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Bump firing

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by nulfisin, Aug 4, 2009.

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  1. nulfisin

    nulfisin Member

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    I'm not condoning it or saying I do it on a regular basis. I'm just wondering how many of y'all do it and whether you can do it with any proficiency from the shoulder.:eek:
     
  2. Dr_2_B

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    umm not me
     
  3. chris in va

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    Never. Nope. Neither does my friend, especially not last weekend.
     
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    No, why?

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  5. rockheadd

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    Not with a .308 unless your target area is the entire side of Squaw (oops, I mean Piestewa) Peak... Really fun with a 10/22 Butler Steel Lip Mag though...
     
  6. shootistpd27

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    I dont know what bump firing is, would you please enlighten me?
     
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    can this be done with a 22 cause ive tried it and it hasnt worked?
     
  9. shootistpd27

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    At first I was a little irritated that you didnt just explain it yourself, now Im glad you didnt. Thats a little complicated. Thanks, I think I am going to try that with my mussel loader.
     
  10. Birdmang

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    I googled it 5 mins ago and didn't feel like I knew enough about it to explain it...I still don't fully understand it. Got to love wikipedia haha.
     
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    This site should have all you need to know.

    http://www.poormansmachinegun.com/PMMG5.htm

    Check out the video section for how to's.


    Of course, you are sure to hear from a lot of folks who will tell you how stupid this stuff is, but it's not their money, right?
     
  12. seanie!

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    I did it last trip to the range with my Saiga. I tried it from the hip with only three rounds and it honestly scared the crap out of me. Once I knew what to expect, I loaded up all ten. It was pretty fun, but I don't see myself ever really doing it again.
     
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    You bump fire shellfish?
     
  14. nulfisin

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    You can observe the technique on You Tube

    Plenty of good demonstrations there. In essence, you are firing your AR or other semi-auto almost as quickly as a full auto. You have to observe someone doing it to really understand it, but all you're really doing is keeping the trigger forward with some constant pressure (perhaps with a finger) and then pulling the barrel forward with your off hand. Then you let recoil do the rest as it pulls the barrel back, chambering a new round while the forward pull of your off hand causes the round to fire.

    I really don't make this a habit. Still, I'm impressed with those of you who can get get a .22 to bump fire. I can't do it, perhaps because my triggers don't break lightly enough given the very modest recoil I have to work with.
     
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    I tried it once with an SKS. I only got about 6 or 7 rounds to bump fire properly, but that was enough for me. I never would have expected a .22 to work, but I may have to try it sometime.
    RT
     
  16. Robert

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    Other than that was pretty cool, what point does bump firing serve? None that I can see. Why not take well aimed shots and save the ammo. I have seen many of the bump firing videos on You Tube... big deal. Can someone show me a target that was somehow better engaged with bump firing than it would have been with well aimed fire? I am not saying that it is not a neat little range trick, though most ranges I know will boot you right off the line for it. But I would rather take well aimed shots than just hurl bullets down range all willy nilly...
    You are correct it is not my money so if, for whatever reason, this floats your boat then go for it. I just don't see the point.
     
  17. DHJenkins

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    For some people, that's enough.

    Besides, the same argument could be made against real full auto firing.

    Having said that, I've never done it (I like to hit my target as well) - but I can understand wanting to.
     
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    I did it with my 10/22 with tapco and laser... have not tried it with my AR, and with the ammo prices still up there... I doubt I will.
     
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    I tried a couple variations on simulated full-auto some years back when I owned my (POS) Maadi AK. Ammo was dirt cheap in those days. It was mildly amusing and a great way to turn heads while plinking at the gravel pit. Couldn't hit squat, of course, but that was par for the course for the Maadi no matter how it was fired.
     
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    Not saying it would not be good for a chuckle... heck I have been known to duel wield 1911s. Couldn't hit the broad side of a barn at 10 yards... but it was fun... I just worry that someone will see this stuff and think that it is a real, accurate way to provide suppressive fire. It is not.
    Not quite. Full auto machine guns like the 240 family or the 249 are not just for providing suppressing fire. They are also fairly accurate in the hands of a good gunner. But I will concede that most folks, outside of a machine gun team, have no idea how to properly employ a machine gun.
     
  21. seanie!

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    I would be more worried about a situation that would come up needing someone to provide suppressive fire.
     
  22. Birdmang

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    Haha yea I have never needed any suppressive fire yet...maybe someday.
     
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    I did it all the time years ago with my AK's when you could buy lots of cheap ammo. With ammo over $200 a case now I don't do it as much.
     
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    I tried it once, but it didn't work. I think I was pulling too hard forward and it wouldn't recoil enough to reset the trigger. What a waste of ammo that was.
     
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    Only from the hip, using my belt loop.

    I subsequently lost both the rifle and pants in a tragic boating accident!
     
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