An idea for controlling / spotting impacts in heavy recoiling rifles

drborsos99

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Grip the forend like they taught in sniper school, if shooting from a bipod you can place your hand on top of the scope for downward pressure. Big magnums will produce barrel hop even with a muzzle brake.
 

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Your idea is similar to a trick I learned from a Marine Scout Sniper. Take a 1" tubular nylon strap 30" to 36" long, make a loop bringing the two ends together, and tie a knot leaving a loop long enough to suit. The length can be changed by knot placement. Insert the tip of the loop into your forward sling swivel and pull the loop through till the knot stops on the swivel. Here are pictures showing this. One shows the knotted loop, the others show the same nylon strap with a plastic slide on it for adjustment i came up with. This loop strap can be very effective for holding your rifle when along side an object like a post or doorway. Looped around your wrist, a cross your palm and back over the web of your hand. Place your hand on the post and let the rifle hang, supported by the strap close to your wrist. This can be a very stable alternate shooting position.

Pulling tension to to the rear while shooting from a bipod as you are describing can be very helpful in controlling muzzle movement, much like loading the bipod does when applying forward tension. Good idea, great piece of kit to carry in the field! 20210617_183610.jpg20210617_183533.jpg20210617_184246.jpg20210617_184258.jpg
 

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Grip the forend like they taught in sniper school, if shooting from a bipod you can place your hand on top of the scope for downward pressure. Big magnums will produce barrel hop even with a muzzle brake.

Your idea is similar to a trick I learned from a Marine Scout Sniper. Take a 1" tubular nylon strap 30" to 36" long, make a loop bringing the two ends together, and tie a knot leaving a loop long enough to suit. The length can be changed by knot placement. Insert the tip of the loop into your forward sling swivel and pull the loop through till the knot stops on the swivel. Here are pictures showing this. One shows the knotted loop, the others show the same nylon strap with a plastic slide on it for adjustment i came up with. This loop strap can be very effective for holding your rifle when along side an object like a post or doorway. Looped around your wrist, a cross your palm and back over the web of your hand. Place your hand on the post and let the rifle hang, supported by the strap close to your wrist. This can be a very stable alternate shooting position.

Pulling tension to to the rear while shooting from a bipod as you are describing can be very helpful in controlling muzzle movement, much like loading the bipod does when applying forward tension. Good idea, great piece of kit to carry in the field! View attachment 280084View attachment 280085View attachment 280086View attachment 280087
Nice addition to the idea. thanks.
Marine Snipers know their stuff, lol
 

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Suppressor. If you don’t like them, you haven’t tried them. If you can’t have one where you live I’m truly sorry. Watching every single round hit the target is soooooo fun.
 

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Suppressor. If you don’t like them, you haven’t tried them. If you can’t have one where you live I’m truly sorry. Watching every single round hit the target is soooooo fun.
I shot my first suppressed rifle in 1994 when I was an instructor at Sniper School, they are awesome for sure. I may look into that as well, one of the things I am trying to avoid is excess weight. Suppressors are not as effective as brakes are for recoil reduction as well.
 

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Something I call a pull strap for controlling recoil / spotting shots in hard kicking rifles.

This is a 10.5 lbs 338 Lapua improved shooting a 252 gr. Cutting Edge MTH bullet at 3126 fps. Normally this amount of recoil would cause the rifle to bounce like crazy- but with approximately 10 lbs. of pull on the strap the sight picture is steady and recoil is very manageable. As you can see the muzzle barely moves. At the end of the video I was trying to capture the image on the chronograph- but was too slow.

With a little practice the rifle is very steady and really gets pulled into your shoulder.

Anyone else with ideas how to get light rifles to shoot well?

The block supressor i had on an M107 almost completely nulified the muzzle jump and recoil to the point wher it reoild like a 30 06 with 125gr bullets. Id definitely try that if you haven't already. Yes that will add a considerable amount of weight to an already heavy rifle .but worked surprisingly well for me
 

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The block supressor i had on an M107 almost completely nulified the muzzle jump and recoil to the point wher it reoild like a 30 06 with 125gr bullets. Id definitely try that if you haven't already. Yes that will add a considerable amount of weight to an already heavy rifle .but worked surprisingly well for me
The Barret's don't have a ton of recoil to begin with- they move around a lot (mostly due to the huge semi auto action) but the actual recoil is not much.

I will eventually get around to testing them on my harder kicking stuff. I would consider one on my 458 Lott.
 
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