I broke my neck had a ski accident 30 years ago, and have a limited range of movement. this has only affected prone position shooting. I have to assume a much higher position in order to get my eye behind the scope. proper form standing or sitting requires very little tilt of the head.I recently found out that I'm going to need neck surgery. After X-rays and MRIs, they found two discs fused and determined the majority of the other vertebrae and my neck will have to be fused to resolve some major issues.
My question is, is it possible just still shoot long range or even shoot at all with a fused neck?
I did some personal testing I don't think I can unless I make major changes to the height of the scope ring and possibly changes to the stocks of my rifles. I'm worried that my lifestyle and my love for shooting will have to be discontinued.
Does anyone have any experience with neck issues and still been able to continue shooting?
Jackmonkey,I am scheduled to have C4-C7 fused on August 6th. I have degenerative discs and a lot of stenosis in that area. My spine is being pressed into a kidney bean shape and my right shoulder is numb so there is no putting it off. My doctor has told me that I should be fine shooting and probably will have more mobility in my neck after the surgery due to the muscles relaxing. I know that the turning left to right and bending backward and forward are mainly in the region or C2-C4. C4 thorough C7 is the bending side to side so I'm curious how that will affect getting a good check weld. Guess I will find out in a month or so. I'll let you know. Good luck with your surgery.
If you're shooting at game, you won't notice ANY recoil. The recoil of my .375 H&H magnum disappeared when I was shooting at a big brown bear in Siberia. And if you are motivated, it won't bother you during target practice either.Hey I’m 14, 5’3 and 125 pounds. I am looking to get a 7mm rem mag with a good muzzle brake and/or LimbSaver recoil pad. I’m just wondering if the recoil would be too much for me? I shoot my dads 270 fine