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1st post and thinking new LR hunting rig.

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Unread 10-13-2009, 09:22 AM
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Re: 1st post and thinking new LR hunting rig.

Thx MR!!!

Yup, you've givin' me something to think about alright! What yer doing is overloading my small brain with too many options!!!

I'm 5' 11" and about 235 and haven't ever really used a dedicated recoil pad aside from what came with the firearm (i *think* i had something on my 1st .300 Win, it's been a long time...). Ya, i agree that good, *solid* shoulder-placement is a necessity and not just for recoil, but for accuracy as well (consistency, consistency, consistency).

I know from taking whitetails that i've never felt anything when shooting game, but the day on the range with the .338Win was pretty 'impacting'.

Here we go again - .300Win or .300RUM or .300Win or .300RUM or .300Win or .300RUM or .300Win or .300RUM or .300Win or .300RUM

- Aha, maybe a .30-.378 Weatherby?!?

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Unread 10-13-2009, 10:14 AM
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Re: 1st post and thinking new LR hunting rig.

Save your money on the Weatherby brass and get the RUM. Same ballistics, now you want to talk .338, than the .338-.378 is the route to go without having to fire form brass, but that is not the direction you are a going (I digress).

My brother-in-law has a 30-416. They shoot the 240SMK to speeds of 3000+ fps. I am not real sure of their speed, but its moving. Just last year they shot an elk at 1550 yards. One shot is all it took and about 10 hours to pack it out. They do self guided hunts in Idaho. My brother-in-law has the family record with a 30-8mmRM at 1400yrds on a PA Whitetail.

Well have fun deciding. I know it was a mess for me to figure out.

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