GUN 2 questions in 1 post!

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by adamlewis, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. adamlewis

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    First, are there any other good sites just about fireamrs I could go to? Forums and stuff?

    Secondly, Ive got a bruise on my shoulder from shooting a lot over the weekend. Ive been holding the butt of the rifle in there tight but someone told me maybe I was holding it too tight? He said yours not suppoed to jam it in there but just to let it rest in your shoulder?
    Is that the problem?
     
  2. eWRXshun

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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I hold it as tight as possible to my shoulder.
     
  4. soccaian

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    i always hold my rifle just to the inside of the spot where the pec and deltoid meet.
     
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    Here are the ones I visit:

    1911Forums.com
    AmericanBackyard.com
    AR15.com
    Assaultweb.net
    CandlePowerForums.com
    FALfiles.com
    TheFiringLine.com
    GrooveBullets.com
    Gunboards.com
    GunsNetwork.com
    TheHighRoad.org
    HK94.com
    HKboards.com
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    KTRange.com
    PerfectUnion.com
    Pistolsmith.com
    RimfireCentral.com
    SCfirearms.com
    SigForum.com
    UziTalk.com
    WarRifles.com

    Hope that helps!
     
  8. ShackleMeNot

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    Do NOT go to Lightfighter and be a noob idiot. The Lightfighter board has some of the best trained and most experienced military, police and private citizen posters anywhere on the Internet. They do not suffer fools lightly and they don't put up with any of the stupid shit that gets posted here daily.

    You have been warned.
     
  9. Bigsnake

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    What kind of rifle were you shooting? Bigger calibers will cause more recoil and can bruise you after you've been shooting a lot. See about getting some kind of recoil pad especially if you have a metal or plastic butt plate.
     
  10. eWRXshun

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    i'm thinking of getting a slip on recoil pad for the M1A not because it beats up my shoulder but because the buttplate is slippery and slides all over my shirts.:(
     
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    look into limbsaver pads, i havent used them but ive heard theyre good
     
  12. adamlewis

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    Its a savage 110FP 30.06. Not a ton of kick necessarily, but when I go shooting, I fire through a few boxes :hs: Its got a rubber-esque pad on it, but it doesnt help much.
     
  13. kellyclan

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    Bruising will be worse if you shoulder it loose, keep it nice and tight so it doesn't move around a lot. .30-06 bolt action will leave a mark if you're doing a couple boxes at a time. You might also consider a shooting or tactical vest with a pad on the shoulder.
     
  14. adamlewis

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    I guess Ill have to look into that then :)
     
  15. Bigsnake

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    A bolt action 30-06 is gonna have a good kick to it and will leave a mark with a few boxes. I'd say it's the rifle doing it... lol... don't get a flinch with that thing!
     
  16. adamlewis

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    Well, after examing the butt of the rifle, it appears to just be a rubber coating over the hard stock...

    Ah well. Good to know its not just me being a pansy or something.
     
  17. Brian Fantana

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    What kind of rifle was it?

    If its a more powerful rifle, bruising is sometimes common. I know when I shot the AK at my local range I had a little bruise and a sore shoulder...
     
  18. eWRXshun

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    7.62x39 != powerful
     
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    Shoot a Krink in F/A for a little while and I think you might take that statement back.

    Limbsaver pads are nice, I used one for a short time on a 338 Lapua and it took away as much recoil as the suppressor. The suppressor and pad were a great combo and thats the way I'm planning on doing a rather short semi-auto barrett M82.
     
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    7.62x 54 is even worse...

    and 7.68x11tybillion sucks too.
     
  21. eWRXshun

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    i put average 200rds (sometimes more) downrange each visit with my M1A (7.62x51) and am yet to have a bruise. i'm no fatty either at 5'7" 145lbs so i don't have a shitload of cushioning. only problem i have is the slippery surface of the butt slipping around on my shoulder when i wear fleece or a sweater.
     
  22. 7

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    I'd hope you wouldnt have a bruise since .308 doesnt have much kick and you're putting them through a gas-powered rifle :o Oh and if you have trouble keeping it on your shoulder I guess I could give you like $50 to take it off your hands, as a favor to you and all. :hsugh:
     
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    7.62x39 has less kick and an AK is also gas operated. :slap:

    $50 is a little low, don't you think? $75 and you've got yourself a deal. :jerkit:
     
  24. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    Yes I know 7.69x39 is smaller and an AK is gas-operated but you act like putting 200 rounds through a M1A is some kind of shoulder pounding feat :hsugh: I put 80 rounds through a 7mm mag in one day without a bruise, I must be Superman :noes: :ugh:
     
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    I know around 100 rounds of 30.06 through my Garand will start to leave a mark... Of course everytime I've shot that all I've had on was a t-shirt and it's got that nice metal butt plate.
     

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