Techniques for heavy recoiling rifles

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Brickburn’s video was the best instructional video I’ve seen....it proves that even strong arms from riding camels all day will not protect against heavy recoil unless one uses proper technique...FWB

:) Those youtube vids have been out a few years now and I laugh out loud every time I watch them. This version is particularly good because of the music. I am not going to fault the shooters too much as that is one mean caliber to shoot... no matter the person or technique. Ouch! Over 10,000 ft lbs muzzle energy with the 750 gr bullet with a commensurate heavy recoil effect is going to leave a mark!
 

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I do not recall the cartridge specifics, but it was obviously a real beast. Still, it is apparent that some in the video had no business shooting any rifle without some instruction ..,,difficult not to laugh at that vid......FWB
 

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I think it is largely a subjective thing, there is no universal answer.

My preference is to have a hunting rifle balance between my hands. Some like muzzle heavy. Never met anyone who liked a rifle butt-heavy!

I think I'm in the minority, but I like my bolt action rifles to balance in the middle of the magazine. Regardless of the weight of the rifle, they seem to handle light and lively, yet still point well. I do a lot of my hunting still hunting in the dark timber. Shots are quick and off hand, often leading elk or deer at 30 yards or less. Exciting way to hunt.
 

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I think I'm in the minority, but I like my bolt action rifles to balance in the middle of the magazine.

Me too. Between the hands! So there are at least two of us.
 

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Make that 3...
 

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Absolutely - shotguns and rifles - between the hands.
 

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