Does anyone have any tips for shooting an extreme recoiling rifle? I purchased a new gun and every time I get ready to shoot it. I close my eyes and flinch so bad because I know what's coming. I have only shot this rifle off of a bench. It's extremely accurate and a great long range shooter. The gun has an efficient muzzle break and I even have a suppressor for it. When I'm on the bench I try to hold the rifle tight in my shoulder. Lean forward into the rifle and pull the two stage trigger. Wow...... I get rocked and I'm an average guy 6 foot 1 195lbs. Any suggestions would be helpful...
What caliber is this rifle ? Stock maker ? Stock design could have something to do with what you consider extreme recoil. The most important factor is if you can not shoot the rifle without flinching a different caliber might be in order.
Thanks Guys..... I'm shooting an Accuracy International AX50. Rifle weighs 30lbs. Recoil is like nothing I've expirences before. I shoot trap 3 times a week. I shoot 22s twice a month. My main tactical rifle is a 300 Norma improved. The recoil is a long push the most I've shot with this gun is Ten shots in one session. If I keep shooting it will I eventually get used to it or will I start flinching on everything I shoot? How do you overcome flinching?
Have a friend place a few cartridges in the chamber (don't watch) As you fire them. Have the friend to sometimes put nothing in the chamber, but not tell you. When you pull the trigger you will not know if the gun will go off or not. You will learn a lot about how you flinch and can overcome it.