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Here are some pictures of my 110fp .300wm along with some groups I shot at 100yds today, now I'm still a novice and this is only the second range trip Ive done with this gun (first was to sight it in) so be nice about the groupings ;) Plus I had lots of caffeine in me at the time, leaving me kinda shaky... At least I can shoot 1moa :)


http://gekoiq.tersify.com/images/PICT0224.JPG
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Hope to get out to the range again soon.

*edit* made pics into links... they are big

Chris
 

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Cody:
more mentality than it is size or strength
im 6'4 225 lbs all muscle, 19" biceps and can handle about anything but my friend, an amature bodybuilder i know form the gym who is much bigger than me, cant handle a .44 magnum.. almost dropped it, not because he is weak but because he just simply cant take the noise and kick it gives him each time
my girlfriend whos 5'8 about 120 can take the .44 magnum, she thinks its a heavy kick but thats all
 

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Regardless of the persons size, alot of recoil makes shooting bugholes more difficult. Even though the recoil doesn't "hurt" your shoulder, most will have a little flinch in anticipation.
 

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im 6'1" and 178 and i can take just about anything people let me shoot because iv been shooting all of my life. Allot of people have problems with larger calibur handguns because there afriad there going to hit themselfs or hurt themselfs so they flintch.
 

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recoil

Well I am probably the one of/the smallest guy on this mesage board coming in at an astonishing 5'5" 125lbs... I'm 18. At first the recoil made me flinch *a little*, I am not afraid to shoot anything, hand it to me and I'll shoot it... once- but when your sitting at a bench going through 20-30-40 rounds with this mini-cannon its easy to flinch if you dont concentrate.

Now that I have gotten used to it, I dont flinch. Like jeff said, I just needed to get a technique and mentality down for shooting the magnum rifle (I have an m1a as well and recoil when compared to the .300 is like night and day) I got a good recoil pad and I am going to buy a muzzle brake soon. I think part of the problem is the rifle is fairly light for such a powerful caliber, weighing probably 10-11lbs. The stock of this gun weighs virtually nothing at all, can't even be a pound.

Each range trip I get better so I am looking forward to next time.

Mentality for magnum rifle = it's going to smack you in the shoulder regardless of wether you flinch or not so you might as well make the shot count.

Thanks for the comments,
Chris
 

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Geko,

The rig looks sharp. The recoil mentality can be overcome, and the important thing
is to keep getting out there every week and keep shooting it.

Good luck, and hope to see some tight groups in the future.
 

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you just get used to the recoil after a while even the .300 win mag you will eventually get used to
just CAREFUL not to develop a magnum flinch or get a scope eye ;)
 
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