Pedersoli Kodiak Express III .58 X .58

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Britsmoothy

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With a rifle or shotgun that has a single barrel or an over/under you are correct as the line of recoil is along the centerline of the gun so shooting position has little effect. Here I would agree that whatever works best for the shooter is the way to go. With side by sides the line of recoil is either left or right of center line of the gun. There is a reason barrels of side by sides converge towards the muzzle.
You may be forgetting cast off in the stock.
Even single barrels and superimposed shotguns have cast off. This cast off will induce some sideways motion to the recoil impulse.
It's all a mute point really. The recovery from any chosen method of mounting in time is milliseconds and certainly quicker than cycling a bolt.
 

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You may be forgetting cast off in the stock.
Even single barrels and superimposed shotguns have cast off. This cast off will induce some sideways motion to the recoil impulse.
It's all a mute point really. The recovery from any chosen method of mounting in time is milliseconds and certainly quicker than cycling a bolt.
Your train of thought is completely and totally in another universe from the point I was trying to make.
 

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Your train of thought is completely and totally in another universe from the point I was trying to make.
People have been known to say I am from a different planet yes.
But what has that got to with this discussion?
 

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I wonder why they suggest rear trigger first, and then front trigger? That seems counter-intuitive. I'm not saying it's wrong, just counter-intuitive.

Yes, I own two SxS double rifles. One a 8x57JRS German Charles Daly circa 1910, and the other a 40 bore James D Purdey cap lock circa 1858.
 

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Conical-specific stick-loaders have big, wide buttplates, and my Hawken/Kentucky RB rifles have the crescent buttplates. These folks are right; heavy conicals with stiff powder charges Kick! Hence, the big buttplate.
My PRB rifles, even the .56 Leman with 100g FFG, is a soft kicker, and nice offhand shooter, even with a 270g roundball at 1500 fps. No discomfort from the iron Crescent buttplate. So, yes, you have to hang on to those Kickers tighter, no lightly resting on the forward hand, or she's going for a ride, all on her own.....Tinhorn
 

Britsmoothy

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I had a quick look regarding shouldering a double rifle and saw nothing special at all!
I'll put this link up but if it is disagreeable then please remove it but it does seem the fellow shooting is doing ok with a normal stance!
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EDIT:
I objected to it as watching a guy shoot an expensive double barrel rifle and reload it several times added nothing to the forum and violated the forum rules about cartridge guns. Therefore, I removed the link.
Zonie
Sorry Zonie, only just noticed.
I forget stuff.....
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