SKB Shotguns
85TSS Stock Specifications

The 85TSS Tournament Stocks are designed to provide the shooter with a quick handling, responsive fit.  A shotgun's "fit" is determined by the physical dimensions of the buttstock relative to the shooter's physique.  These dimensions determine how fast the shooter can mount and accurately point the shotgun at a moving target.  Stock dimensions affect how the shotgun is positioned in the shooter's hands and shoulder, against the shooter's cheek, and the alignment of the shooter's eye to the sighting plane.  Recognizing that each shotgun discipline has different requirements, and recognizing the need to "fit" our customers, tournament stocks are available in four styles; Sporting Clays, Skeet, Trap Standard and Trap Monte Carlo.  All are available with either a "fixed comb" or an "adjustable comb".  Also, a select number of models are available with High Grade Wood as an optional feature. 

All 85TSS tournament stocks feature a forward sweeping pistol grip with a tight radius curve.  This places the shooter’s hand closer to the trigger and aligns the wrist in a more natural and comfortable position.  This enhances the shooter’s ability to swing and control the shotgun

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Sporting Clay - Skeet Models - Trap Models

The Sporting Clays, Trap Standard, and Trap Monte Carlo tournament stocks have been cut with a parallel comb that has a neutral cast at the heel.  The advantages are two fold; the alignment of the shooter’s eye to the sighting plane does not change along the entire length of the comb, and the recoil of the shotgun does not direct the stock up into the shooter’s cheek.  The fixed comb Skeet configuration retains the more traditional dimensions of a sloping comb stock.

 

 

 

The stocks length of pull (LOP) gives consideration to the general size of the shooter, and the forward or rearward placement of the shooter’s cheek on the comb of the stock.

The drop at comb (DAC) and heel (DAH) is the distance measured from an imaginary horizontal line extending back from the sighting plane of the shotgun.  When the shooter's cheek is resting on the comb, these dimensions affect the alignment of the shooter’s eye either above or below the horizontal line of the sighting plane.

The thickness of the comb, and the cast of the stock’s comb determine the left or right positioning of the shooter's eye relative to the centerline of the sighting plane.  The “Cast at the Toe” shifts the butt pad position to conform with the muscular structure of the chest and shoulder.  The radius of the pistol grip, and the length of trigger pull (LOTP) determines the positioning of the shooter’s hand, affecting both control and comfort.

 

 

Stock Dimensions

SPORTING CLAYS

LOP LOTP DAC DAH DAM
Fixed Comb 14 1/2" 3 5/8" 1 5/8" 1 5/8" N/A
Adjustable Comb 14 1/2" 3 5/8" 1 3/4" 1 3/4" N/A
Buttpad Pachmayr SC 100    size:  0.8"
 
SKEET
  LOP LOTP DAC DAH DAM
Fixed Comb 14 3/8" 3 5/8" 1 1/2" 2 3/16" N/A
Adjustable Comb 14 3/8" 3 5/8" 1 3/4" 1 3/4" N/A
Buttpad Pachmayr SC 100    size:  0.8"
 
TRAP STANDARD
  LOP LOTP DAC DAH DAM
Fixed Comb 14 3/8" 3 5/8" 1 1/2" 1 1/2" N/A
Adjustable Comb 14 3/8" 3 5/8" 1 5/8" 1 5/8" N/A
Buttpad Pachmayr Classic Trap    size:  1.0"
 
TRAP MONTE CARLO
  LOP LOTP DAC DAM DAH
Fixed Comb 14 3/8" 3 5/8" 1 1/2" 1 1/2" 2"
Adjustable Comb 14 3/8" 3 5/8" 1 5/8" 1 5/8" 2"
Buttpad Pachmayr Classic Trap    size:  1.0"

The tournament style stocks with adjustable combs have been fitted with the GRACO “CTS” system.  This system allows the shooter to adjust the comb for both height and offset.  Base plates fitted in the comb are etched with 1/16" indicating lines for offset adjustment.  The comb height is adjusted by sliding 1/16" vinyl washers over the support posts.  This system assures the shooter that the adjustment will not change during shooting, but has the advantage of an easily repeatable adjustment if a change to the comb becomes necessary.  The comb has a maximum adjustment range of ½" laterally and ½" vertically.

 

comb hardware

 

CTS hardware consists of 6061-T6 aluminum base plates and comb bushings, hardened A-2 tool steel support posts and stainless steel fasteners.  The base plates are etched with 1/16" indicating lines for offset (left & right) adjustment of the comb.  The comb height is adjusted by sliding 1/16" vinyl washers over the support post.  The comb has a maximum adjustment range of ½" laterally and ½" vertically.


The tournament stocks are fit with Pachmayr recoil pads.  They are constructed of a “super soft” rubber blend that provides maximum recoil reduction.  The Sporting Clays and Skeet models are fit with a Decelerator SC100 pad designed for fast mounting and recoil reduction.  Trap models are fit with the Classic Trap pad.  Its concave face and double “X” construction provides a comfortable pad with no slip positioning. 

The tournament stocks and forends are carved from select American Black Walnut by computerized CNC machines to precise standards.  They are then tastefully detailed with 17 line diamond cut checkering ensuring a positive grip, and beautifully finished with a durable matte polyurethane finish. 

The 85TSS tournament stock and forend balances the shotgun between the shooter’s hands, allowing the gun to be mounted smoothly with a responsive feel.  The stock’s “fit” allows the shooter to point the shotgun accurately, and comfortably control the effects of recoil.

parts
 

Note: Shotguns may only be ordered by a dealer with a valid Federal Firearms License and not be ordered online.