Having a custom stock made to reflect your personal gun fit and shooting style can be a complicated and frustrating experience. However, Neal Bauder’s principled and systematic approach to stock making removes the frustration and provides a positive learning experience, resulting in a customized stock that is not only esthetically beautiful, but also enhances the shooter’s skill.
What is so refreshing about Neal’s approach is that, unlike many custom stock makers, he thoroughly understands the importance of combining both objective (e.g., stock dimensions, balance, point of impact) and subjective (e.g., perceptions of gun feel) elements into your customized stock. In doing this, Neal is able create a custom stock that fits the shooter physically and psychologically, leading to greater shooter awareness about critical elements of overall gun fit and how these relate to their shooting success in the field and at tournaments.
Without a doubt – a Bauder customized stock can and will make it much easier to shoot better! In fact, I have a Bauder stock on my competition Blaser F3, and, as a result, it played a significant role in my achieving NSCA Master Class in less than twelve months. I would strongly encourage all serious shotgun shooters to buy a Bauder stock. You will come away from this experience with greater shooter awareness and a customized stock that not only enhances your shooting skill but also instills confidence in your shooting.
Dr. Leif French, NSCA Master Class Shooter and Competitor, Huntsville, Texas