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338 Ultra Mag and 338 Lapua Recoil

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Unread 04-16-2004, 07:39 PM
 
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Re: 338 Ultra Mag and 338 Lapua Recoil

Dakor, I shoot a .45 knight disc. I use the 195 barnes and two pellets. Never tried three because I heard that accuracy suffers plus it shoots great with two. I never had a problem with the recoil but my friend thought it had a kick. I thought the 7STW was pretty good - never bothered by recoil.

I just built a 338 Lapua without a brake. The gun is about 12.5 pounds with a scope. I'm hoping the recoil is tolerable without the brake. I've never had a problem with recoil before.....but then again I've never shot anything this powerful before.

The most powerful rifle I've fired was a 300 ultramag without a brake it was a remington 40X custom. Does anyone know how this will compare with a 338 lapua weighing 12.5 lbs shooting 300 SMK's?
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    Unread 04-16-2004, 07:50 PM
     
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    Re: 338 Ultra Mag and 338 Lapua Recoil

    I think a shooting a 12.5# 338 Lapua with 300gr bullets and without a brake will be brutal!!!! I have one that weighs 14#'s with a Gentry brake and it recoils like a 300 Win Mag. I would think recoil would be atleast 50% greater than the 300 RUM.
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    Unread 04-16-2004, 07:52 PM
     
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    Re: 338 Ultra Mag and 338 Lapua Recoil

    How do you think it will compare to a 300 RUM?
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    Re: 338 Ultra Mag and 338 Lapua Recoil

    http://www.biggameinfo.com/RecoilCalc.aspx

    plug in the approx #s and see for yourself [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Unread 04-17-2004, 12:48 AM
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    Re: 338 Ultra Mag and 338 Lapua Recoil

    Please don't remind me about shooting my Lapua without a muzzle brake.

    My Sako TRG 338 Lapua is coming in next week and I'll be spending the entire weekend breaking it in shooting her without a muzzle brake, scope, rails or bi-pod (muzzle brake is back ordered)

    The rifle barebone weights at a little over 11 lbs! OH... the pain [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
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    Unread 04-17-2004, 01:01 AM
     
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    M powered, mine was 10.5+ pounds with out the scope.

    Trader 388. I already ran the recoil on my PC a while ago. According to the computers programs (and I used several different ones)I get around 38+ lbs of recoil. Thats less than the 340 WBY. But when I speak to people they say the Lapua kicks harder than the 340 WBY.
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    Re: 338 Ultra Mag and 338 Lapua Recoil

    Are you sure? The TRG-42 lists at over 11lbs. Plus mine is green and Sako says that adds 9 oz.
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