Re: free recoil equals good groups. bad groups non free
It is my NOT SO POPULAR OPINION that training with a rimfire will teach you how to be really proficient with that rimfire. Learning how the wind effects a given bullet from said rimfire will teach you how the wind effects said bullet from said rimfire. Once you gain the basics from any rifle (stability and trigger control) you should train with the individual gear you wish to learn. If you want to master the 308 rifle firing a 175 at 2650 out to 800 yards.....training with a 22 rifle firing a 40 grain at 1350 out to 200 yards will have very little relevancy. Different recoil,weight,stock,optics,wind deflection,drops etc. etc. Learning what a 10 mph wind looks like vs a 4mph wind is relevant but can be done equally well with your 308 and will not require a conversion to relevancy for the 308 ballistics. Even the same rifle can feel very different and require a different hold to shoot or balance effectively with something as simple as a different cheek piece or stock. The whole system is relevant to that system. An a5 stock with a vertical grip and straight comb is all together different from a drop comb "hunting" stock and it requires a slightly different hold.