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|Guest Message by DevFuse|
Wife using my gun
Posted 16 June 2012 - 04:54 PM
Would she be able to handle my 12 gauge sporter with some very light cartridges?
Posted 16 June 2012 - 05:23 PM
She'll be kicking yer arse before you know it!
Posted 16 June 2012 - 05:28 PM
Put a good bit of time into getting her to stand and hold the gun correctly at home before you go. Make sure she can hold the gun without arching backwards to manage the weight. If she can't, then best get a lighter gun. First impressions count and you can put her off easily..
If it makes sense to her, explain that the correct stance is like a boxer about to throw a punch, NOT like a boxer receiving a punch..
Posted 16 June 2012 - 06:36 PM
As Clever says a good bit of gun handling at home, dry mounting, making sure she understands how to open/close it, safety catch ect and general safe handling will pay dividends when she does actually fire a shot in anger. She wont feel such a newbie as it will be familiar. Nothing worse than hubby just sticking the gun in wifeys shoulder and getting her to pull the trigger, surefire way of her getting a bang in the face and being put off
Posted 16 June 2012 - 06:47 PM
Posted 16 June 2012 - 08:58 PM
Does the gun have a rubber butt pad or a hard black plastic one ?
Posted 17 June 2012 - 12:14 PM
I'll get her to try it at home an see how she gets on before taking it any further.
Sounds promising though. Was worried about the kick.
I've got a Browning XS 30" with a hard rubber butt.
Posted 17 June 2012 - 01:43 PM
Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:20 PM
My approach to recoil is to wait and see if it's actually a problem before trying to solve it.
Posted 17 June 2012 - 06:05 PM
Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:15 PM
As fuz says, try with some Hull Comp X 21g or some Express HV 21g as you don't want to put her off straight away.
If the Browning has a rubber butt pad she will be all the better for it. Firstly, if she is standing right and she's slim she is likely to have a protruding collar bone that she will be trying to mount onto which will be very painful for her without one.
On the other hand if she is a larger lady she will often have trouble with a sharp toe on the stock digging into the top of the breast because she will want to lean back a little at first.
An awful lot of ladies need the toe taking off a little for comfort so be aware of it.
Make sure she has plenty of padding when shooting but not layer upon layer of clothing as it will cause no end of problems.
You may also find that the comb is a little low on that gun for her.