6 hours ago
When it comes to long range shooting, not all bolt action rifles are created equal... large calibre, ultralight hunting rifles often suffer from excessive muzzle flip when shot from a "modern" prone position where the non master hand supports the buttstock with a rear bag... this is basically because most "off the shelf" hunting stocks are not optimised for this style of shooting.
their cog is much lower than the bore axis and the result is excessive muzzle flip.
if you do want to use your ultralight rifle for some occasional long range stuff you have a couple of options... optiin #1
- get a stock that gets the cog as close to the bore axis as possible...but this costs $$$ and it may not be an investment you want to make... option #2
- hold the fore-end of the rifle with your non master hand and support your hand with a stable platform.
if needed, you can still provide some support to the rear by "building" a platform with your rear bag/s.
you can provide even more stability by using a sling... this position will help control muzzle flip while still providing you with adequate stability for the "occasional" long range shot while hunting.
if long range hunting is your thing...then replacing the stock is your best bet in the long term.