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Low recoil rifle for whitetails and coyotes. Opinions?

 
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:09 PM
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Re: Low recoil rifle for whitetails and coyotes. Opinions?

This is turning into a great discussion, and is very helpful for me. Although my list of possibilities seems to be growing and not narrowing down. I am now seriously considering .257 Roberts now. I will most likely keep this gun as a lighter weight mountain type rifle 8 pound range, so some of the more powerful rounds (6.5 SAUM etc.) would most likely be a little to heavy in the recoil department for my specific use.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:59 PM
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Re: Low recoil rifle for whitetails and coyotes. Opinions?

Keep it simple!!! A 243 will do everything "she" needs to do and "she" will have fun shooting it. You can buy a Savage and not break the bank to boot.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:52 AM
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Re: Low recoil rifle for whitetails and coyotes. Opinions?

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This is turning into a great discussion, and is very helpful for me. Although my list of possibilities seems to be growing and not narrowing down. I am now seriously considering .257 Roberts now. I will most likely keep this gun as a lighter weight mountain type rifle 8 pound range, so some of the more powerful rounds (6.5 SAUM etc.) would most likely be a little to heavy in the recoil department for my specific use.
brother has a Remington 700 Mountain Rifle in .257 Roberts. Sweet shooting rifle with a good balance to it. If you opt for the Savage Mod. 10, make sure the loaded rounds will fit the mag well OK. They'll work well in a single shot, but have not tried them in a magazine rifle. Most chamber pressures in the Roberts, are in the high 40K's and low 50K psi class. Try 45 grains of AA4350 with a 100 grain Nosler BT for about 2900fps and 46K psi in the chamber.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:32 PM
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Re: Low recoil rifle for whitetails and coyotes. Opinions?

257 Roberts has all that you have asked for.......
Something else you can do is use a light bullet in your 06 with a reduced load of powder.
With XMP-5744 powder 26-27 gr with a 110gr 308 bullet will get you 1900 - 2033 fps....No recoil.....
luck......
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:53 PM
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Re: Low recoil rifle for whitetails and coyotes. Opinions?

The .257 Roberts is a great older classic round much under rated for what it is capable of doing on deer and varmints. It is also about perfect for a young man or lady to shoot correctly with little recoil. The 6.5x47 Lapua is also a great newer round to consider, high BC bullets, accurate and again low recoil.

If you buy the .257 Roberts I have a Redding type S match die set I'd like to sell, w/ a bushing and I'll through in 200 pieces of once fired Remington brass and 85 117 gr. SST Hornady bullets to get you started.

Either way stick with something a woman will love to shoot, not hate it with every pull of the trigger!
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:59 AM
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Re: Low recoil rifle for whitetails and coyotes. Opinions?

you could order in a Savage .257 Roberts AI barrel, and still shoot factory ammo with it. That way everytime you shot a factory case you get an Ackley or Rockchucker case. This same round has also been done in 6.5mm and 7mm as well. Any of them are fantastic performers. I think somebody has also done a .270 off that 57mm case length, and a 30 caliber too.
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:42 PM
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Re: Low recoil rifle for whitetails and coyotes. Opinions?

You can always try a .300 ACC BLKOUT...you can use .223 rem cases, bullets from 115 grains to 220 grains, has low recoil, velocity from a 16 inch barrel around 2300 FPS with 115 grain bullets, and 1350 ft/lbs of kinetic enegery. If you build an accurate rifle you could stretch its range to about 500 yards. Just something to consider.
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