Originally Posted by Wkerat
Any advice would be appreciated! Mt rifle builder is going to take me out for a full day of long range training once the rifle is complete, but in the interim I want to try to get over this issue and become a better shot in general.
Dry fire - dry fire and more dry fire between shots. The 22LR is a great trainer and has a lot of uses - go for it. I use mine out to 300 yds. and the best side effect is you'll sure pay more attention to what wind can do to a bullet.
The biggest thing with a flinch is that it is in the persons head and the only way to get it rectified is a lot of repetition. Some people need more than others and if you got scoped pretty good you just have to work through it. Dry fire and stay down on the stock after the trigger breaks.
You can dry fire in your reloading room or in your yard depending on your location.
I had a little different problem to correct a number of years back when I started stretching the distance in that I would not stay down on the cheek weld and follow through. I solved that by dry firing but every so often I still find myself not staying down long enough on the stock.