Originally Posted by Kristie
Thanks, guys! I love the visual replies. I'm a visual person anyway, so that's just right for me to see what you're talking about. Since my other rifle is a .22, and the .22 muzzle guard seems like it'll be big enough. The Hoppes one should be fine, then, right, even though it looks like it's not as long as the others? As for the cleaning rod, I think the one I just got was for .22 and up, so that should work.
Alpo, that video had me laughing! See, it made more sense to me to keep it not as tight, so then it's farther away from the shoulder and less likely to come in as much contact with it. But I see that the exact opposite is actually true. Going to have to test that out and see for myself now.
Alpo and JLA are 100% correct, hold it firmly against your shoulder, I made the mistake of assuming that you were already doing so, and did not mention it, I would bet though, that soon, the felt recoil won't even be noticed,
In case I missed someone already talking about this, you are not going to notice any difference in ammo, accuracy wise anyway, by shooting 5 of one followed by 5 of another and reapeat/so on, doesn't work that way, if you want to see how a certain kind of ammo performs, start with a clean gun, shoot one kind if ammo, clean/cooldown gun, change targets, and then try another brand, so all things are equal, each time, for each brand of ammo, compare targets later for results,
You won't get any kind of accurate, measurable results(strictly talking about accuracy here)by shooting 5 of one kind, followed by 5 of the next kind etc., just doesn't work that way,
I haven't read everything on this post yet, so this may have been covered already, if so, I just wasted a little time, if not, then it's something for you to think about,
This is especially imortant when trying to find which brand of .22 is most accurate out of a given gun, if I switch brands in the middle of a shooting session, it takes several shots for the rifle to settle down and adjust to the different brand of ammo before it starts to group tightly again, not positive exactly why, but that's what happens.