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BKS

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I have a Mossberg Shockwave that I did a form 1 on and it now wears a Magpul stock. Before I did the form 1 I installed that XS big dot front bead on the gun. The gun shoots HIGH now.
Do I raise the comb on the stock? Remove the raised front bead? Both?
Just wondering what the correct thing to do is.
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Lowering the front sight will make it shoot higher . So by making it taller will lower your poi point of impact . raise the comb might help. You really need the just hold lower on your target . possibly. Add a rear sight the ace in the hole by williams works good and may help too.
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Since your rear sight is simply the top of the receiver you will have to learn to hold low. Also use the same load.  Where shotguns are not as finnicky as rifles I have still variances in the center point of impact with different buck shot loads and for sure slugs.  Using the exact same load every time takes some of the guess work out of shotgunning.   
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Talk with the folks at XS.  I don't know the current company brass, but back when Ashley Emerson (developer of the XS sights) was in charge he had different sight heights available.  Maybe the sight height is for a full barrel instead of the shorter, and that would make a difference??
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I looked at it again today, with the gun shoulder I am seeing a large portion of the barrel before the front sight. I need to either lower the stock (Magpul SGA w/ standard comb on it) or add some sort of ghost rings or red dot.
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Try and raise the stock in your shoulder pocket.   Could even be things will change if you use the spacers to lengthen stock.  See both work.  Try them.
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BKS;

Before you mess with anything else, make sure you are mounting the gun properly.   Make sure your head is upright and you're not leaning over the gun.  With your head upright, bring the stock up to your face for a solid cheek weld, with your shooting arm out horizontal, which creates the "pocket" in your shoulder.   Your support arm should be vertical underneath the forend, providing bone support. 
 
(I know, during tactical operations, we don't want our arms "chicken-winging" out there where they become targets and advertise our presence etc., but that's a different context)

A proper mount will sometimes have almost half the butt plate, or recoil pad, above your shoulder "pocket".   That's ok.   It's when you try to get the entire rear surface area of the recoil pad actually touching your shoulder that the gun is mounted too low, and you end up leaning your head over it to get a sight picture.  You may indeed need an equipment adjustment, but make sure you have this part right first, then go from there.
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