Were moving to the southwest in a few months. It wil be my frist for living in a rifle state. Perfect reason for a new rifle. Recoil aggiravtes the hell out of a spinal injury. So I have been talking and emailing with Shawn from Defensive edge about my situation. Won't be putting in for AZ lotteries until next year since wasnt a resident this year at lottery time.
Looks like I will be going with one of shawns rifle in a lefty 300 rums with e ough weight to her and the brake to keep recoil in my tolerable range. Shawn has been an amazing resource.
He is first person I've found who gets how too much recoil can make a bad worse for me but thst I want longer ranges then what I currently have can provide. Ontop of answering all my questions with sound advice. 95 percent of my hunting has been tree stand other then a few stalks and trips to Nebraska right after I got out of militsry. Then add I can't carry or drag an animal out physically with way spine is now. So while I'm stoked about what lays ahead also worried because hunting is my life.
I have emailed a few other custom builders and Shawn quickly stood out among them. I also have an issue with accuerrarcy when certain muscles in my back tighten like concrete or spasm. I was on a rapid response force thst carried a specializd weapons platform (bascially a very expensive tricked out upgraded m4) we had to maintain perfect scores 4 times a year no do overs. I could shoot thst course in my sleep. I shot competition in the militsry too. They kept me on the team even after I got hurt for therale boost versus another kick in the gut when I had a career ending injury and surgires on my plate. Those extended ranges when back muslces had a mind of their own gave me hell. I still haven't figured out the best way to correct wahts going on but another reason I was emailing Shawn was about his shooting schools. He went above and bayeod to some of others Ive emailed.
Talk is school may be a birthday present next year for me. Hooefully cash will be better in a few more months since we're pinching pennies for the move and I'll be requesting to be put in line for a.
Defensive edge lefty 300 rum.