Re: Low recoil rifle for whitetails and coyotes. Opinions?
My wife has just got into hunting the last 2 years and at 57 with 3 herniated disk in her neck she has been shooting my 6.5x284 Ruger1 and it is too much recoil for her so we have decided to do an AR build on a 20" .264LBC-AR or 6.5 Grendel. Now with a good muzzle break, a hydraulic buffer, an adjustable gas block adjusted down low and a Simms Limb Saver recoil pad we have a light weight rifle with a 3.5x15x50 Nightforce Velocity reticle it is good out to 800yds and has plenty of kinetic energy to take any American game and no recoil hardly at all. It has worked well for us and she built the rifle herself so she has the satisfaction of it really being her rifle, built by her and can shoot it comfortably with plenty of confidence in what she is trying to shoot and a lot of pride in her weapon. It works for me.