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DavidNorris

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Flinching
« on: August 13, 2013, 02:28:59 PM »

Hi everyone, I just picked up a T3 Hunter in .270wsm. I ran through the break-in and sighted in my scope a couple days ago.

I have used a standard .270 in the past but the short mag has a bit more punch to it and I am finding that I am flinching as I anticipate the rifle firing effecting my accuracy. When I dont flinch the rifle is very accurate and I am loving it.

Any tips to combat this bad habit?
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yukonal

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Re: Flinching
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013, 04:57:22 PM »

That's a tough one. I find, that when recoil is bothering me, I really suck the rifle in tight to my shoulder and hold it as tight as possible.

The standard Tikka recoil pad is worthless. You could change that to a LimbSaver, and consider a muzzle brake. But definiately, shoot with a firm grip, and 2 hands.
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Re: Flinching
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013, 06:40:55 PM »

That's a tough one. I find, that when recoil is bothering me, I really suck the rifle in tight to my shoulder and hold it as tight as possible.

The standard Tikka recoil pad is worthless. You could change that to a LimbSaver, and consider a muzzle brake. But definiately, shoot with a firm grip, and 2 hands.

As an owner of a 300 WSM Tikka, what he said is what to do. The Limbsaver makes a WORLD of difference. It makes the factory piece look and feel like a hockey puck in comparison. Start with that and if you find the recoil is still too much and causes a flinch, then get a muzzle break.
Myself, I find it's quite manageable with the replacement recoil pad... but we're all different.
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DavidNorris

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Re: Flinching
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 07:46:53 PM »

Thanks guys, I am planning on getting a limbsaver asap and I'll test it out this weekend at the range.
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Re: Flinching
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2013, 07:17:41 PM »

Got the recoil pad and manned up a bit and held on to my rifle a bit better and had no problems. It is much better and I am getting used to it and shooting sub 1" groups. Love this rifle.

Thanks for the tips!

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yukonal

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Re: Flinching
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2013, 05:37:21 PM »

Glad to help, and really glad you're more comfortable with your rifle.
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Re: Flinching
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2013, 06:13:59 PM »

Another satisfied customer... way to go Al!  ;D
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yukonal

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Re: Flinching
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2013, 05:56:40 PM »

We try our best! ;)
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Re: Flinching
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2014, 04:50:30 AM »

Based on pure phycics, the best way to soften recoil is to put more weight onto the rifle. The only thing that speaks against it is if you do stalking a lot while hunting. For every other shooting more weight does good.
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Re: Flinching
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2015, 05:45:52 AM »

Flinching are us.  The first time I fired my 270 I got a nasty scope
ring round the eye.  This was more than 30 years ago.  What I tried to
do to train myself was have a shooting partner load your mag for you with
snap caps mixed in.  You'll soon see how bad you're flinching and the rest will
take time and repetition.
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Re: Flinching
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2015, 06:17:27 PM »

I used to be so paranoid about getting "scoped" that I consistantly mounted my scopes too far forward.  Not a problem if you can adjust the parallax, but played hell with snap shooting.  I look for eye relief numbers on all my new scope purchases first, tho not always the deal maker/breaker now.
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