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    OldFartFarmer
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    Hi, Im John im addicted to SHOOTIN, Im on the 12 gun program,,,

    ok, Ive been shooting a BP original 45-70 trapdoor in competition for 4 yrs, along with some other BP rifles, some pistols and in 22 matches,

    Ive been shooting squirrels with my 1322 for a year, and have been saving up for the last 6months for a TX200 or HW97, spent some time with one of the guys at the arizona store

    and got a lot of laughs, as i used to live there and he mentioned i was NUTS to be up here in Maine,,,he's right,

    anyways he was out of TX;s out of HW97's pretty much out of everything .22,,dagnabbit,,, and didn't want to wait until march,

    they were/are having some sweet sales,,sadly i missed it, on the .22

    almost got an R9 but ive got just this once to go high end, so i splurged, still might get an R9

    so I went to the other place "PA" where ive bought 1322 stuff, and looked around, this morning I bought a HW97k Thumbhole

    and i joined here, and posted in the scope section my scope questions,

    but im wondering is there much difference in "follow through", bench shooting, and standing, sitting,(artillery hold ive read about) than with my 45-70 trapdoor,

    cause i hold the forend on her very gently when i shoot, standing or sitting,, bench its just up kinda snug and level no more, and it rocks my world when she goes off.

    I get springers bouncing both ways,

    just wondering about the comparison and if it will come easy or hard for me,

     

    cheers

    John

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    Brislee
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    John if you have a good grasp on how they recoil, then it's a matter of practice with a springer  ( or any gun for that point) You may struggle at first to find that perfect hold, but it's not that difficult once you do.

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    calclark09
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    I agree . If you can shoot a springer you can shoot anything .  “Hold” is everything!  I’ve found sand bags or a Lead Sled not helpful bags filled with rice work well for me .  I shot one of my BP 45/70’s. Couple years ago at The Quigly match in Forsyth.  I personally think there’s a lot of similarities in the springer/BP world .  I did not use my Trap Door , still a bit scared of that beast .   My model 86 Winchester shoots nice tho .   Happy lead Slinging! 

    CalCCalC 

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    Insanity
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    Welcome old fart this is a good place to share and ask questions.

     

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    Windmill01
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    G’day John and welcome. I don’t own a HW97K but i do own a HW77. I believe that both versions are at the same power and that the 77 may be a half a pound heavier. My 77 is not hold sensitive and I shoot it benched snug to my shoulder and the beginning of the cocking slot resting on my open palm. My poi doesn’t shift if I rest the front of the rifle on a bag. Most of my standing shooting is done against a tree where I basically clamp the front of the rifle with my hand to the tree. Should I have to take a shot standing out in the open then my hand is closed around the front of the stock. Follow through and maintaining the same form in each situation is important to me.

    So in my opinion my 77 isn’t hold sensitive. You shouldn’t have any difficulty adjusting to your new 97K, the HW’s are very accurate.  

    Look foward to hearing how your new rifle performs.

    Gary

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    ptthere
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    I ran into this a couple of months ago. I tried about 5 different holds on a NP rifle before I learned one that worked for me. Some say the artillery hold is the best to try. Good luck!

    PT

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