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Jumpy .243?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by springmom, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. springmom

    springmom Well-Known Member

    I seem to have forgotten how to shoot my deer rifle. Or something. :eek:

    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.

  2. Bartkowski

    Bartkowski Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. sansone

    sansone Well-Known Member

    well I'll state the obvious: check scope mount
  4. springmom

    springmom Well-Known Member

    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.

  5. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. wilson

    wilson Well-Known Member

    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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