Re: 300 win mag recoil? How many shots?
I own both calibers , braked, and set up for 1000 yard+ shooting. While the braked 6.5-284 feels like a 22-250 for recoil, the 300WM with the Elk Meadow Performance brake tames recoil so well in my 12 pound rig, it doesn't feel much more than a medium weight 308. I have a medium build and can shoot 20-30 rounds prone with no problem. I use the 6.5-284 for deer, and antelope out to 1000 yards, and coyotes at any range. No problem with elk to 600 yards. I also save a couple of pounds in a stable shooting platform over the 300WM. For deer and antelope at longer than 1000 yards, and, or larger game, I'll use the 300WM. Both are superb long range calibers, but I'm partial to the 6.5-284 because I'm primarily a deer and antelope hunter.
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