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#5628445 - 03/01/15 02:17 PM Accuracy sucks!
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I've hunted since I was about 16. My first deer gun was a 7mag savage. I shot it until last year when I bought a .243 savage.

I have never been accurate with my 7mag. I know it is accurate because other people shoot it well. I can shoot 2" groups at 100 yards and have some that I pull. Other hunters can shoot 1" groups with it at 100 yards perfectly.

My .243 I can shoot 1" groups with it almost always. I haven't pulled any.

I know it's all in my mind. I'm not confident with my 7mag I guess. I've tried to have the shot sneak up on me and be as good as possible but I will still pull some.

Both guns have 1.5 lb triggers and soft recoil pads.

How can I become confident with my 7mag? Should I shoot my .243 more and then when confident with it shoot my 7mag and repeat that? I've been doing this and it has helped some.
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#5628452 - 03/01/15 02:20 PM Re: Accuracy sucks! [Re: MathMan]
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Obvious you don't like recoil. Make it heavier.
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#5628466 - 03/01/15 02:26 PM Re: Accuracy sucks! [Re: Bullfrog]
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Originally Posted By: Bullfrog
Obvious you don't like recoil. Make it heavier.

I agree. Better recoil pad as well.
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#5628480 - 03/01/15 02:34 PM Re: Accuracy sucks! [Re: MathMan]
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Brake it!
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#5628488 - 03/01/15 02:38 PM Re: Accuracy sucks! [Re: MathMan]
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Brake and a P.A.S.T. recoil pad you wear
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#5628515 - 03/01/15 02:48 PM Re: Accuracy sucks! [Re: MathMan]
passthru Offline
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Man muzzle breaks have the opposite effect on me. The blow back is hard on my sinus and ears.
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#5628520 - 03/01/15 02:52 PM Re: Accuracy sucks! [Re: MathMan]
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The PAST pad helps a great deal for practicing from the bench; I, too, am not a fan of brakes. You might want to try shooting your 7mm for accuracy using the managed recoil loads. That might be a simple fix for your problem.
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#5628536 - 03/01/15 03:03 PM Re: Accuracy sucks! [Re: MathMan]
passthru Offline
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I sold all of my harder recoil guns. Glad they are gone. .243 will kill most anything most of us will hunt. Including elk.
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#5628631 - 03/01/15 03:48 PM Re: Accuracy sucks! [Re: MathMan]
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Lots of dry firing wouldn't hurt either.

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#5628744 - 03/01/15 04:44 PM Re: Accuracy sucks! [Re: MathMan]
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Suppress it and work up a better load

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#5628750 - 03/01/15 04:46 PM Re: Accuracy sucks! [Re: MathMan]
cabosandinh Offline
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Registered: 08/12/13
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Few things you can do to tighten the group on 7 mag

Have barrel floated, better stock w aluminum pillar and bedded properly

Premium ammo or Good loads w good bullets

My stock 7 mag was shooting 3"
Down to 1/4-1/2" with the upgrades mentioned

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#5628830 - 03/01/15 05:18 PM Re: Accuracy sucks! [Re: MathMan]
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Just shoot it off the bench and don't worry at all about accuracy... just shoot it at the backstop. It sounds like your flinching as your concentrating on small groups and hitting a bullseye. If you can afford to "just shoot several rounds over a trip or two" and truly get more comfortable with the recoil you'll do better. I'm thinking since it was your first rifle out of the gates at 16 the recoil may have smacked you pretty good and that has stuck with you. If others can shoot it well and make it group at least you know the rifle isn't the factor. A good test is to let someone sit next to you and let them hand you the rifle to shoot, they may have loaded it or they may not have loaded it "you don't know", go through your routine to squeeze off a round at the target, if it fires then ok you went through your routine to make a shot, if it doesn't fire and goes "click" did you jump or flinch? It's a good test...

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#5628844 - 03/01/15 05:23 PM Re: Accuracy sucks! [Re: MathMan]
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Or just have your buddy keep punching you in the shoulder at random so you get used to it roflmao
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#5628870 - 03/01/15 05:33 PM Re: Accuracy sucks! [Re: Bullfrog]
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Originally Posted By: Bullfrog
Or just have your buddy keep punching you in the shoulder at random so you get used to it roflmao


Yep! That would work just as good! scared roflmao

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#5628886 - 03/01/15 05:39 PM Re: Accuracy sucks! [Re: MathMan]
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Sorry Mathman, I was the same way for a while too. I just had to get used to what the gun was gonna do to my shoulder. If you can put some sort of thick pad on there and find a way to add a little weight, practice, practice practice. That won't cost you much. What kind of stock are you running? Mine is an ADL lightweight sporter so it pops a little too.
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