Originally Posted by Silverdoctor
I got the 300 win mag because I could use it for both elk and big deer... It does have a pretty good recoil, but I guess I am used to it... not really too much harder than my old 30-06. I have never been a fan of muzzle brakes... they are really loud and I don't think they reduce the recoil that much... but, it is your shoulder! BTW, I bought a Savage 25-06 this winter and just mounted a new 5x20 scope on it... I can hardly wait to get to the range and break it in... I want to use it for antelope this fall in Wyoming! I think you will like the Savage a lot... definitely a best buy for the bucks! (no pun intended)
I have shot a 7mm Rem Mag pretty consistently at the range and it kicks like a f^&@*# Mule! But, I'm a bigger guy so 50 rounds at the range was still tolerable. I imagine with a decent recoil pad it could make a difference.
I know the muzzle brakes are loud, but supposedly they work. I just wanted to make sure the 300WM wasn't going to be a cannon on the shoulder.