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    Comparing two shotguns w.r.t fit

    @12Gauge and other shotgun experts.

    I have an over/under shotgun perfectly fitted to me with dimensions:
    Gun #1:
    LOP: 14 1/4
    DOC: 1.75 in
    DOH: 2.5 in
    pitch : neutral

    I have got hold of a semi auto shotgun, which is synthetic stock(unfortunately), with following measurements:
    Gun#2:
    LOP: 14 1/4
    DOC : 1.375 in
    DOH: 2.5 in
    pitch : positive

    Can the experts guide me how to shim/modify the synthetic stock for Gun#1 dimensions, here only drop at comb is off by a good .4 in, which is a lot.
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    AoA Brother.

    i could be wrong but you can easily add a shim made out of rubber (my personal favorite=synthetic football leather courtesy of Denovo sb) and fix it using double tape.

    Keep following in mind:

    1. Shim is not a permanent solution. It will move and will eventually come off.

    2. Shim can also change your cast so do not go overboard with this. Just use a small strip of whatever material.

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    I've known people who have even used a toothpick as a makeshift shim. But for a more permanent solution, try a piece of aluminum. A slice off a pop can (maybe folded over) should be perfect since not a lot of shim should be needed to get .4" of drop. You can crank down hard on it and it won't compress or degrade over time.

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    @12Gauge, this shim is supposed to go between reciever and stock, right?
    Can you see the 2nd gun's slope is too much at comb.
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    Yes, between the stock and receiver. Shim the top side for more drop and on the bottom for less.

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