Raised Comb?

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  1. gglenn13

    gglenn13 Refuge Member

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    Just curious what the purpose of raised combs are, particularly the raised Comfortech comb as seen on the Benelli SuperSport. Reduced recoil to cheek? Anchor point? POI change?
     
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    Raised combs have one purpose: to adjust POI/gun fit.
    A comb that is soft enough to effectively reduce recoil to cheek is too soft to be effective as to consistent gun fit.
     
  3. Ravenanme

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    That could be true Tuleman but the reason for a higher comb is to elevate the POI ! This should be done AFTER the gun is fitted to you , making sure
    your eye is in a TRUE Line down the center of the Barrel / Rib . Note though , as to how much of the rib you see , determines how high your POI will be !
     
  4. Gander

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    I had an adjustable comb installed on my side by side. It was done to get the fit correct. You can move the comb up and down as well as side to side.
     
  5. gglenn13

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    Why would Benelli want a raised comb on their SuperSport if it makes the gun shoot more high since they already shoot high with the raised rib?
     
  6. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Is it simply raised, or is it adjustable?
     
  7. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    A raised rib doesn't necessarily make a gun shoot high. Usually it has more to do with target acquisition. Depending on the gun and person, a raised comb could be necessary to make the gun pattern as desired.
     
  8. gglenn13

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    It’s just a fixed, raised comb. The stock is modular, allowing for either a flat rubber cheek piece or the raised one that I mentioned.
     
  9. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Depending on several variables, a raised comb may be necessary. From the photos, the rib on the gun in question isn't really all that high when compared to a lot of trap guns. Guns with those freakish ribs often require extremely high comb adjustments to get the eye aligned properly, but man can you pick up a target quicker with those ribs.
     
  10. Ravenanme

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    That's it Bill , as you know , taller ribs are kinda fashionable these days over matted ribs but the idea behind them is target ( that 's Clay target ) acquisition
    with less barrel obstruction ! My KS 5 does have a tall rib but it's like a under-single , that for me , shoots 60/40 without raising the comb much . Either way
    of positioning the comb is to change the elevation of the POI . Proper Gun Fit is the starting point , then because of the games you shoot , comb adjustment
    "sometimes" will be a benefit for success !
     
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