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Old 08-22-2019, 07:56 PM
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Hi Phillip.

Basically cast on or cast off is the amount the stock is off-set from the true sight line of the firearm - basically from the action/barrels.

Its usually easier to see on shotguns, stock cast off enables the shooter to properly shoulder the firearm and to properly align the action/barrels to his/her eye vis-a-vie the tgt. Some shotguns have extreme cast off to enable a person to shoot right handed but sight with their left eye (left eye dominance). Cast is most important on shotguns for quick/accurate game shooting on fast birds, you don't aim with a shotgun, its all judgement of speed/distance and lead, this is where cast off and a properly fitted firearm comes into its own.

See this link for examples - https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C...LJyMWNCFURlhM:

With regard to BR shooting, most use a true straight stock in order that the rifle recoils straight back. A stock with a slight cast may not recoil in a straight line.

Flip your rifle over, rest the muzzle top on something soft and carefully look down the stock towards the forearm and muzzle end. It is has any reasonable amount of cast off, you'll see it.

I hope this helps.

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To weigh your gun weigh yourself on the b-room scale then grab your rifle, hold it close and weigh again. Rifle weight is the diff.
Dont add something to try to stop the recoil. If that methodology would work everybody would have been doing it long ago.
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To weigh your gun weigh yourself on the b-room scale then grab your rifle, hold it close and weigh again. Rifle weight is the diff.
Dont add something to try to stop the recoil. If that methodology would work everybody would have been doing it long ago.
gcrank1,

You are right.
You cannot stop the recoil...even a 22LR has discernible recoil, even on a heavy BR rifle......... laws of physics.. or something like that..........
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I believe you are right, I really think the gun weighs more than 10 lbs, tried to weigh on bath room scale but that would't work, looking for heavy duty fish scales and use that.
What is CAST?

Followed your advice (I should have thought of that) and the gun weight is 11 lbs with scope on it, I knew the sucker was heavy.
Put a stop on the front of the forestock so the bag keeps gun from moving and it works like a champ, just get the rest on target and move left to right or vise versa and shoot, of course, you have to move the rest up and down.

Thanks for all the help.

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