Just back from a morning at the range shooting exclusively from prone off a bipod with my usual .308.
Got through a few rounds and could just about fry an egg on the barrel after 3 shots laying out in the sun!
For the first time I have suffered with a sore shoulder which I know is due to the stock being higher up in the shoulder than from any other position. Just wearing a t shirt didn't help but if was too hot for more.
Now I'm doing more with the rifle than before having joined a club and notjust stalking and zeroing I am thinking about the benefits of fitting a recoil reducer of the izzard type or similar. Back in the day when I was getting through 10's of thousands of shotgun cartridges I had a recoil reducer fitted in my competition gun and it was probably the best £200 I ever spent on something to help with my shooting.
Does anyone have experience of using recoil reducers on rifles (the sprung oil damper type)? The eye relief must bs s consideration but the maximum movement on the one in my shotgun is only about 15mm but I have nearly 100mm of eye relief so I wouldn't think it could be a problem. I hope the scope isn't getting within 15mm of me at the moment!
Any experience appreciated.