Re: News Flash ... .... .. - Lightweight 416 Rigby kicks hard!!
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I remember crouching down on my haunches to shoot at my chrono as I was working on a load. I pulled the trigger and fell over backwards, having been off balance. For the next shot I took things a little more seriously.
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I remember doing the same thing ONCE. Squated down with the 416 WBY and let a couple fly over the chrono, wasn't real bad if you were ready for it but, I remember I got a bit complacent and touched the trigger a bit too soon on the next one, being a bit off balance I was abruptly sent back on my kiester about 4 feet, rifle up in the air just barely in my fingertips. What a wake up!
I was suddenly aware of how much effort I must be putting into resisting the recoil (rearward launch!) of that beast every time I fired it.
Makes the 308 sure feel like a 22RF!