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Posted: 6/25/2015 10:37:31 AM EDT
I just got my stamp for my .308 SBR. 12.5" bbl. I put the stock on it last night and it feels bad as a mother fucker.

However, I can't help but think I'm going to set the range on fire and blow out windows a mile away when I take it to the range to shoot it for the first time.

Tell me everything is going to be ok. I've never had a gun I was this concerned about shooting before. Even a .44 magnum handgun.

Link Posted: 6/25/2015 10:38:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/25/2015 10:42:48 AM EDT by therealdonjohnson]
Mossberg 500 with a pistol grip. Call me names all you want but that motherfucker kills my wrist

Edit: Since we're talking home builds, yes, my home built ar's made me nervous the first mag. That's the case when you've got an explosion taking place inches from your face.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 10:41:13 AM EDT
I was a little nervous about shooting my first build. It functioned fine.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 10:43:28 AM EDT
I hated shooting my 300 mag. Sold it not long after buying it.

HK91 with the tele stock. Looked awsome but to shoot.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 10:43:38 AM EDT
First time I touched off my .300WBY. Flinched like a mother. Ended up selling it. Man has to know his limitations. If I can't kill it with a .257WBY or a .30-06, I'll bow out.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 10:43:58 AM EDT
I do not like to shoot guns cause they can get dirty and might scratch the inside of the barrel.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 10:44:33 AM EDT
It is just a .308, a semi-auto one at that. You have nothing to fear. Seriously.

Now my most painful experience shooting would probably be when I sighted in my Browning X-Bolt in .375 H&H magnum. The guys who mounted/boresighted the scope didn't tighten the rings all the way and I didn't bother checking. So after about 30 frustrating rounds of a zero that wouldn't quite hold I figured out the problem, tightened everything down and had to restart the zeroing process. About 60 rounds of .375 later in a t-shirt I was pretty well brutalized.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 10:44:46 AM EDT
KSG - too painful.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 10:44:49 AM EDT
In before Glock = grenade
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 10:45:11 AM EDT
My friend the .475 Wildey Magnum. Not afraid to shoot it, it's tons of fun, but in moderation. The grip is such that one corner hits directly on the knuckle of my thumb. After a dozen or so rounds I've had enough, that shit HURTS.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 10:45:43 AM EDT
Years ago I had an Ithica 12 gauge single shot with a 36 inch barrel. Shot 2 slugs through it, almost broke my shoulder. sold it for $90 and never regretted it.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 10:46:27 AM EDT
I have a few 5.56 SBRs that I elect not to shoot when I know I'll be shooting indoors or in a booth. Those things are tooth rattling headaches in a bag in close quarters.

I also have a few long out of production "collection" guns that I choose not to shoot out of fear something important on them will break and I will be SOL trying to find replacement parts.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 10:48:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/25/2015 10:50:43 AM EDT by Manduck]
I wouldn't say afraid but I do know every time I pull the trigger on a .44 Mag round in my S&W 329PD that it is going to hurt.

I knew the gun was stupid when I purchased it but the deal I got was just too good to pass up. At least .44 Special isn't too bad in it.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 10:51:18 AM EDT
Have a shotgun that previous tenants in one of the apartments I managed left. Said to keep or throw away what they left.

Smithfield(?) brand 12 gauge. When I looked up the brand there were reports of them blowing up.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 10:51:42 AM EDT
Glock because I like my hands
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 10:51:59 AM EDT
Rented a Ruger Alaskan 454 casual (w/ 2.5" barrel) once at the range. That beast is a wrist breaker. It took a few minutes too to get through the box of ammo we bought for it.

Nice gun though, shot pretty good but it helped me to decide that I didn't want to buy one...
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 10:52:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/25/2015 10:53:36 AM EDT by mjohn3006]
I have a Nagant that scares the hell out of me. Someone did a trigger job on it or something. I'd estimate the trigger pull to be about a half pound.

