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338 Edge recoil

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Unread 04-07-2008, 09:33 AM
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Hi Soren,

The best way to go is to try shooting few rounds with one 338edge. My friends got scared too, but after I let them shooting with my 338Edge, they were really impressed, plus they could spot their own shoots, because of the very low recoil and muzzle jump.

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Unread 04-07-2008, 10:06 AM
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im just get my 338 edge and its weight around 13lbs and without muzzle brake i hope there not to much recoil.
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Unread 04-07-2008, 12:18 PM
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I've posted this before. It takes the guesswork out of assessing recoil.
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Unread 04-07-2008, 03:04 PM
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What I mean is different levels of recoil are different to different people. To some an '06 kicks, but not to others. I gave a comparison of what to expect out of the rifle described. I don't mind a kick in the chops here and there so it doesn't bother me. I think that a rifle chamber for such a round that has a little weight and a brake shouldn't bother most people. I have fired up to 50 rounds through mine in one day at the range. Shoot a group and set it aside to cool while firing an '06, 7mmMag, and smaller and had no prob.
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Unread 04-07-2008, 08:56 PM
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338 edge kick

Hi I have a 338 edge ackley improved shooting 94gr h1000 with 300gr smk gun weighs 19lbs ,I could shoot all day no problem. It is more a push then a kick. My buddy has a 338 edge shooting same load and he has no problem. Neither of us are big guys. Another friend has a 338 lapua hs precision he is shooting 240 or 250 grains bullets with full load of powder. His gun weighs about 14lbs I watched his wife shoot it on the weekend she is a small lady,she also had no problem with it. I have a video clip of me shooting my gun , the first time I watched it I was surprised at how little it moved me. Hope this helps
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Unread 04-08-2008, 08:25 PM
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i have an Edge with a Holland baffle style brake and also a 30-06 which has been my shoot anything gun for more than 20 years. my 06 kicks twice as hard as my Edge. once for kicks and giggles i took the brake off of my Edge to try it. i can assure you it was more kicks than it was giggles.
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Unread 04-08-2008, 09:32 PM
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Very interesting, thanks for the info. Do most of you run 30" barrels? I am leaning towards a 28" fluted + a brake. I would like to be able to carry the rifle without the it being a pain in the ass.
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