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#6023524 - 11/11/15 12:41 PM Lightening up the kick in my tikka .270
B-Man Offline
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I would like to hear options to lighten up the hard arse kick my .270 is giving me. I'm interested in learning every option known so that I don't get kicked every time I pull the trigger.

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#6023533 - 11/11/15 12:42 PM Re: Lightening up the kick in my tikka .270 [Re: B-Man]
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Better recoil pad

stock that fits you better and weighs more

proper form

reduced loads

muzzlebreak
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#6023540 - 11/11/15 12:45 PM Re: Lightening up the kick in my tikka .270 [Re: B-Man]
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It's simple. Reduce the recoil with the rifle, like by adding a muzzle brake, recoil pad. Or reduce the recoil by reducing the power of the ammo. To reduce recoil with the ammo, you have to reduce the bullet weight and the speed. I have loaded a bunch of 100 and 130 grain Hornady SP bullets for reduced loads that work well. They still work on critters very well. It will reduce felt recoil by about 40%-50%.
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#6023596 - 11/11/15 01:05 PM Re: Lightening up the kick in my tikka .270 [Re: B-Man]
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If shooting over the bench raise the rifle up until your upper body is upright. Tucking down and forward on the bench will cause more felt recoil.

Recoil pad with proper pitch and length of pull. Imo most factory bolt guns are too short.

More weight

Reduced load.


Edited by TDK (11/11/15 01:05 PM)
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#6023606 - 11/11/15 01:09 PM Re: Lightening up the kick in my tikka .270 [Re: B-Man]
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I'd start with the cheapest option, a Limbsaver recoil pad. Afte that I'd look into a muzzle break.
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#6023614 - 11/11/15 01:14 PM Re: Lightening up the kick in my tikka .270 [Re: B-Man]
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++1 on the Limbsaver; it works!!
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#6023693 - 11/11/15 01:56 PM Re: Lightening up the kick in my tikka .270 [Re: pertnear]
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Originally Posted By: pertnear
++1 on the Limbsaver; it works!!
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#6023810 - 11/11/15 02:57 PM Re: Lightening up the kick in my tikka .270 [Re: B-Man]
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Muzzle BRAKE, not break! Brake is to slow things down, and a break is a smoke break or break something in half.
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#6023814 - 11/11/15 03:00 PM Re: Lightening up the kick in my tikka .270 [Re: B-Man]
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Haven't seen lighter bullets, if your shooting 150 gr, a drop to 130 gr will go a long way towards taming recoil.
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#6023842 - 11/11/15 03:19 PM Re: Lightening up the kick in my tikka .270 [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
Muzzle BRAKE, not break! Brake is to slow things down, and a break is a smoke break or break something in half.


My smartphone swears it's break. You tell it that it's wrong, lol
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#6023877 - 11/11/15 03:40 PM Re: Lightening up the kick in my tikka .270 [Re: B-Man]
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Thought most Tikkas were pencil barrels so can't be threaded unless you used an adapter.

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#6023888 - 11/11/15 03:44 PM Re: Lightening up the kick in my tikka .270 [Re: B-Man]
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It cant be that bad
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#6023900 - 11/11/15 03:50 PM Re: Lightening up the kick in my tikka .270 [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
Muzzle BRAKE, not break! Brake is to slow things down, and a break is a smoke break or break something in half.


My smartphone swears it's break. You tell it that it's wrong, lol


LOL! Sometimes smart phones aren't all that smart. I tell my wife this when she follows her mapping app EXACTLY what it says, and it takes her all over town out of the way. Crazy!
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#6023969 - 11/11/15 04:25 PM Re: Lightening up the kick in my tikka .270 [Re: B-Man]
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I gotta get a brake on my '06 T3.
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#6024058 - 11/11/15 05:10 PM Re: Lightening up the kick in my tikka .270 [Re: B-Man]
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But I got a good price break on my 7mm!
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