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Old 11-15-2010, 01:36 AM
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Caliber recoil comparison ?

I was just wondering how a 300wsm is compared to a 30-06 recoil wise? I have owned a 30-06 for year's and was thinking of a new hunting rifle, I was really interested in the 300wsm so any info would be great.

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Old 11-15-2010, 05:48 AM
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Re: Caliber recoil comparison ?

here is a chart that gives recoil data . Jim

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Old 11-15-2010, 06:19 AM
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Re: Caliber recoil comparison ?

The .300WSM has a bit more thump to it than the .30-06. If you install a good muzzle break you can have it kicking less than a .30-06 without a break - just make sure you wear hearing protection when shooting it, cuz it'll be loud.
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Re: Caliber recoil comparison ?

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I was just wondering how a 300wsm is compared to a 30-06 recoil wise? I have owned a 30-06 for year's and was thinking of a new hunting rifle, I was really interested in the 300wsm so any info would be great.
Usually about 35% difference when shooting the same bullets when compairing the 300Win mag to a 30-06. I personally think it's closer to 30%. The WSM case will be higher yet due to more square inches of area being pushed into the bolt head with similar chamber pressures.
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:12 AM
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The .300WSM has a bit more thump to it than the .30-06. If you install a good muzzle break you can have it kicking less than a .30-06 without a break - just make sure you wear hearing protection when shooting it, cuz it'll be loud.
being as the best brakes seldom reduce felt recoil more than 25%, what brake are you refering to?
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:15 PM
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The WSM case will be higher yet due to more square inches of area being pushed into the bolt head with similar chamber pressures.
gary
Sorry to disagree, but there is nothing about cartridge dimensions that affects recoil. The important factors are rifle weight, bullet weight and velocity, and weight of powder charge.

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Old 11-15-2010, 09:13 PM
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Re: Caliber recoil comparison ?

About 4 years ago I spent a morning sighting in my Savage 110 in 270WSM as well as my Rem 7400 in 30-06. The Savage had a recoil pad from the factory and the Rem does not - but it's a semi-auto so how bad could it be, right?

After about 20 rounds each I much preferred the 270WSM to the 30-06, probably due to the recoil pad. I never found the WSM to be a problem to shoot.
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