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Which has more Recoil 300 RUM Vs 338 EDGE?

 
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:52 PM
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Which has more Recoil 300 RUM Vs 338 EDGE?

Which has more Recoil 300 RUM Vs 338 EDGE?

Which has more Recoil 300 RUM Vs 338 EDGE?
How bad is the 300 RUM and how bad is the 338 EDGE
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:18 PM
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Re: Which has more Recoil 300 RUM Vs 338 EDGE?

Depends on a lot of things, but generally, the heavier the bullet the more recoil. Weight of the rifle, a muzzle brake, shooting position etc. The recoil on my 300 RUM is lite even off the bench.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:20 AM
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Re: Which has more Recoil 300 RUM Vs 338 EDGE?

338 edge has much more recoil. I can vouch for this in a true apples to apples comparison. I had a 300 RUM which was later bored out to 338. Same rifle just a bigger bore. I noticed right off the bat that it hit me much harder even with just 225 grain pills. 300 grain pills are unbearable in a 10# rifle. Even with a muzzle break.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:15 AM
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Re: Which has more Recoil 300 RUM Vs 338 EDGE?

When you gotta ask that type of question you'd better stay away from both...NEITHER of them are comfortable to me off the bench..after 3 shots I'm done and want nothing to do with either.. maybe you better stick with a 300WM, heck it'll touch out to as far as you'd like.
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Re: Which has more Recoil 300 RUM Vs 338 EDGE?

I find both a pleasure to shoot but you'll never catch me pulling the trigger without a proper brake on either!!! Technically the 338 has more recoil, in same weight class bullets the 338 can utilize more powder or you can launch heavier bullets with it so it's the winner. The last 338 RUM I braked was very comfortable to shoot with 300gr bullets from the bench and it was a bare factory Rem that could not have weight 8 lbs, a good brake, well installed is worth it's weight in gold on any RUM IMO!!
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Re: Which has more Recoil 300 RUM Vs 338 EDGE?

I'm sold on the Muscle Brake on this latest Mark V 338 Lapua build. In the prone on a bipod/rear bag, I swear the felt recoil is less than a unbraked 7mm Rem Mag pushing 180 Hybrids at 3000. Off hand, the rifle is brisk though.

So I think "felt" recoil is very reliant on many factors (i.e. shooting position, stock design, recoil pad, muzzle brake/type, etc)....be best to drive before you buy if you can...and if you find a setup you like, to build based off that experience.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:28 AM
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Re: Which has more Recoil 300 RUM Vs 338 EDGE?

A great brake makes all the difference.

Here is a video of my 12 year old daugther shooting one of my 26" 9.25lb Edges

AshleeDec2011017.mp4 video by Kiwi-Greg - Photobucket
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