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Were you possibly out of position on one of the shots? One bad shot could cause an initial pain that you were then more aware of on each follow up shot.
That's totally plausible. I have been finding some difficulty falling into my normal shooting positions - - I seem to now be positioning my body to accommodate the sore areas from the injuries, possibly at the expense of creating poor alignment and anchoring. It has certainly been a challenge achieving what was once a natural fluid act. I'll do some experimentation this week. 馃槉
 

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Got me thinking about my own pending neck fusion, 3 vertebrae, surgeon said probably 4-5 months "recovery". You mention that you have a brake on your 300 Wby. I do not want to put one on mine because it was a gift/inheritance and has the front sight put on at the Wby Custom Shop.

That said, I was looking at threading other guns, I started threading my own with the kits a few years ago, so no big deal. I found this Ruger brake at Midway, claims up to 58% recoil reduction. It is Ruger, otherwise I would not believe it. Now to try and find one for the 45-70. Anyone know of screw on brakes or clamp on brakes for the 45-70? Sure would be nice is they made a cheap brake for the 45-70.


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Got me thinking about my own pending neck fusion, 3 vertebrae, surgeon said probably 4-5 months "recovery". You mention that you have a brake on your 300 Wby. I do not want to put one on mine because it was a gift/inheritance and has the front sight put on at the Wby Custom Shop.

That said, I was looking at threading other guns, I started threading my own with the kits a few years ago, so no big deal. I found this Ruger brake at Midway, claims up to 58% recoil reduction. It is Ruger, otherwise I would not believe it. Now to try and find one for the 45-70. Anyone know of screw on brakes or clamp on brakes for the 45-70? Sure would be nice is they made a cheap brake for the 45-70.


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This one claims like 70% reduction. I never shot my .308 without it, but I believe it. Very soft shooting for what it is.

 

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This one claims like 70% reduction. I never shot my .308 without it, but I believe it. Very soft shooting for what it is.

Thank you for posting that. I have pending vertebra in the neck, 2 broken bones in the lower back, SLAC wrist on my shooting hand and a carpel tunnel and shrapnel removal on my left hand and wrist. At present, everything by 22 lr hurts to shoot, but I shoot them anyway and hurt for days. The one break I tested on my buddies 300 Win mag is a brand I have no clue about, I think it may have been the Boss system, but it was litterally great.

These things are not cheap, but I am old and pain costs a lot too. I am seriously looking at maybe a 30 cal one that I could swap with the 300 BLK, the 7.62 x 39 AR, and maybe on my 257 Weatherby which I plan to thread. The compensator seems to help on the ARs and AK, but a 50-70% reduction in recoil would be nice. I shoot the 257 Weatherby a lot for deer rifles, 200-300 rounds a year or more. It shoots flat a very long way and very fast, 3,700 of more my last batch. I have never consider the 257 as bad recoil, that said, cutting it in half or more would still be very nice.

I also have to wonder about the 45-70. Full power loads get tiring pretty quick from the little Guide Gun, a 50% reduction would be a very big deal is my situation.

So thanks for alerting me to those brakes. Now a new project....yea....
 

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Thank you for posting that. I have pending vertebra in the neck, 2 broken bones in the lower back, SLAC wrist on my shooting hand and a carpel tunnel and shrapnel removal on my left hand and wrist. At present, everything by 22 lr hurts to shoot, but I shoot them anyway and hurt for days. The one break I tested on my buddies 300 Win mag is a brand I have no clue about, I think it may have been the Boss system, but it was litterally great.

These things are not cheap, but I am old and pain costs a lot too. I am seriously looking at maybe a 30 cal one that I could swap with the 300 BLK, the 7.62 x 39 AR, and maybe on my 257 Weatherby which I plan to thread. The compensator seems to help on the ARs and AK, but a 50-70% reduction in recoil would be nice. I shoot the 257 Weatherby a lot for deer rifles, 200-300 rounds a year or more. It shoots flat a very long way and very fast, 3,700 of more my last batch. I have never consider the 257 as bad recoil, that said, cutting it in half or more would still be very nice.

I also have to wonder about the 45-70. Full power loads get tiring pretty quick from the little Guide Gun, a 50% reduction would be a very big deal is my situation.

So thanks for alerting me to those brakes. Now a new project....yea....
No problem. I wish you well. I know that's a tough thing to be dealing with. Pain that is not visible is hard for people to understand, and those who love you don't want to see you suffering, and their efforts to be positive can feel dismissive. Chronic discomfort can be a very lonely experience. I hope you find the relief you are looking for.
 
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