Re: Need new "light" rifle?
I've shot several WSM's (7mm & 300), and they are good calibers. The .280 AI is honestly one of the smoothest calibers I've ever shot, for the performance you get out of it. It's nowhere near the heavy recoil as the magnums in lightweight rifles, but it only sits about 150 fps shy of the 7mm RemMag's MV...
I have an old Ruger ultra-light (skeleton stock/stainless) 6 lb. 7mmRM, and it's brutal to sight-in. I have a buddy that shoots an old 700 ADL .270 Win, and he put 2 rounds through the Ruger and got up and said, "DONE!" and walked off. It's not a pleasure to shoot by any means. It doesn't bother me, since I've had it for 11 years now, but it only gets brought out on hunts where I'll be doing some walking or stalk-hunting.
I am not a recoil-sensative person. I've never been scared to pull the trigger on anything in my life. This is just my experiences with lightweight magnum rifles. The WSM's won't be any exception to the rule from my experiences. They are great calibers, just not very light in the recoil department.
But everyone has a different experience with every gun.
"I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns..." - Bob Lee Swagger
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Originally Posted by WildRose
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
Last edited by MudRunner2005; 11-19-2013 at 12:57 PM.