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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Any way to eliminate all felt recoil?

I know of a person who gave up all hunting because of her disabilities. She would like to get back to hunting but can not have the rifle against her shoulder because of any recoil, be it a .22 or larger. Shooting sticks would help her hold the rifle up but how can we keep the rifle from touching her shoulder? Padding in between the rifle and shoulder is not an option. All ideas will be given consideration. Thanks to all !
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Re: Any way to eliminate all felt recoil?

Can she learn to shoot left handed?

And I'm not trying to be a wise guy, just looking at a possible simple solution.

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Re: Any way to eliminate all felt recoil?

What about a Contender or Encore handgun with a bipod on sand bags. a .243 really would not jump around that much at all, especially if you were to fit some type of extended hand grip to make the bottom od the grip (below her hand) be up against a sandbag. Of corse she would have to be in some type of blind or something where you can have a set up with shooting bench type thing.
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Re: Any way to eliminate all felt recoil?

Many clay shooters use a hydraulic system to manage recoil. Don't know if that would be any help. If recoil from a 22 is too much I would think you may have a difficult time with this one.

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Re: Any way to eliminate all felt recoil?

Thanks for your replies. Yes, this is a tough one. We just recently found out she may have to give up any and all thoughts of hunting. Maybe a blow gun? Just being silly! She is interested in learning about outdoor photography so that would mean she can be outdoors with me.She was my hunting partner for several years and I don't like hunting now days without her. But a blind and a camera should help a lot.
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Re: Any way to eliminate all felt recoil?

Check in now and then. I've had temporary disabilities that prevented me from hunting, for a time. Over time nothing was permanent.
There were times I couldn't take recoil or recoil for a long time on one shoulder. So I switched shoulders to shoot. And I remember them like it was last month, but some were over thirty years ago.
The hardest thing for well people is to really understand a disability. And some disabilities do become permanent for some.
There were times I went to a fishing rod. Not a lot of recoil there. And became a darn good fisherman.

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Re: Any way to eliminate all felt recoil?

Would a cross bow work?
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Re: Any way to eliminate all felt recoil?

Too much trauma to her upper body so she can't have any vibration type stuff from equipment. And it's permanent.
Crossbow? Hmmm......Possibility. Tripod to set the forearm on and a support under the stock.
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Re: Any way to eliminate all felt recoil?

Pistol is a good idea, I hv contender & with wide variety of barrel selections
& grips you could get felt recoil & vibrations down to zip...put it /lock it down on
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Re: Any way to eliminate all felt recoil?

I dont know of the legality of this but could she use a shooting rest that hold the gun and absorbs the recoil while allowing her to sight in using a cell phone mounted on the scope for aiming....She could also use hydrolics to pull the trigger.

Just thinking outside the box here.
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