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Old 01-21-2013, 02:39 PM
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Re: 7mm WSM recoil

The rest is a Caldwell Lead Sled.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:41 PM
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Re: 7mm WSM recoil

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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.


The round is fine. I have a 7mm STW that doesn't have as much recoil as this 7mm WSM. Both are Winchester Model 70s.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:30 PM
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Re: 7mm WSM recoil

then id look at the differnces in the guns. Has to be something as the stw burns about 20 grains more powder and simple physics will tell you it should recoil much heavier. I know my stw without the break recoils substantialy more then my 7 rem mag and my 7 rem mag is at least a lb lighter.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:50 PM
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Re: 7mm WSM recoil

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The rest is a Caldwell Lead Sled.
Are you shooting it without weight or have you tried adding more. I got one of my rifles off the rest has little more muzzle jump than I'm use too but I'm OK with recoil doesn't hurt my groups. On some of my varmint rifles used muzzle brakes to see the hits. If you think it's recoil that's causing problem cheap way to handle that is with Past Pad
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:16 PM
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Re: 7mm WSM recoil

I have 100 lbs of lead on the rest. The rest doesn't move just the gun. I am looking at trying another stock that will maybe absorb more of the recoil.
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Re: 7mm WSM recoil

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I have 100 lbs of lead on the rest. The rest doesn't move just the gun. I am looking at trying another stock that will maybe absorb more of the recoil.
the lead sleds shouldn't stop the rifle in its tracks. That will break the stock eventually. Put 25# on it and let it skid a bit when you fire it. Better yet, throw away the lead sled, put a good recoil pad on the rifle, and get some good sand bags.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:45 PM
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Re: 7mm WSM recoil

I to had the same problem with my winchester model 70 7wsm. Aftera few weeks of picking my gunsmiths brain we came to the conclusion of add 1 1/2 lbs of weight in the forend of the stock. Tamed the gun down a-lot.
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