Hi 7mm, Now Im a relative newbie to 338s, until last weekend I had never fired a 338 Lapua (I do have a 375 H&H however).
My new beastie that Ive built weighs in at 7.1 kgs or 15 ish lbs, and like I posted in my report the recoil was like a 308, but a voilent eruption 40" from your face, Ive put 22 rnds through mine so far, and it was only the concussion NOT recoil that made it unplesent to shoot EVENTUALLY.
But i like it rough!!
I dont think I would like to shoot the Lapua with out a break but my 375 is a unbreaked sporter and thats not too bad, but you know youve squeezed the trigger on it!
Who has the best breaks? who makes the best cars? Pros and cons for all of them, my friend who is an fitter turner made his break on his 300WSM made from a piece of scrap steel he had in his shed and it reduced the recoil HEAPS!
The more it costs dosnt mean it will reduce more recoil IMO.