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wahoo
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:58 pm  Reply with quote



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For those of you who have an affection with those fine made German built shotguns, I would like to know if you care for those that were done with the monte carlo style comb stocks. I have been interested in acquiring one of the German built guns, but most I come across have that built-up style comb, and I'm leery of those.

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sneem
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:04 pm  Reply with quote



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Not sure you actually mean a raised Monte Carlo comb. Do you mean the cheekpiece on the side of the stock? I am not sure the raised comb is that common on Germanic guns, while the side cheekpiece is on virtually all of them.
I have an Austrian SxS made in Ferlach with the side cheekpiece. Truthfully, I never notice it while shooting. So functionally it is not significant. It may be a help in keeping my head on the wood, but it certainly is not a detriment.
However, aesthetically I like it. I find the cheekpiece and the heavy game scene engraving marks it look authentic.
If all else is good, I would not have much concern over the cheekpiece.

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Carlos
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:24 pm  Reply with quote



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I agree with sneem. They look good and they do not interfere with shooting.
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Carlos
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:25 pm  Reply with quote



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I agree with sneem. They look good and they do not interfere with shooting.
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Montana16
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:41 pm  Reply with quote



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I have a Merkel 200E with a checkpiece and I like it. Lines up well and fits great.
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Cheesy
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:39 am  Reply with quote



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I don't notice the cheekpiece on my German 16.

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old colonel
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:44 pm  Reply with quote
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My first 16 was a traditional German stocked 16 of my fatherís

Other than being over choked it presented no problems as I practiced with it. My brother now has the gun.

The cheek piece cut in provides cast as opposed to bending the stock as in my English guns.

You can get more gun for the money accepting the German style stock.

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Dave in Maine
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:38 pm  Reply with quote



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The only drawback to the cheekpieces ("Baecke", in German) is that they are either right-handed or left-handed. Shooting a gun with a cheekpiece which is wrong-sided for you is not ... useful. If you're a lefty it can take a while to find a gun with a left-hander's cheekpiece.
That said, I have a 16x16 / 8x57R drilling with a cheekpiece appropriate for my left-handed shooting. Even though it is heavy (compared to my doubles) it carries well and shoots where I point it. And it's kinda comfortable when I put my cheek on it, as opposed to some guns with excessively sharp combs.

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