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Thread: How do I measure lop?

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    Boolit Master corvette8n's Avatar
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    How do I measure lop?

    How do I measure lop on a rifle

    And how does one measure the shooter
    to determime what lop is the most correct.

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    Comfort and fast handling...
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    Boolit Master

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45nut View Post

    Comfort and fast handling...
    Nice illustration there. Clear and concise.

    To determine the LOP that is right for you, bend your arm and place the end of a yardstick in the bend of your elbow of your trigger finger side arm. Measure from the bend of the elbow to the first joint of your trigger finger. Presto that's your LOP

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    Boolit Master corvette8n's Avatar
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    thanks guys, I knew I'd get a quick quality answer here.

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    Boolit Man
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    The LOP is not an exact number when you are talking about an actual measurement change. In theory, it is just as previously illustrated. However, it is affected by the thickness of one's clothing.

    If you measure your LOP on a bare arm with a Tee-shirt, you gun will be too long for you when you put on your down coat and go duck hunting: much too much clothing thickness to be correct. So when you measure your length of pull, meaure with the clothing on that you intend to wear hunting. Then you can have your gunsmith cut the stock, if needed.

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    Boolit Master Char-Gar's Avatar
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    I would agree the LOP is not an exact number that can be determined by formula. The amount of clothing will have a bearing as will the the type of firearm, the type of sight and how the individual mounts the firearm and where he places his face on the comb will also factor in.

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