Re: Do I really need a 300 WM?
I often hear about reducing magnum loads for practice and while they do kick less than top loads, they still kick a lot more at the same speeds as smaller cartridges. My 300 win kicks A LOT more than my 308 running the same bullet weights at the same speeds. Even with similar gun weights. If you want less recoil, the magnum just isn't the best option.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.