P.O. Box 320, South Hero, VT 05486-0320  www.herosarms.com  

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Abbreviations

Abbreviations Used by Hero's Arms

A/C = Adjustable Comb means the top of the comb can be moved up and down, left and right to fit the shooter

ANIB = As-New-In-Box means Imperceptibly used

ANIC = As-New-In-Case means imperceptibly used

Bbl. = Barrel means it only has one barrel

Bbls. = Barrels means it has two (or three) barrels

C = Cylinder Choke means no choke constriction at all, the bore is the same size all the way through

Cast-Off = Distance in fractions of an inch the centerline of the butt plate or pad is to the right of the centerline of the gun (for right hand shooters)

Cast-On = Distance in fractions of an inch the centerline of the butt plate or pad is to the left of the centerline of the gun (for left hand shooters)

DAC = Drop-At-Comb means the distance in inches the comb of the stock is below the sighting plane

DAH = Drop-At-Heel means the distance in inches the heel of the stock is below the sighting plane

DAM = Drop-At-Monte-Carlo (if present) means the distance in inches the rear of the Monte Carlo on the stock is below the sighting plane

DT = Double-Trigger means the gun has two triggers, one for each barrel`

F = Full choke

Fixed Choke = Means the barrels have the choke constrictions built in, no screw-in chokes

FC or Fixed Comb = The gun does not have an adjustable comb.  Most shotguns are FC.

IC = Improved Cylinder Choke

IM = Improved Modified Choke (tighter than Modified)

LF = Light Full choke (tighter than Improved Modified)

LOP = Length-Of-Pull means the distance in inches the center of the trigger is from the center of the butt pad or plate

LOTP = Length of Trigger Pull means the distance between the center of the trigger and the center of the pistol grip (not often used)

LPS = Left Handed Palm Swell on the neck of the stock.

M = Modified Choke

MC = Multi-Choke means the gun has screw in chokes of various constrictions

M/C = Monte Carlo Stock - The comb is raised so the gun will shoot above the point of aim for rising targets.

NIB = New-In-Box means unfired just as it came from the factory

NIC = New-In-Case means unfired just as it came from the factory

O/U = Over/Under Barrels

Ported = The barrel(s) have vent holes drilled in the muzzle end to reduce recoil and muzzle jump

RC = Rifled Choke to stabilize slugs, or to diffuse shot into a larger pattern.

RPS = Right Hand Palm Swell on the neck of the stock

SK = Skeet Choke

SNS = Single-Non-Selective Trigger.  One barrel, usually the right or bottom barrel always fires first.

Spreader = Rifled choke to make a wider pattern than a cylinder choke

SST = Single Selective Trigger  A button or lever on the tang or trigger allows the selection of which barrel to fire first, and which fires second.

Sub-Gauge = A tube or insert that allows shooting a smaller size shell in a barrel, a 20 Gauge Shell in a 12 Gauge barrel for example

SxS = Side By Side Barrels

XF = Extra-Full Choke usually for Handicap Trap or Turkey hunting