Well went from 75# down to 54# to hopefully saves shoulder. Still shooting Black Eagle Rampage 001 300 spine with 100 gr Thunderheads. Can't get any more old school than that. 450 gr total weight. Awful recoil and backlash ....You're not shooting heavy enough arrows and broadheads yet. And that 45 lb. pull weight .
Almost like this??A recoil story…..from my archives!
The only time my rifle (yes, my only hunting rifle) hurt me was my fault …..not that of the rifle/ cartridge. Merely, a really bad decision…..”gross operator error”!
About 30 years ago, I was hunting with my BIL……we didn’t know each other well, and was our first time hunting together!
I made a late evening shot on an elk, badly misjudging the distance. But, I had to make certain that it was a miss! I left BIL, and went to perform forensics work at the scene of the intended victim! I spent a good deal of time making sure, the sun had set….and was getting darker.
My BIL got concerned, and decided to shoot 3 times to give his location. I decided to give a single shot into the air, to let him know I was OK!
The really bad decision: I extended my right arm to near vertica, pulled the trigger…..59 ft/lbs of thrust rapidly accelerating the rifle downward, driving the trigger guard “very” hard into my “bird” finger! The rifle’s rapid, downward movement only being arrested…..when the recoil pad encountered “terra firma”!
To suggest that the damage done to my hand and my pride was minor…..would be a bit of an “understatement“!
I hope that this little story may prevent someone from doing something as “retarded” as this”! Let my “pain be your gain”! memtb
A friend of mine did this with his flintlock at a traditional match with about 50 people watching. Occasionally we’ll remind him of it by calling him ramrod. He doesn’t like the nickname.The absolutely hardest I've ever been kicked by a gun was A TC encore 50 cal with 300 grain, 120 grains of pyrodex, that wasn't what kicked, lmao air mailing the ramrod was, omfg an ouch
Probably all the above. They're factory box stock A-Bolts. Never taken the actions out of the stocks. They shoot acceptably, factory Hornady ammo is 3" at 200 yards, plenty good enough for pot shots on pigs and deer.Could it be a bit of both in your case?