Re: Recoil - 300 Ultra vs 338 Ultra
I noticed in the original post, that you mentioned using ear plugs. I tried that, but you don't always have time to put them in, in the field. This past year, I tried something different. I have a set of Howard Leight Sport Impact hearing protectors with the mics. I used them on a deer hunt. I could hear squirrels in the leaves at 75-100yds, and I got a chance to pop a deer. I was only using a .308, but with a short barrelled Mod 7, it generates a decent muzzle blast. With the protectors, I heard a little noise, but my ears didn't ring after the shot. It worked great, as the mics are very directional, when you hear something and look where you hear it, the origin of the sound you look at, is right there in front of you. It is almost like you don't have them on at all.
They are a slim profile design, I have no interference from the stock, shooting either right or left handed, as you might have to, in the field. I also trap and skeet shoot with them, and have no problems shooting from a down position gun.
Another benny, is they will keep your ears warm. I have used mine all season, running them all day, from daylight to dark, only a short break at lunchtime, and am still on the first set of batteries. I hunted them about 20 days total, like that.
Browning A-Bolt Stalker SS in 338RUM, Rem. 700 SS in 300RUM, Rem. 700BDL in 7mmRemMag