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Just wanted to introduce myself. I live in San Jose, CA. I'm new to hunting, and just purchased my first firearm - a Remington 700 SPS Stainless in 30-06. I plan to hunt Deer and Pigs with this rifle. I'm also going to be picking up a shotgun for turkey & duck hunting eventually. I also do some fishing here and there...not nearly as much as I'd like to. Mostly for Halibut, Stripers, Salmon, Rockfish, and the occasional trout & crappie.

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Good to have you Chris Big smile
Being a new hunter, ask all the questions you want! Everyone here is real willing to help out Thumbs up

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Welcome to BGH Chris! Big smile

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Chris M, Welcome to BGH! Big smile

Good choice for a first rifle.

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Hey welcome to big game hunting

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Some pics of my new toy...



I'm heading to the range tomorrow to see what it can do.

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Chris M wrote:
I'm heading to the range tomorrow to see what it can do.

OK, 'IT' can do better than I can. I definitely need some practice. I went to the range to sight it in. I forgot to bore-sight it first. The first couple shots were about 10" to the left and 4" high. Here's a picture of the last several shots I took. Unfortunately this was at only 50 yards. I really need to work on my technique, and try to keep from flinching.

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Chris M, Good looking rifle. You might want to purchase some recoil reducing loads, that should help with the flinching. Keep practicing....you'll improve. Remember to squeeze the trigger, don't yank and hold your breath. If you still flinch you might want to look into getting muzzlebreak for your weapon.

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Hiker wrote:
Chris M, Good looking rifle. You might want to purchase some recoil reducing loads, that should help with the flinching. Keep practicing....you'll improve. Remember to squeeze the trigger, don't yank and hold your breath. If you still flinch you might want to look into getting muzzlebreak for your weapon.

I was going to pick up some "Managed Recoil" rounds, but the 2 places I stopped by on the way to the range didn't carry them.

The recoil didn't hurt or scare me or anything. I actually thought it was kind of fun.

I'm doing my breathing right...large inhale, let 1/2 out, and hold. Slowly squeeze trigger until it fires. I did catch myself yanking on the trigger a couple of times, when I wasn't concentrating. I just need to get out there every week until I get accustomed to it.

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Sounds like you're doing all the right things....... Thumbs up

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