Discussion in 'Firearms & Ammunition' started by gi jane, Jan 6, 2014.
you might want to stand behind me , in Zambia , bud.............
Why yes, yes I am. Not for the .338 mind you, but for the bigger bad boys, oh yeah.
you must be on your way now ,ses ?
Not quite. Leaving tomorrow, be in SA on Wed.
id think , junior sestopleman, would be kinda excited right about now ,then .
have a ball ....
don't forget to pack that muzzle brake, young fella ,ha ha hA
Spike T, to answer your questions the .338 is well known for its scope eating qualities and I didn't put the brake on. It was on the rifle when I bought it, some Elk hunter put the brake on it.
jeez those elk hunters..
Agreeing with Spike.t here (throw away the muzzle brake before it damages your hearing):
I will admit that I've had a somewhat tender shoulder after an afternoon at the range, firing some rifles with fellow large bore enthusiasts but, it is from firing many rounds in one session.
Likewise, I've fired a number of decent kickers, including an original Pre-War, London built .600 Nitro with full house loads and miraculously, my shoulder did not fly off, nor did I go blind.
If your rifle recoils too heavily, (a couple of mine surely do) load it down in velocity and then over time, train with it toward working your way back up to where you want it to shoot.
Or perhaps add some weight to the stock or both.
Pressing the rifle butt slightly out of the "shoulder pocket" and slightly onto the chest muscle helps take some of the bite out of recoil.
Thanks Velo Dog. I'll give that a try.
Make your rifle sling your friend. Drop your elbow into the loop, actually just above your elbow. Wrap your forearm one time through the loop and grab the forearm like you would normally. This will require a fair amount of slack in your sling.
By doing this, you will essentially "tie" the forearm of the rifle to your wrist and at the same time create a pressure point just above your elbow. This will in turn greatly help limit muzzle jump and keep recoil of the rifle moving more backwards keeping the recoil pad more square to your shoulder. Guarantee you this does wonders for felt recoil reduction. It also makes it virtually impossible for you to lose control of the rifle's front end.
Secondary result it also will allow you to get back on target just a bit quicker. I've been doing this shooting my .458 B&M and it works well. It also gives a more stable platform when shooting making me that much more accurate.
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