Originally Posted by Bart B
If you'll be shooting NRA long range matches at bullseye targets, muzzle breaks are not allowed.
And if it's raining, most of them will shoot less accurate as the rain drops in them deflect bullets.
Note also that the recoil that makes hard kicking rifles hard to shoot happens before the bullet exits the muzzle. It's the back thrust while the bullet goes down the barrel that moves the barrel off where it was pointed when the firing pin fired the round. After the bullet leaves and the jet effect causes most of the recoil, it doesn't matter.
Bart, I'm in the 'GUNS for DUMMIES' category. And my body is broken down so much, I am not even sure I'll be able to go hunting. So, NO I won't be 'shooting NRA long range matches at bullseye targets' anytime soon ;>}
My friends are encouraging me to join them this hunting season.
I've never owned or shot a gun and I'm 55.
It's not a matter of dislike or liking a ported barrel, regarding this porting on the rifle. My friend says out of the rifles he has, this one would offer the lessor recoil in a caliber able to be used for both deer & elk.
I'm more interested in not having recoil damaging my shoulder any more than it already is. And to be truthful, besides maybe having a nice rack as a trophy.
(If I'm lucky)
I plan on donating all meat to the Meals on Wheels Program
in my hometown.
I know I have to have a cert. butcher process it before they can accept the meat but, they have done so much for me and many others I want to return the favor.
If I can fill one of their freezers, simply by going through this effort. The cost of the rifle, recoil pads, Knife, License & some type of Ear Protection, Plus the Processing fees. It will be worth the effort (to me).
There is so much wildlife around here yet, most folks naturally keep it for themselves. That is really the only reason I'm doing any of this.
Thanks for the info though !