But what about "men" like me that just love recoil? I mean, after touching off a hot loaded .338, I like to stand up, rub my shoulder, do a "tool man" grunt--then go back for round 2!
In all seriousness. I'm a big guy, so recoil doesn't bother me that
it does bother me. After praticing with the 7mm Rem. Mag. my shoulder is begging for mercy and so am I, after about 20 rounds. I think once a person feels his/her shoulder getting tender, it's time to stop for the day.
If every shot is going to send a streak of pain across the chest, it's end result will be a flinch--which affects accuracy, which affects confidence, which affects pleasure in shooting, and so on. It's the snowball effect...
You guys have made some good points. About the only other thing I can add is; don't be in a hurry to shoot. Take your time, breathe right, squeeze
the trigger, then take a break.
In my opinion it's best to take 10 good shots an hour, than 20 bad ones.
"but if you're bored then you're boring"...Harvey Danger
[This message has been edited by The Mohican Sneak (edited September 21, 1999).]