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.300 RUM Recoil

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Unread 02-11-2011, 04:20 AM
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.300 RUM Recoil

Hello all, This is my first post so i apologize if it is in the wrong section. I am going looking in to getting a .300 RUM and was wonder how manageable the recoil is. I am pretty much set on this caliber as of now but i would just like to get a heads up on it so i know what im getting myself into. I have shot a .388 ultra mag quite a few times (my brother owns one) so my question is, compared to the .338 how is the recoil of the .300 RUM. I only weigh in at 140. Am i going to have trouble dealing with the recoil? Thanks for any input.
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Unread 02-11-2011, 06:44 AM
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Re: .300 RUM Recoil

If the rifle weighs 8.5-9 lbs and the stock is a good design with a good recoil pad the recoil is not objectionable. If you purchase a SPS "tupperware" stocked version it will kick the boogers out of you. Those stocks are just plain painful with the larger cartridges. The 338 RUM with its heavier bullets should recoil with more ft/lb if all other factors are the same.

If you handload you can work up your tolerance to the recoil by shooting lighter 150, 165 gr bullets or load it down a bit with the bullet of your choice.

My 300 RUM weighs 9 lbs. It is in a McMillan hunter stock, has a decelerator recoil pad. Recoil is not bad with this package and it shoots the 200 gr accubond at 3200 fps.

Here is a recoil calculator to help you get a clue of what you will experience vs the 338 RUM you shot.

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Unread 02-11-2011, 08:58 AM
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Re: .300 RUM Recoil

What AZshooter says is correct. I have a .300 RUM that weighs about 10.5 lb minus the scope and is a 700 Rem custom built with a #5 Hart barrel 26" and McMillan stock. Its about all I want in recoil. I do not have a muzzle break on it and at times on the bench wish it did but when hunting I have no problem. I'm also shooting the 200 AB bullet at 3200 fps but have never tried the lighter bullets as the gun was not built to be used with the lighter bullet nor do I need it for that. I will say this though. I do enjoy shooting my .308 700 VSSF a whole lot more.
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Unread 02-11-2011, 09:58 AM
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Re: .300 RUM Recoil

These guys are right. Although, I would not load "down" the RUM.

Recoil is not as big as some calibers, but definitely sharp. A good recoil pad, and maybe one of those strap on shoulder pads. Recoil is kind of personal. What is ok for one is not for another.

On the bright side, there are ways to deal with it. In the end you may wind up with a break that makes it a pleasure to shoot.

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Unread 02-11-2011, 10:44 AM
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Re: .300 RUM Recoil

A friend has a Sendero that shoots well. He put it in a McMillan A5 with integrated thumbwheel adjustable cheekrest. I shot it with and without the brake. I don't know the weight of the Sendero, but my lightweight sporter 30-06 kicks like a mad mule and the Sendero wasn't quite as bad without brake. It seemed like more of a "push" in comparison. A big push, but not nearly as "sharp" as my lightweight '06. I feel I could handle the recoil of the RUM, but it is rather pleasant to shoot with the brake.

Also, I was around 145lbs when I shot the Sendero without brake as it was right before I got married. That weight is WAY behind me now!!!
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Unread 02-11-2011, 12:37 PM
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Re: .300 RUM Recoil

I have a factory Remington 700 LSS in 300RUM. It's a pretty light rifle (maybe 10lbs? max), but has a muzzle brake installed and works great. I bought the rifle used and it already had the muzzle brake, never shot it w/o.

Well the other day I thought what the hell...shot w/o and it will kick the snott out of you. It's amazing what the brake will do. I figure if I had a slightly heavier barrel and stock this thing would be a good multiple round shooter.

It's all about recoil management. I would recommend a Remington 700 Sendero and have a VIAS (spelling?) muzzle brake installed. Have one on my 7mm SAUM and it's AMAZING!
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Unread 02-11-2011, 08:04 PM
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Re: .300 RUM Recoil

I have a 300 rum in a sendaro,loaded with 210 gr , 95 few rutumbo, it kinds like letting a guy. Hit u in the shoulder at about 3/4 full power ,a guy can take about half a dozen to a dozen before it gets dam tender, I had a Holland brake put on it now its a pleasure to shoot.
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