Re: Len - 7mm
I dropped my project because I was getting high pressures for some reason. At about the same time I was trying to work through the pressure problem, I realized I wanted to continue having low enough recoil to see my bullet's impact on game. I hunt alone at home and don't have a spotter partner. A mortally wounded deer in my 2 to 3 foot marsh grass is easier to find if you know which direction he went and you have the confidence of having seen the good hit. I am colorblind!
So at the time of my pressure frustration I decided I wanted to go lighter with my rifle (then 18 pounds) and I could never do that with the faster and higher recoil 7/338.
I ran the recoil numbers and found the following. The recoil would be the same for these 2 very different rigs.
15 pound rifle (my new, lower weight), 76 grains powder, 176 grain bullet, 3,100 fps.
21.5 pound rifle, 98 grains powder, 176 grain bullet, 3,450 fps.