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6/21/2017 8:25:40 PM
Posted: 5/12/2001 7:52:35 PM EDT
Whenever I take to prone shooting position to shoot my Ruger Mark II M77 All Weather .308, and I pull the trigger, recoil HURTS LIKE A BITCH! One time I thought I broke my collar bone.. What am I doing wrong? Thanks, Captain Obvious
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 7:59:42 PM EDT
buttstock is probably hitting higher on your shoulder than your used to, hitting a nerve or something, solution...shoot more! deaden it out!
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 8:00:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/12/2001 7:59:28 PM EDT by Striker]
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 8:02:04 PM EDT
I'm a lefty, heh, however, I can shoot pistols either hand, both as strong, and as accurate in either! Don't get too jealous, lol I think i'd end up breaking my collar bone before it deadend out... plus, i'm a sissy, i hate pain!!lololol
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 8:04:30 PM EDT
LMAO dude, I shot a friends 7mm mag prone once. Once. NSF
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 8:14:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By NSFJojo: LMAO dude, I shot a friends 7mm mag prone once. Once. NSF
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Bet that hurt, lol... but we've gotta be doing something wrong.. i've seen videos where people were PRONE shooting a 50 bmg, no it wasnt a movie,, but was real..
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 8:18:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/12/2001 8:19:48 PM EDT by Striker]
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 8:24:27 PM EDT
Get your arm up and you won't hurt your collar bone. Your shoulder will still hurt though. Big bolt guns can be a pain, literally. One shot, one kill. More than that makes a nasty bruise.
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 8:27:34 PM EDT
are u holding it tight into your shoulder also try adding a recoil pad
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 8:46:09 PM EDT
haha, it has a recoil pad, and yeah, it was tight to my shoulder..
Link Posted: 5/13/2001 12:39:53 AM EDT
A couple of weeks ago I put a box through my Ruger 300 win mag prone, no butt pad. It hurt for a few days...
Link Posted: 5/13/2001 12:41:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/13/2001 12:40:05 AM EDT by LAgunman2K]
try a british 303 Carbine in the prone with the Metal buttplate -- ACK!!!
Link Posted: 5/13/2001 8:54:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/13/2001 9:25:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/13/2001 10:27:29 AM EDT
The shoulder isn't an issue for me. All I know is that my elbows are sore as hell after shooting about 35 rounds prone in the Garand Clinic yesterday. I was highly dissappointed in my scores. Prone was my worse position for accuracy at 200 yards. Sitting was best, followed by standing. You couldn't actaully rest the rifle on anything. The elbow bipod method didn't work out for me. I'll find a log to strecth out behind, thanks.
Link Posted: 5/13/2001 12:07:58 PM EDT
Captain, take a few hints form Highpower shooters. For your purposes, you can go cheap and use a USMC shooting coat ($40), and then buy a good quality USGI leather sling. I suggest Leslie Tam for the sling, but Turner also makes a good one. Learn to use the sling (read Jim Owen's book The Leather Sling and Shooting Positions). A sling take a LOT of the recoil out, as well as having a sock solid and tight position. Once the proper position and sling use is learned, prone should be a piece of cake. I hope Cope read this, as it'll help him too.
Link Posted: 5/13/2001 12:35:50 PM EDT
I was able to only shoot 3 rounds from a friend's .338 win mag prone, screaming obscenities after every shot. It felt like someone getting a running start and kicking me in the shoulder with steel toed boots.
Link Posted: 5/13/2001 3:08:57 PM EDT
Have you tried applying some Vagisil or perhaps Monistat 7 before, druring, and possibly after shooting? This should help with the pain...........pussy [:D]
Link Posted: 5/13/2001 10:18:55 PM EDT
prone, I take the recoil on my arm
Link Posted: 5/13/2001 11:24:23 PM EDT
TopCrest..... You JUST became my hero for 2001....
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 6:53:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TopCrest: Have you tried applying some Vagisil or perhaps Monistat 7 before, druring, and possibly after shooting? This should help with the pain...........pussy [:D]
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YEAH BABY!!!!!! Nuckles.
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