles drag on the ground.
He shot a 12gauge Winchester m12, with a stock length pushing close to 16 inches and he complained it was to short.
A big guy with a big shotgun (30" barrel)
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For a few $, try a Limb Saver slip on pad. It will add 1" to your guns LOP.
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