November 20, 2009, 08:12 PM
I'm not a wuss, but after 30 or so rounds of .308, my shoulder gets bruised, and its not as fun to shoot.:p My Choate UV Stock on my Savage 10FP, has lots of places to stash lead. In the grip, and behind the recoil pad, has nicely been fitted with solid lead blocks, bringing the weight of the rifle to 18lbs. If it isn't more comfortable to shoot now, I am a wuss:D This is a target shooter only, no way would I want to carry that thing as heavy as it is now.
November 20, 2009, 08:47 PM
Good call on the added weight! I've got a heavy barrel Savage with a bunch of lead shot epoxied into the stock. It too weighs about 18 pounds. Sure lends to pleasurable shooting! That, and, I LOVE handing it to folks and seeing the looks on their faces! Kind of reminds me that I'm younger than I think I am!
November 20, 2009, 09:06 PM
I LOVE handing it to folks and seeing the looks on their faces! Kind of reminds me that I'm younger than I think I am!
Yeah, I just handed it to my wife and she said "What the hell did you do that for?":evil:
November 21, 2009, 07:16 AM
I'd be careful about handing it to people because one of them is sure to drop it!!
November 21, 2009, 06:54 PM
Put 35 rounds through it today, and I gotta say the recoil is more manageable. Tried out some Reloader 15 for the first time, and had a 4 shot one holer going, but threw one of the shots, but still a good 5 rd group. Loaded up 20 more to try tomarrow. Anybody know an easier way to cut lead blocks? A hacksaw clogs up pretty fast, as does a saws-all.:cool:
November 21, 2009, 08:15 PM
I shoot a M77 VT Ruger .308 Win.with a factory target style stock about 10-11 lbs with scope in , off the bench with front rest and rear bag, the first ten rounds I can shoot free recoil, just letting the forearm slide over the powdered front bag, they feel more of a push, no pain or cheek slap can get several rounds through the same hole and all 5 touching most of the time :p, the second ten I start tightening up and trying to control that rearward thump and I start anticipating the trigger let off, the concussion starts to affect the trigger control, these look like .30 cal clover leafs 3 and 4 petals with the 5th usually a flyer :confused:, shots 20-30 the groups go to 1-2 inches and sometimes flyers that don't make the target board:eek: and at times the session has ended with a nice little laceration over the eye or on the bridge of the nose:mad: from trying to creep up the stock.
yous truly Flinchy
p.s. you can use a hachet and a hammer to cut those blocks