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    recoil problems

    I know you shouldn't loose sight of your target once you have fired but is this really possible with large cals
    i have a 7mm rem mag with a muzzle break and i cant control the recoil and loose the target almost always
    Its a sako a7, is it the weight or do i just need more practice?
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    recoil problems

    What make of muzzle brake are you using.

    Kiwigreg is on this forum and makes what are probably the best side discharge muzzle brakes in this hemisphere.
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    gun works side discharge

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    gotta go im gunna get divorced and fired because of this bloody forum

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    Could be just with a cal that big on a light gun is booting too much still causing you to take you eye away from scope or hold it still.
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    recoil problems

    Give kiwigreg a pm and he will tell you how your muzzle brake performs percentage wise in comparison to one of his T2 or T3 brakes.
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    gotta go im gunna get divorced and fired because of this bloody forum
    Welcome to my world. Don't worry, the boss will get used to it.
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    Re: recoil problems

    Rifle weight shoukdnt be an issue with an effective break

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    Body position is key. I can keep the target in sight with my t3 7mm mag which is suppressed (100m). Are you finding it is jumping up on am angle out to the side? Get straight behind the gun (actually harder than it sounds) control the forend and you will be away. The brake will have more recoil reduction than my suppressed setup so address the technique before you go spending money

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    Have a look at the videos of Norway shooting a 338lapua and you will.see what proper body position does to control rifle movement
    Garret and Dougie like this.

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    gotta go im gunna get divorced and fired because of this bloody forum
    You'll have a lot more free time to go hunting got a be a +

    You don't think that muzzle break is causing barrel flip ?
    Gun control means using both hands

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    Quote Originally Posted by horihunter View Post
    Body position is key. I can keep the target in sight with my t3 7mm mag which is suppressed (100m). Are you finding it is jumping up on am angle out to the side? Get straight behind the gun (actually harder than it sounds) control the forend and you will be away. The brake will have more recoil reduction than my suppressed setup so address the technique before you go spending money

    +1. Breaked/suppressed or not, body position, is 95% of the fundamentals.
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

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    Im back, got milking ova and done with nice and quickly. Thanks for the replies guys.
    Horihunter, yes it jumps up and to the left. i thought i was straight behind but obviously not.
    I know it must be technique so im going to join a rifle club. i was going to today but my relief milker cant keep his fists to himself.
    I do have every faith in Robbies product it made the cannon 10 times better to shoot but i will still contact kiwigreg out of interest thanks 7mmsaum.
    On a good note even with the problems i had my first 6 ever hand loads shot better than the Hornardy super performance woop woop.
    But i did have pressure signs, flattened primers at the starting point of 65 gr. Should i stop there? the factory Hornady rounds also had flattened primers?

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    a little more weight would make it a lot easier to keep on target, but depending on the magnification you shouldnt loose sight picture, I didnt on my vx 1 on 12 power, but i do sometimes on 20 power on my new scope. but that is due to poor body position.

    it is also a breaked 7mm mag. with a relitively inefficient boss break on it.

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    hey mite not be your problem but i was having trouble with my suppressed 308
    when i was loading the bipod and firing it was moving forward (some times to left) loosing sight
    a sand bag or better yet some spikes problem solved

 

 

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