I have done the drop test on it and it only went off one time out of 25 drops. But even that is enough to know that the rifle may ONLY be loaded on the bench. It is not a rifle for loading and carrying around.
When at the range, I load it, and don't dare get near the trigger. Get all set. Frequently it goes off just when I touch the trigger. So I'm not expecting it.

Of all the Nagants I have owned, it is the most accurate. The trigger is so clean and light, it is not part of the equation. But it is scary.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 10:54:13 AM EDT
416 Weatherby. About 5 rounds from the bench a session would addle my brain. That rifle had a habit of giving me the range all to myself.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 10:55:24 AM EDT
Yep.

1942 byf Nazi Luger.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 10:55:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/25/2015 10:56:58 AM EDT by cyborg543]
ever since people became obsessed with "tactical", they have been buying a lot of really weird and unpleasant guns

if you buy a lightweight 44 mag with a 3" barrel, that gun will be basically a real bad ass piece of useless shit that you will hate shooting

if you buy the full size version with a 6" barrel, you will enjoy shooting it

but everyone wants to buy the piece of shit version now because they're elite

personally, I hate shooting a gun with a lot of painful recoil, and muzzle blast and flash. if I cannot shoot a gun well, it's boring to me



Link Posted: 6/25/2015 10:57:51 AM EDT
You remember that time when you were a kid and you discovered what a lighter and a can of hairspray will do?

This is gonna be like that, except with more tinnitus and car alarms.

Link Posted: 6/25/2015 10:58:01 AM EDT
OP, my friend let me shoot his Fleming HK 51 K.

It would have a RING of fire about 2 feet from the muzzle.
In full auto, the ring would pulse back and forth.

It looked like a Sci Fi raygun.
Nothing to worry about. It was passably controllable

Oh and I didn't have a lot of love for my .44 mag deer pistol.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 10:58:19 AM EDT
12 gauge pump with slugs from the prone.

Also a WW1 era surplus gun that had bonus parts fall off one day. After 3 complete tear downs I still can't find where they came from...
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 10:59:46 AM EDT
Anything PGO that I'm trying to aim I know I can handle the recoil but I've watched too many of those youtube videos of idiots loosing control of them


Side note: I won't touch a single shot 12 ga or a large caliber revolver. I'm not scared of them but I dislike the recoil
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 10:59:48 AM EDT
My Remington 770 in 7mm Remington Magnum can be unpleasant to shoot. Not only is it about half the weight of a true Remington 700, the 7mm really kicks. I've scoped myself with it at least a dozen times (never hard enough to leave a mark, but it sure stings).

Of course, when I hold it right and pay attention, it's fine...but it has no tolerance for apathy or rushed shots.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:01:17 AM EDT
Anything above .416 Rigby.

Sighting in a .458 Lott from a bench is just wonderful.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:02:06 AM EDT
S&W 329. Scandium/Titanium .44 Mag. 25 ounces of torture.
Fucking brutal to shoot but it did make me smile afterwords.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:03:24 AM EDT
I bought a fairly light .338 Win mag years ago. I sold it . It was a decent shooter but it was hard on your shoulder
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:03:38 AM EDT
Shot a 416 Rigby once. it was not my rifle, and I was very apprehensive prior to shooting it.

two rounds was enough.

I shot it ok, but it is not a range toy.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:05:45 AM EDT
I have a Model 70 Featherweight in 375 H&H. I weigh 150lbs, I have never fired it and my shoulder starts to hurt when I look at it.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:06:04 AM EDT
475 Linebaugh. I put all five rounds on target and I was not bleeding anywhere when I was done.



Recoil can adequately described as brutal.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:10:13 AM EDT
My .308 build made me a bit nervous too. First shot was dead on and the rifle functioned flawlessly. 'Twas a good day!
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:10:50 AM EDT
One of those air light .44 mag stubby smiths

When I worked at a shop it came back 3 or 4 times due to owners firing it a few times and never wanting to again.

One guy dislocated his thumb.

