Dec 17, 2021
Main Topic: Recoil. How and why to master it and shoot
authoritative cartridges accurately.
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- Barrel break-in, average velocities, and custom turrets
- Gransfors Bruks Hunters Axe
- A very short (18-inch) suppressed .30-06
- Bad side-effects of recoil:
- FIX: Man up, practice, mental toughness, discipline,
fundamental instruction, & dry-fire practice. Dummy rounds and
- Fear (causing poor cartridge selection)
- Examples: 6.5 & .243 for elk. .243 for mule
- FIX: Recoil is a small price to pay to send a bigger hammer
- Fear (causing use of muzzle brakes)
- Breaks good for: Spotting own impacts
- Breaks bad for: Hearing, and all companion
- Best FIX of all: Suppressors
- Second-best FIX: Pick tough, controlled-expansion bullets that
punch above their weight/diameter/energy class.
- Wrap: Final thought.
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