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Old 09-08-2009, 08:20 PM   #1
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When I'm shooting a rifle from rest alot of times my shoulder get the crap kicked out of it but when I'm standing up I'm fine. What gives?

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It is easier to draw the rifle to your shoulder tightly when standing than to press your shoulder into the rifle from a rest. Also, when standing, it is a natural motion to absorb the kick with your full body. Your shoulder gets all of the force when shooting from a rest.

Ever notice that when you are sighting in a rifle, you feel every bit of the recoil. But when shooting at game, you don't even notice the kick?

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That explains alot thanks.

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Basically what Skull said...

I've found that when shooting from a standing, kneeling or sitting position, the body is free to move with the recoil of the gun but in the prone position or when shooting from a bench, the body does not freely move and therefore absorbs much more of the recoil, giving the effect of a harder kick to the shooter.

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I guess I'm a ***** but when I fire my 30.06 20 times my shoulder and chest hurts. lol.

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I guess I'm a ***** but when I fire my 30.06 20 times my shoulder and chest hurts. lol.
A couple of thoughts for you.

Pachmyer Decelerator Recoil Pad

Muzzle Break

That will tame your recoil to something much more managable...

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It is all ergonomics. You are in a very different position when you shoot on the bench.

I think that is some reason why bench guns are so heavy. It is not for accuracy it is to help reduce felt recoil....

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There is a perfect union to be found when bench shooting. It is different for everone. You gotta get behind the rifle with your mass and shoulders. If you are sitting too high, you will get a scope bite. If you have never been bitten by the scope, you have not shot enough. Agian my opinion. (amo)

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If you have never been bitten by the scope, you have not shot enough. Agian my opinion. (amo)


Whiskey Tango Foxtrot over?!?!

Or maybe you were taught the right way to address the rifle in the first place, and you have your rifle fit to your correct length of pull.

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot over?!?!

Or maybe you were taught the right way to address the rifle in the first place, and you have your rifle fit to your correct length of pull.

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That's fine if your only shooting purposes are target and target.

Most shooters I know have engaged the scope and rifle and at one time or another only to have it bark their face. Sure, it is easy enough to address the rifle and position with caution when your target is a target that does not move or breathe air. It is cool when you can buy a rifle fitted and sighted with your length of pull as a guide for a custom deal. The angels sing everytime that is done and paid for.

So I throw back the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
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