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Everything posted by takemnow

  1. Anyone know what is the max drop and max cast Ethos has with shims?
  2. Agree with the previous post. I have a Vizsla- my first hunting dog. I referenced the breeder and felt good about them and the quality of dog. My dog is going to be 9 and I have nothing but good things to say about my dog and the breeder - they were phenomenal in terms of support. I went to seminars, read books etc. The most helpful resource I found for my dog ( a pointing breed) was George Hickox's tapes on bird dogs. However, I will also tell you that I ended up using a hodge podge of techniques to train my dog. No one system will necessarily work for you and each expert has good techniques that you may find helpful. Bottom line is that we ( my son who is now 13 and I ) were able to train our dog living in an urban area and now have an accomplished gun dog with both Junior and Senior Hunter titles and several field test ribbons. Most of all, we have a great family pet that is a joy to hunt over or to spend time with at home. If we can do it , so can you. Patience is the key. good luck.
  3. Thanks for the advice. The cast shims are only DX (cast off for Rt hand shooter) and SX for left hand shooter ( cast on). Those are your only cast options and the gun is already cast off for a right hander. Problem is I need more cast off than the shim provides since I am still shooting to the left of the point of aim. Regarding the chokes- I thought about it but I gotta say that I don't think I should have to invest in other choke tubes after spending $1500 for a gun. This is the age old problem of buying a gun off the rack- they fit the average guy and they don't fit everyone else. Wood stock guns can be modified, as I have with my old Browning 425 sporting clays. Synthetic stock- you are stuck with the shims that you have and that is it. I may have to sell it and get a wood stock field gun and modify accordingly. I appreciate the posts and am open to any other ideas anyone may have. I really do like the gun in terms of the balance, swing, less recoil ( yeah that comfortec stuff really does work) and ease of breaking it down. I would hate to get rid of it.
  4. Have a new SBE II that patterns POI consistently several inches to the left of center from the point of aim. I shoot right handed. Did the pattern with mod Benelli choke and factory load # 8 Winchester target loads at 30 yds.. The amount of shot above and below the center of impact is perfect. Since the gun shoots to the left, I am crushing targets flying right to left. Of course, I have more difficulty with the left to right birds as a result. To be honest, I don't want to have to think about which way I am shooting and have 2 different leads stored in my head depending on which direction I am shooting. I am a wingshooter and want the gun to shoot where I look. I have searched posts here and am well aware about the shim kit modifications, but that would only help me if my POI was Hi of Low. The gun is already set up with "cast on" from the factory. Anyone have any suggestions as how to correct this problem? THANKS!
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