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I must have a weird shaped face because almost every shotgun I've used with a standard bead sight bruises the hell out of my cheek bone. The next day my cheek is swollen. My cheek bone sits right on the stock to get low enough to line up the bead in the channel correctly.

Is there a replacement stock I can buy for my 870 with a lowest angle so I get more of a 'jaw weld' than a cheek weld?
 

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That is strange. I'd like to see your form to try and diagnose a reason other than a strangely shaped face.

You might want to try a stock that has pistol grip. It takes much of the recoil off of your shoulder and places it in your hand and forearm. By splitting the recoil up like that neither part of your body feels any real amount of recoil.

You also might want to try pressing your cheek more firmly against the stock. This may seem counter intuitive if you are having brusing but having a weak cheek weld causes the stock to slap your face instead of a more smooth transition of recoil force.
 

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I think part of the problem is I have a long neck so I have to tilt my head forward to get my eye low enough.

I've tried the standard stock and a speedfeed pistol grip stock and they both do it.

At some point I'd like to replace it with a 930 SPX which looks like it has the highest up ghost ring sight which I think would fix the problem.
 

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Are you left handed? The stock is most likely cast on, which means it's curved for a right handed shooter.

Either way, a simple adjustable comb would probably solve your issue. You can do the custom route at about $200 or get a strap on style from Gander Mountain or Cabela's for example, for about $25.
 

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This could help!



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SPECS: Polymer foam, black. 6" (15cm) x 5" (12cm). 1/8" (3.1mm) or 1/4" (6.3mm) thick. Fits right and left hand stocks.
 

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Just for anyone that has the same problem and finds this thread on google or something - I bought a Hogue stock and could not be happier with it. It's the regular 14" LOP stock and fits great, the comb drop must be lower because there is no more cheek bruising no matter how I place it on the stock. Perfect height for a plain bead sight.
 

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Bump...

I'm looking for something similar, I have no problems with the 870's synthetic stock, except that I get kicked in the shoulder, but with the BlackHawk Stock, I get kicked in the cheek...

Is there a win win somewhere or do I have to choose where I want to get kicked?

I'm looking for some 1/4" 30 durometer self-adhesive neoprene but I cannot find anything softer that the 60-70 stuff, as I thought I'd just cut out a piece that fits an use it....hhhhmmmm Anybody got any ideas or solutions?

Thanks in advanced.
 

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Unload the gun.
shoulder it and get some pictures from straight on and the side.

My initial thought is you dont have enough comb height and your not able to get your cheek pressed against the gun so the gun pushes against your cheek instead of slapping it.
Also, you may have too much drop at the heal. giving more muzzle flip.

Also, what are you shooting?
 

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Being a trapshooter, I can tell you that stock fitting is a must. You can think it is one thing and it turns out to be another. You can burn up a helluva lot of money buying different things to try & fix it. Go to a stockfitter and let them measure you and fit the gun to you. In the long run, you will probably save some cash, v.s. buying a million different things to try and fix it. If you have trouble finding a stockfitter, then just hit a local Trap or Skeet shoot and for sure somebody will know one. Just my humble .02
 

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I'll throw up a couple pics of my stance and shouldering tonight when the wife gets home to take some of me.

My apologies, I'm shooting #7.5-#9 shot at the moment (learning trap) trying to get used to the gun. Not the first shotgun I've used but the first I've owned. Going out tomorrow morning to get a little more used to it.
 

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Being a trapshooter, I can tell you that stock fitting is a must. You can think it is one thing and it turns out to be another. You can burn up a helluva lot of money buying different things to try & fix it. Go to a stockfitter and let them measure you and fit the gun to you. In the long run, you will probably save some cash, v.s. buying a million different things to try and fix it. If you have trouble finding a stockfitter, then just hit a local Trap or Skeet shoot and for sure somebody will know one. Just my humble .02
Thank you, I'll check with some of the "regulars" tomorrow morning when I go get some range time. However, I'll probably be keeping the Knoxx stock on for two reasons:

1. It will fit both my wife and I since she's a lot smaller.
2. It's my HD gun at the moment so I won't be shooting it too much in the future (except to keep muscle memory) to invest in a proper fitting stock for it.

But you have a great idea if in the near future she gets her own, and in the mean-time I'll be looking around. Never thought of getting a fitted stock. Thanks !! :)
 

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sounds good.

I asked about the shot size to make sure you were busting off 100 rounds or 3" mags and feeling sore.
HAHAHA yea, well I'd expect to get flamed or something if I were to be doing that...just trying to get a good stance and shoulder it properly.

I'll still post a couple pics in an hour or two.

Thanks.
 

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Yea, if the 2 of you are sharing, then fitting isnt much of an option.

I bought this Model 12 at a yard sale for 125.00. It beat me like a rented mule. Took it to a fitter and found the LOP was 5/8" too long. After he did the work, no more sadistic beatings!! And my score jumped from 88 average to 97.

 

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Yea, if the 2 of you are sharing, then fitting isnt much of an option.

I bought this Model 12 at a yard sale for 125.00. It beat me like a rented mule. Took it to a fitter and found the LOP was 5/8" too long. After he did the work, no more sadistic beatings!! And my score jumped from 88 average to 97.

That's purdy!! Love the wood grain on it.

Ok here's a couple pics for you. From doing a little more research I think I need more drop but I don't know how to get that with the Knoxx stock. I'm thinking maybe a spacer at the back of the receiver like a sling attachment (works for both a spacer and well, sling attachment) or ?? I don't know.
 

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@Richard

Yea it kinda rings your bell. I'm finding myself putting my head up and over so I don't get knocked around. BUT...at 3:28 I see his sling attachment and it looks like it adds some drop to the stock. Might have to go grab one and see if it helps. The stock as you see in my pics rests right against my cheek bone....bad, it's still sore a tad bit today and I shot it last on 6.19.12 around 100 rounds. Gonna go do another 100 or so in a few minutes.

Might end up going the neoprene route too just to cushion the blow a bit. Other than that I like the stock, but I need an adjustable one so the wife can use the shotgun too. Hey, maybe this means some R&D for a new product? hhhmmm lol.
 
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