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300 win mag recoil? How many shots?

 
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:44 PM
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Re: 300 win mag recoil? How many shots?

Put a good recoil pad on a 300 Win Mag and it's not bad at all to shoot.If you have a hard rubber one,that can be a whole different story.I shot almost fifty rounds shooting three different 300's last Saturday,with no problems.My rifles wear Limbsaver pads.There may be better pads,but they are among the best out there.To be quite honest with you,I don't see a whole lot of difference in recoil between my 270,30-06,7mag,7STW,300WSM,or the 300Win Mag.All these rifles wear Limbsaver pads.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:30 PM
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Re: 300 win mag recoil? How many shots?

My 300 weighs about 10.5lbs, with a muzzle brake and decelerator pad, it's a pussy cat. I'm not the biggest guy either and I can shoot it all day without any problem.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:50 AM
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Re: 300 win mag recoil? How many shots?

People have been shooting 30 to 60 rounds a day with 30 caliber magnums shoulder fired in prone matches since 1935. No muzzle brakes at all; they're not needed. Nary a wimpy complaint from heavy recoil. Even 90-pound female's been doing that. They'll put their 20 to 30 shot strings downrange one round at a time every 20 to 40 seconds apart.

And not one problem with barrel heating up from ambient temp's to very, very hot. Rifle accuracy stayed the same and point of impact never moved around as the barrels heated up.

Get a quality barrel fit correctly to your receiver and you'll never have your group center move as it heats up. If you don't understand this, find someone whose words you trust and knows why then politely ask them to explain it.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:29 PM
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Re: 300 win mag recoil? How many shots?

FWIW I was referring to barrel life.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:37 PM
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Re: 300 win mag recoil? How many shots?

Barrel life? No problem.

Back in the days of the .300 Win Mag's popularity in long range matches, folks shooting the best scores got about 1000 rounds of accurate life before it got bad enough to be noticed. They would start out shooting under 3/4 MOA at 1000 but by then the shots started to miss calls a bit more. Mayby 1/4 MOA or a bit more.

Those not shooting quite as good of scores claimed more barrel life. I shot next to a guy one day who claimed his .300 Win Mag still drove tacks after 2000 rounds. But he couldn't keeps his shots inside the 36" five-ring on the old long range target.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:47 PM
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Re: 300 win mag recoil? How many shots?

I currently shoot a 300 Winmag at steel targets 500 to 1400 yards. Shooting a 215 Berger with 73 gr H1000 gives me very little recoil. I normally shoot 40 to 70 rounds a session with no noticeable recoil. The Muscle Brake from Jim See is a great brake to use on the 300. I can shoot 1200 yards with my 300 and watch the hit through the scope, the rifle just shakes a little when you pull the trigger.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:53 PM
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Re: 300 win mag recoil? How many shots?

this was my deciding factor, and from what i read, i thin the 300 is it. I will order my new gun in 300 win mag!! thank you guys
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