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7mm WSM recoil

I have a Winchester 70 in 7mm WSM. It has a bad barrel flip when fired. Does anyone have any suggestions for taming this problem. I know a muzzle break will help some, but I care for all the noise from a muzzle break. I am already getting hard of hearing.
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    Re: 7mm WSM recoil

    Your rifle pretty light? 6-7lbs? You could look at a different stock configuration.
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    Re: 7mm WSM recoil

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    I have a Winchester 70 in 7mm WSM. It has a bad barrel flip when fired. Does anyone have any suggestions for taming this problem. I know a muzzle break will help some, but I care for all the noise from a muzzle break. I am already getting hard of hearing.
    Stock fit can make a big difference, a guy needs hearing protection regardless of muzzle brake or not so IMO might as well enjoy the benefits of one.
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    Re: 7mm WSM recoil

    I put a LimbSaver butt pad on my 338WM lite 6.6lb before I ever shot it and I don't use a brake.
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    Re: 7mm WSM recoil

    hate to be a smart ass but trade it for a 243. Its a magnum and that means it shoots a bullet at a bit higher velocity and its going to kick a bit. Put some time in with it to get used to it and ill be youll be fine. As magnums go thats a pretty mild recoiling round unless you have it in a 5 lb gun.
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    Re: 7mm WSM recoil

    swpc629

    Somtimes bedding and getting the rifle in the stock right helps with the way the gun tracks as it comes back. In some of the factory guns the barrel is running downhill in the stock and either left or right and that seems to make the barrel jump up and maybe to the left or right rather than tracking straight back. A good brake with some top ports helps but my personal 7MM WSM
    hunting rig has not got a brake, I prefer it that way with cases that hold under 65 garins of powder.

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    Re: 7mm WSM recoil

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    I have a Winchester 70 in 7mm WSM. It has a bad barrel flip when fired. Does anyone have any suggestions for taming this problem. I know a muzzle break will help some, but I care for all the noise from a muzzle break. I am already getting hard of hearing.

    As others mention recoil pad to changing stock to add brake plus good hearing protection.

    what kind of rest you shooting off?
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