Originally Posted by killerspoons
i am 14, 5'6" 110lbs and i shoot a 7mm rem mag thats 13lbs but has a break on it and i can shoot it all day. i would suggest a 270 with a good recoil pad and the new 150gr nosler accubond long range bullets there coming out with or the 6.5x284
A modernly braked 11lb 7mag or 300 mag feels
about like a 260. There is no way in hell I'd want to shoot an unbraked magnum often enough to be good with it. The biggest downside to brakes is the noise. Dont get me wrong, I love shooting braked guns with ear plugs in,
but hate hunting with earplugs in! It's important to be able to hear rattlesnakes, or brush movement, or deer running, or coyotes howling or even shots off in the distance. I have yet to find a type of hearing protection that is comfortable for wearing all day while walking but still allow good hearing when not shooting.........I've spent in the neighborhood of about $2000 in my attempts and have failed to find something satisfactory for my style of hunting. Now if someone would come out with a form fitting super comfortable ear plug that has Walkers Game Ear high def digital technology enclosed inside and didn't cost $1000 or more, I'd have a break on every gun I own that's bigger than 243.
Some people are oblivious to recoil and it simply doesn't bother them, but most people will find it tiring at best and painful or even ruining at worst. Especially when practicing for LR hunting, shooting competition, or doing load testing and development.
There is a noticable difference in recoil (not alot but noticable) between a 260 and a 270 IMO, assuming all else is equal. The 270 or 6.5-284 are pushing the same weight bullet about 200'/sec faster than the 260 and using more powder to do it. The amount of powder used, the speed of the bullet, the weight of the bullet and weight of the rifle are all necessary variables when calculating recoil energy, recoil momemtum and recoil velocity.