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IME as a trained shot and subsequently a trained marksman and marksmanship coach

a good firm but calm hold is the only way to absorb the kick, and I'm a little bloke, though I've put on some weight of late ;-)!

The FAL or SLR L1A1 kicked hard if you didn't hold it right. I always used to get a bruised cheek-bone on the range, until I did the course I mentioned. ? When I found out that there were three different butt lengths, and gave me a 'slur' with the one that fit me.

Improved my shooting a lot.

My restocked (to fit me), sporterised and re-barrelled M1917, in .30-06 could kick hard if you didn't hold it firmly. You do NOT want a scoped rifle to kick. This had a quick release mounting and a big wide peep sight for close country shooting.

Pigs and deer? IME you need to be good at shot-placement to take them with a 6mm cartridge, and you should use a heavy-ish bullet.

Any .30 inch Mach2 plus cartridge should be fine. But a .30-06 is way the best.


Tim Bailey

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