survey 223 or bigger

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by Johnboy, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Johnboy

    Johnboy Well-Known Member

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    survey 223 or bigger thanks guys but one can delet now

    hey I just wanted to clear up something with a friend.he asked me what round would I choose for a beginer.I told him that I would get them a 223.he looked at me with a face of disbelief.then I explained to him about the recoil and how the kid or adult can easily get use to shooting a rifel more than a 22rim.also told him that if the kid or adult gets really good with the rifel that one should look out.because of the old sayign beware of the man with one gun.then he comes to me a month latter with a 243.I don't know if his kid is scared or of anything in that nature.he hasn't said and we haven't shot together.but my main concern is did I give good advise,because I learned the hard way I went from bird hunting and 22rim plinking too a 270 win.and I had to start all over when a friend took me too a range and saw that I had a bad flinch.and if I haven't shot in some time I still do.but I know how to fix that at the table or in a stand.I dry fire a few times.so if ya'll have any suggestions I would really like it.but I also know that when one has their mind set one cannot change it.but he came to me and I have the reloading and shooting experience that he or the kid doesn't have.thanks,JOHN
     
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  2. NomadPilot

    NomadPilot Well-Known Member

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    IMHO, 243 isn't enough to cause flinch problems. My only complaint with it as a learning rifle would be higher cost of ammo vs 223.
     

  3. Kevin Thomas

    Kevin Thomas Well-Known Member

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    Actually, the 22 rimfire's plenty enough to cause a flinch if the shooter hasn't been trained properly. A 223 or a 243, absolutely! Good hearing protection and some range time is a good way to start. Ever played "ball & dummy"? It's an excersize that competitive shooters use to reveal flinches and other shooter problems. Give that a try and see what comes out.

    Kevin Thomas
    Lapua USA
     
  4. Sidesy

    Sidesy Active Member

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    i flinched occasionally using my .243 after i have been using my HMR - i shouldnt but i do....so, YES you defo can flinch