What is shotgun fit? Why does it matter?

Some key measurements for shotgun fitting
Some key measurements for shotgun fitting. Image from A Guide to Starting Shooting in the UK

While there are lots of aspects of doubles guys love to argue about–from the perfect overall chokes and shot size to whether OUs or SxSs are better–just about everyone agrees shotgun has fit you if you’re going to shoot it well.

But what does “fit you” mean? In What is Shotgun Fit – Sporting Clays Tip, the National Shooting Sports Foundation does a great job of explaining the basics.

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