I shot it a few times and it was fucking awful
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:12:50 AM EDT
I have shot just about all of the big bores including the .585 Nyati, so I guess not.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:13:06 AM EDT
My PGO 870 with a 14" barrel made me a little nervous when I first tried buckshot out of it. If you empty the gun quickly it makes your hand a little numb. Same with high brass birdshot.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:14:53 AM EDT
An old Beretta M1935 (.32ACP). I had no idea if the thing even worked, or if it had been fired since WWII. The thing functioned flawlessly.

Also, my first (and only, so far) home-built AR. Standard M4 configuration, but I assembled the entire thing myself (cranked on the barrel, pinned the gas tube, everything.) I expected it to blow up in my face when I shot it. No problems my firs 50 rounds, then it started to FTE, which could have been a wrong lube/wrong buffer problem. Haven't fired it since I fixed the issues. Still scared, though.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:17:46 AM EDT
First time shooting my full auto mk18 without a suppressor, sounded and felt like being hit by a freight train, especially in a indoor range
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:17:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:24:23 AM EDT
Srsly OP?
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:26:12 AM EDT
I test fired a Glock......once.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:27:30 AM EDT
Jennings J-22 (yeah, I know...)

I've had the thing for years knowing it's a peice-o-shit, but would shoot it from time to time just because. Last time I shot it, it started double-tapping about once per mag. Haven't shot it since, and don't feel right about selling it.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:28:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By VBC:
I just got my stamp for my .308 SBR. 12.5" bbl. I put the stock on it last night and it feels bad as a mother fucker.

However, I can't help but think I'm going to set the range on fire and blow out windows a mile away when I take it to the range to shoot it for the first time.

Tell me everything is going to be ok. I've never had a gun I was this concerned about shooting before. Even a .44 magnum handgun.

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Your mangina may bleed a bit from the concussion. Be careful.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:28:09 AM EDT
no because my muscles are not made of actual pussy.....
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:28:29 AM EDT
Never been scared to shoot one other than my first .50 bmg, but I make double extra sure my ear pro is on when shooting these two:


I have one other with an SJC Titan brake that is pretty bad too.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:28:43 AM EDT
S&W 500 8", great gun, shoots nicely and recoils like a mofo.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:30:05 AM EDT
My dads .300 Short Mag, scope eye damn near every damn time....Doesn't matter how you hold the damn thing.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:30:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/25/2015 11:32:00 AM EDT by VBC]
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Originally Posted By B2k4E:
Srsly OP?
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Yes. There is only one decent rifle range near me and I don't want to get barred from it for melting the bench.

I'm not worried about the recoil. I deer hunt with a 3" magnum slug gun.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:32:23 AM EDT
I have a single barrel shotgun that opens under recoil and ejects the spent shell into the shooter's forehead. I don't shoot it anymore.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:35:31 AM EDT
Smith & Wesson scandium j-frame in 357mag.

Would MUCH rather shoot the 500 Smith.

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Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:36:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By VBC:
I just got my stamp for my .308 SBR. 12.5" bbl. I put the stock on it last night and it feels bad as a mother fucker.

However, I can't help but think I'm going to set the range on fire and blow out windows a mile away when I take it to the range to shoot it for the first time.

Tell me everything is going to be ok. I've never had a gun I was this concerned about shooting before. Even a .44 magnum handgun.

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I have a Serbu Super Shorty that is one of those one of a kind examples because it has the 3-1/2 chamber.

I put a super magnum T shot field load in it and shook like a queer eating a hotdog before I fired it.

A two foot long ball of flame shot out to the tune of a range stopping boom. I was afraid of that. Now I just stick to a maximum of slugs and buckshot.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 11:43:28 AM EDT
Only your ears need to be afraid. You're gonna want to double your earpro with that.

Fired my SCAR 308 with the stock PWS brake in small enclosed area (outdoor overhang, divided stations only about 4' width). Fuck that hurt my ears with only electronic muffs. After one shot I was looking for foamies in my range bag - out. Nearby folks didn't have any. Third shot I flinched so bad I'm surprised I hit paper, actually hit what I was aiming at. Fortunately I had some hand sanitizer to clean up some scuzzy foamies off the ground.
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