Fitting a shotgun correctly is almost a lost art.
The once-special fitting process is documented in this great old video.
When buying a shotgun these days, most of us just shoulder one at the gun counter and decide if we like it. This incorrect way of buying a shotgun has cost us many missed shots.
This old video shared on Vintage hunting’s Facebook page shows how it was once done. A master shotgun fitter would have the shooter shoulder a special adjustable stocked shotgun. With his trained eye this gunsmith would measure what the fit should be. The shotgun the shooter buys then was quick to the shoulder and fit them well.
With the old skills of the past quickly disappearing we must as shooters and part time historians try to resurrect the methods on how to correctly buy a shotgun that fits us well. You will be paid well in more broken clay pigeons and a fuller game bag.