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AR 15 Shooters

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Dave P, Feb 6, 2010.

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  1. Dave P

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    After all these years I just noticed that none of these shooters-military have the butt pad completely on their shoulders. What's the reason for this?
     
  2. crusha

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    You build your position like a sno-cone...the rifle is the cherry on top. Try to shove the cherry down into the cone...it all falls apart.


    (burp!)
     
  3. Brian in Oregon

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    That's one reason why I like the AR15 for coyote hunting. Sometimes I wind up sitting in awkward positions. Yet as long as I can get my eye in line with the axis of the scope, it makes little difference how well the buttstock is planted on my shoulder. Some optics, like the EOTech, as even more forgiving of eye-optics alignment.

    There is no way I would try this with my FAL.
     
  4. ljunatic

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    I shoot an AR15 with my nose touching the charging handle...not much recoil to deal with. Since the Stoner action design is a straight line(no drop)The high hold in the shoulder comes pretty naturally
     
  5. Brian in Oregon

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    re: nose to charging handle... My screwed up neck won't let me crane my head far enough forward for that. I used to get my beard or moustache caught in CAR stocks. Now my head is back far enough this never happens. The top two vertebrae in my neck are skewed. One is rotated CW, the other CCW, and their discs are bulging into the spinal cord.
     
  6. GW22

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    That's interesting, Dave, because I've always wondered the same thing. Often times nearly half the butt plate is above the contact area.

    The other thing I've wondered regarding AR shooters is how they can afford to shoot the darn things. If you think trapshooting or pistol shooting is expensive, go spend a Saturday with those dudes.

    -Gary
     
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