Questions about shooting range

So I went to a shooting range the other day with a friend for the first time and shot a bunch of guns

Is it normal to dislike shooting the 5.56 powered rifles? They are extremely loud and it feels like it bruises my shoulder when I shoot them. Also, it cost like 200$ + range fees total to shoot like 40 rounds through one, so it feels like a big waste of money, plus the scope was not sighted in correctly so I didnt hit anything accurately.

My friend let me use his .22 rifle and that one didn't have any recoil and the rounds went where I wanted them to. It was actually really fun.

I tried shooting a Glock 17 and a CZ 75 and I was having a lot of trouble putting the rounds in the single stack magazine, also the recoil from these guns hurts my hand. is this normal?
maybe im just a pussy. But it seems like the shitty recoil from these guns is making it less fun

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck ya mudda

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >feels like it bruises my shoulder when I shoot them
    you are joking i hope? Im a (former) skinnyfat noguns eurofag and i had no problem shooting a mosin, an ak and a FAL in hungary

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck ya mudda

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck ya mudda

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Recoil is part of the fun

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Git Gud.
    But seriously nothing you fired has large kick. Just need to get used to it. Buy a hand grip exercise tool which will help with your pistol shooting and loading. Also zero your rifle.
    Also fees to shoot your own ammo?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I live in cuckifornia, so its considerably more expensive

      Recoil is part of the fun

      Haha, I suppose for some people it's fun

      ar15 can't bruise you, it literally can't. the recoil energy and impulse is lower than the threshold for injuring flesh.

      Yes, however I have a medical condition that makes any impact to my body considerably more painful and prone to bruising.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Californian
        >special snowflake
        baka

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    PUSSSYYYYY
    >verification not required

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck ya mudda

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck ya mudda

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ar15 can't bruise you, it literally can't. the recoil energy and impulse is lower than the threshold for injuring flesh.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck ya mudda

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You should try 12 gauge slugs

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No, he should try magnum turkey shells

  13. 1 month ago
    Resident Wumbologist

    >Is it normal to dislike shooting the 5.56 powered rifles?
    No.
    >They are extremely loud
    Guns in general are loud. That is why you are supposed to wear hearing protection. If it's still too loud you should double up with earplugs under the earmuffs although if you go back a few times you'll get used to it to an extent.
    5.56mm is a very high velocity cartridge, so combined with relatively short barrels there's a bit of unburnt powder that combusts at the muzzle creating a bit more flash/noise than other rifles.
    >bruises my shoulder when I shoot them
    That is very unusual since it is specifically designed to be a light cartridge with very low felt recoil specifically to be controllable in fully-automatic fire. Out of a semi-automatic or bolt-action rifle it's about as mild recoiling as a rifle caliber gets.
    >Also, it cost like 200$ + range fees total to shoot like 40 rounds through one,
    That's really overpriced. About 10x the going rate for ammo. You are also paying for the rental but even by rental markup standards $200 for 40 rounds is nutty. I've rented machine guns for far less.
    >plus the scope was not sighted in correctly so I didnt hit anything accurately.
    If you are inexperienced and getting beat up by 5.56mm it's probably you and not the scope.
    >My friend let me use his .22 rifle and that one didn't have any recoil and the rounds went where I wanted them to. It was actually really fun.
    22LR is very easy to use and indeed quite fun. That's largely the point of it. If you ever come back to do more shooting you should shoot a lot of 22LR rifle and pistol, then transitioning up to the bigger calibers will be easier because some of the muscle memory you learn will carry over. You'll shoot better and not flinch in anticipation of the recoil quite as much.

    • 1 month ago
      Resident Wumbologist

      Cont

      >I tried shooting a Glock 17 and a CZ 75 and I was having a lot of trouble putting the rounds in the single stack magazine
      They are actually double stack magazines that merge to a single feed. Loading those can be a pain if you're new and haven't developed the technique to thumb rounds in. There are also loading tools that help depress the top round and then you can slide the next one in easier, you should be able to load a magazine without one but having it can be a nice quality of life improvement at the range.
      > also the recoil from these guns hurts my hand.
      They do recoil, but unless you are holding it so loose that it's snapping back into your hand it shouldn't be bruising or hurting anything. 9mm is a pretty reasonable caliber.

      https://i.imgur.com/JX9ePEn.jpg

      Yeah I live in cuckifornia, so its considerably more expensive
      [...]
      Haha, I suppose for some people it's fun
      [...]
      Yes, however I have a medical condition that makes any impact to my body considerably more painful and prone to bruising.

      I live in CA too and I've never seen a range that charges $200 for 40 rounds out of an AR-15.
      As for blood platelets I'm not familiar with that medical condition but unless you are literally getting the shit beat out of you doing normal things like opening a door or using a hammer an AR-15, Glock 17 and a CZ-75 shouldn't be really harming you at all.

      Git Gud.
      But seriously nothing you fired has large kick. Just need to get used to it. Buy a hand grip exercise tool which will help with your pistol shooting and loading. Also zero your rifle.
      Also fees to shoot your own ammo?

      Well he said the rifle was a rental so it's not his to zero. OP is a nogunz. A 22 rifle would be a good place to start if he wants to get his own though.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    shooting guns can leave marks on your shoulder regardless of whether the recoil actually feels heavy or not. braces specifically seem to do it more since theres less surface area pressing against your skin.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You sound like a pussy but 22lr is fun. Shoot whatever you want. Maybe try a PCC next time, you can get decent ones for pretty cheap. Low recoil, easy to use and cheap to shoot. Fun.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >today I discovered that real life isn't like my video games and bullets don't just magically hit whatever it is I want them to hit
    damn bro, u don't say?

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck ya mudda

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck ya mudda

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck ya mudda

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    5.56 is a glorified .22 round. It really bruises your man made vagina? Holy shit. Man up. Try some .308 or 30-06 and get some callouses on that onions pussy of yours.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I dunno but I wish they'd stop shooting it out of their 5inch AR pistols.
    I have a hearing loss and that shit fucks me up. Double ear protection disorientates me so I try to just go when it is empty.
    .223 out of my rifle is just fine. I'm also likely fucking autistic as shit when it comes to noise because of my hearing issues.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you cringe and hold the stock away from your body it hurts. It's getting some room to accelerate backwards and then hit you. If you grip a pistol too lightly, it starts wrenching your arm around in ways it won't if you grip it well. Even with light-recoiling guns like 5.56 and 9mm. Snug it up tight and distribute your weight correctly, things will hurt a lot less. Some things will still suck, a lot, like pushing 45-70 through a 7-pound rifle with an inch-wide metal-capped stock, but 5.56 should not be uncomfortable no matter how shitty your platelets are.
    >loud
    Wear better ear protection and start campaigning to deregulate suppressors like the rest of us.

    >I like .22
    So does everyone. Get a rifle, preferably a lever-action or pump since you live in Cali. Practice. Worry about working up to bigger stuff later. Magnum pistol calibers are very comfortable to shoot through a lever-action gun, and might be something worth trying when you get your form up to snuff. Most people hunt with a .30 caliber round or a 12g slug from a manually-operated weapon (be that a pump, lever, or bolt), which actually hits a good bit harder than a semi-auto.

    TLDR yes you're a pussy, practice moar and don't be afraid of holding the gun or it'll bite you.

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