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Ask Wayne van Zwoll Questions About "Why Hunters Muff Shots" #12389621 11/10/17
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I'd like to thank our own Wayne van Zwoll (WvZ) for his latest exclusive Campfire article "Why Hunters Muff Shots" which can be found by clicking the link.

Please use this thread to ask Wayne questions about the article, and please no one mention the mule deer I missed in Montana in 1993 that I only dream about once a week anymore. smile

Thanks a ton, Wayne!


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Re: Ask Wayne van Zwoll Questions About "Why Hunters Muff Shots" [Re: RickBin] #12435307 12/01/17
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Bump for publication.


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Re: Ask Wayne van Zwoll Questions About "Why Hunters Muff Shots" [Re: RickBin] #12442670 12/04/17
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Wayne - seems to me that I see more hunters using really large, powerful scopes on heavy "target" type rifles for hunting.

I think this has contributed to more "muffed shots" in recent years. One hunter I know was convinced that she had to take a .300 Rem Ultra Mag Sendero, and a 6.5-20x scope to South Africa for plains game. I'd urged her to take a rifle like her husband's .270 Winchester, but... She had to use the 14 pound rifle.

She got some game, but told me that she had a really hard time getting on target with that heavy rifle & big scope...

Sometimes we don't give the typical American hunting rifle & scope enough credit. Of course, whatever rifle is chosen, practice with it is vital. Shot placement, sometimes in a hurry, is key.

Regards, Guy

Re: Ask Wayne van Zwoll Questions About "Why Hunters Muff Shots" [Re: GuyM] #12455505 12/09/17
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That's my take, too, Guy. One of the women I've hosted on my annual safaris toted a .338 Lapua with a scope to match. She shot it quite well -- but it was a burden on the trail, and she needed lots of time to get it on target. This trend shows no sign of fading. On the bright side, perhaps it will deflate the prices of early M70s still wearing 2 1/2x Alaskans and 4x Leupolds. Best.... Wayne

Re: Ask Wayne van Zwoll Questions About "Why Hunters Muff Shots" [Re: RickBin] #12467474 12/14/17
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Great article! Not only lots of good sense but also really fine writing.

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Re: Ask Wayne van Zwoll Questions About "Why Hunters Muff Shots" [Re: RickBin] #12467748 12/14/17
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Thanks Wayne enjoyed the article and I am going to amp up my offhand practice.

Re: Ask Wayne van Zwoll Questions About "Why Hunters Muff Shots" [Re: RickBin] #12486378 12/22/17
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Great article!

I have a question on how balance factors into the equation. I have two rifles that are my"go to" rifles: an MRC ASR, with Montana's 24 inch No 2 contour barrel, and a M70 Featherweight (BACO). I find that the forward weight of the MRC rifle settles the crosshairs down quite a bit more than the M70, but absolutely love carrying and shooting the Featherweight. What sort of practice/exercises can one do to help settle a muzzle-light rifle like the Featherweight?

Thanks

Mike


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Re: Ask Wayne van Zwoll Questions About "Why Hunters Muff Shots" [Re: RickBin] #12670559 02/24/18
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Just read the article, Wayne. Good stuff there! Thanks.



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Re: Ask Wayne van Zwoll Questions About "Why Hunters Muff Shots" [Re: RickBin] #12863868 05/16/18
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Great article .Met you at a Casper outdoor show a few yrs. back..I like your factual, real world approach to outdoor and shooting articles...I recently had some minor trouble with a 3x9x40 so I called the factory and asked if they would trade it back for a 6x42..They said yes and after 3 wks it arrived from the Czech Republic..I shot the best group in yrs with my .300 Win.Featherweight..About a quarter inch at 100 yds..Never shot at game over 6x anyway..

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