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Old 03-12-2007, 02:47 PM
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Re: .243 for less recoil?

Triggernosis,

I feel your pain. I just sold my .270 a couple weeks back. With scope the whole package weighed in at 7.2 pounds and was the most uncomfortable rifle to shoot. It kicked worse than my featherweight .300 WSM. Thank goodness my oldest son claimed it a few years back and he was the only one who hunted with it.

Everyone who would shoot would start out saying .270's don't kick...for some reason they never wanted to fire two shots in a row with mine and normally ended up saying HOLY $hit that things kicks worse than a mule.

Anyhow, what helped most was the fact I loaded some 110 gr bullets for deer and pig hunting here in Texas. They worked great. I had 130 gr loads for mule deer & elk, not that I ever got to hunt elk with it.

My oldest bought his first rifle and down sized to a .243 and loves it.

As mentioned you might try a brake on the .270 first. My .270 barrel was so thin you really couldn't put a brake on it so I had it mag-na-ported. Biggest waist of money I ever spent. I like my brakes flush and seamless with the barrel, so that's why I couldn't put a brake on it.

Best of luck!
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:04 PM
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Re: .243 for less recoil?

Okay then get out your 22 and go shoot 500 rounds or so and when you need more 22's pick up a good rifle rest (lead sled or something close) and retrain yourself before its to late!!!!! LOL Tod
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:05 PM
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Re: .243 for less recoil?

Yes a 243 will kick considerably less.
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Old 03-13-2007, 01:16 AM
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Re: .243 for less recoil?

I think you need to address the unpleasant recoil of your 270, and get a 243. I have both. Love them both. I fit my 270 with a Boyds thumbhole stock (laminated and heavy). The stock added a lot of weight. It is very pleasant to shoot now. Fourty rounds is no problem. If I didn't want to add the weight, I would absolutely put a brake on anything that made me flinch. Cheap investment to turn a rifle that makes you cringe into one you look forward to shooting. You may also want try limiting your number of shots so you stop shooting before you start flinching. Also, if you've already developed a flinch I would do a lot of dry firing. This will help tremendously to break the habit.

Still, the 243 kicks less. And, burns less powder, shoots cheaper bullets, makes a great coyote gun........ Maybe I'll put a matching stock on the 243.

Good luck!
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:50 AM
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Re: .243 for less recoil?

Trouble with replacing the stock is that the rifle is a Browning A-Bolt and it seems no friggin' body makes a danged replacement stock for the A-Bolt. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
I really like the rifle, but sometimes wish I hadn't got an A-Bolt because of the lack of aftermarket parts for it.
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Old 03-13-2007, 10:17 AM
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Re: .243 for less recoil?

I would get a 243 and keep the 270 also. Got one and I love it.
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:16 AM
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Re: .243 for less recoil?

Trigger,
Hadn't thought of that. The A bolt stock with the little palm swell is a nice stock too. Brake it if you don't want to change it. I've never looked for a Browning stock. Figured HS, Boyds, Mcmillan, Richards...would all make 'em.

Brake will most likely be cheaper than a new stock. And, you won't have to worry about whether it'll do enough. It will.
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