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Old 05-03-2013, 06:21 PM
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300 win mag recoil? How many shots?

Hello,

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?

Gil
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:34 PM
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Re: 300 win mag recoil? How many shots?

If you go with a true, built to fit custom, and a muzzle brake you should be able to shoot it all day long unless you're exceptionally recoil sensitive. I can put 40-50 rounds through my Savage 300WM before I've had enough. That's without a brake.

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Old 05-03-2013, 06:39 PM
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Re: 300 win mag recoil? How many shots?

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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?

All you want. Mine has never bothered me one bit. It weighs in at 11.6 lbs and has a JP tactical compensator brake.

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Old 05-03-2013, 10:22 PM
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Re: 300 win mag recoil? How many shots?

I keep convincing my self that a 300 win mag is what I want. Accurate and lots of punch for lo g range. I have a nightforce atacr on order from optics planet. That's going to be my scope. So you guys think I am making the right choice by taking a 300 over a 6.5-284? Consider I already have an accurate 243 and a 270.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:06 PM
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Re: 300 win mag recoil? How many shots?

300wm hands down. Long range rig will have weight, coupled with good muzzle brake, proper fitting of rifle to shooter and good technique you can shoot 300 all day with no problem. I have 3 different 300wm with varying weights and brakes, so speaking from experience.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:19 AM
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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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Old 05-04-2013, 04:30 PM
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Re: 300 win mag recoil? How many shots?

30-50 rounds in day with the 300Win is a lot of shooting. I normally shoot more like 20, but it is not my only rifle. Don't forget you need to keep an eye on barrel temp. In warm weather that can be a pain.
My son was shooting my 12 pound braked 300Win at 8 years old...So I would say recoil levels are not much of an issue.

To be honest when starting out I would suggest something that can be shot a lot and as inexpensively as possible. My vote would be a 260 or there abouts.
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