I am currently debating as to what will be my first custom long range rifle. I have set my mind on two calibers, a 6.5-284 or a good old 300 win mag. I like the idea of a powerful, accurate and yet mild recoil of the 6.5, but I also like the idea of having a nice punch at 1000 with the 300 win mag.
So far the only thing that i think pushes me away from the 300 win mag is the recoil. Whichever gun I choose will have a muzzle brake
. I love those things, and sound is not a problem for me.
Now the question is, how many shots can you tolerate in a braked 300 win mag before calling it quits b/c of discomfort or pain?
I am the kind of guy who likes to go out there to practice and practice. I shoot at least twice a week and each session I shoot 20-30 shots.
Can any one please help me decide?