Jumpy .243?!?!?!


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springmom
August 18, 2007, 05:05 PM
I seem to have forgotten how to shoot my deer rifle. Or something. :o

I took my AR out to play this morning, and let the Remington 700 come along too. After shooting the AR for awhile, I set it aside to let the barrel cool, and picked up the .243

Could hardly hit minute-of-elk.

Mind you, I took a deer last winter with this from 215 yards, so I *can* shoot, and can shoot *this* rifle. So why all of a sudden is it "jumping" when I pull the trigger? I realized that my crosshairs were way above the target once the smoke had cleared, so to speak. IIRC, I had this problem when I first got the rifle, but I don't recall having this issue at all last fall when I started getting ready for deer season.

Any input or ideas as to why I'd suddenly have developed this "jum;p" and what I can do about it would be gratefully received.

Springmom

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Bartkowski
August 18, 2007, 05:15 PM
When you say jump, do you mean that you are jumping, like flinching. If you are I would just shoot a 22lr. for a little while and get good with it. Good luck.

sansone
August 18, 2007, 05:23 PM
well I'll state the obvious: check scope mount

springmom
August 18, 2007, 07:26 PM
The barrel snaps upward. In a handgun I'd call it "muzzle flip", but I've never actually seen that happen with any rifle I've ever shot before. The scope mount appears okay, but I'll double check it. It seemed to be me. Again, this is a rifle I've shot for years, and I had just finished shooting a .223 for a half hour or so before shooting it.

Don't know if it matters, but that's the setup when the problem occurred.

Springmom

rangerruck
August 19, 2007, 03:47 AM
semi autos, and in particular, ar's, handle recoil so completely diff, that if you don't regularly shoot a boltie, the diff, will be noticeably dramatic, which is what you are running into. Especially so with a 243, as this cart is by its' very nature, a spikey, and unpredictable round, for velocity and recoil, unless you are reloading it. you just need a serious bit of range time, to fire them both equally well, when you switch.

wilson
August 19, 2007, 11:18 AM
I know when i go to the range, if i shoot .22lr with my daughter first then shoot the ar it seems to kick more. Now if I shoot my m44 first and shoot the ar its seems like it doesnt kick at all. Shoot the 243 first next time and see if that helps.

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