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What's the recoil like?

 
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:16 PM
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What's the recoil like?

Looking for a light recoiling deer rifle for my wife... As far as recoil how do the 243 and 6.5 creedmoor compare?
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:20 PM
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Re: What's the recoil like?

nothing wrong with a 243 for deer hunting . I bought mine a 7mm-08 . I'm using a slightly reduced load of H4895 with a nosler 120 grain ballistic tip bullet . she seems to be doing ok with it .

here is a recoil chart . it does not include the creedmoor , but you might find it useful . Jim

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Old 05-21-2013, 02:39 PM
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Re: What's the recoil like?

If you are using factory made rifles....with the recoil pads provided....you wont notice 1 bit of difference...and toss in a Rem 260 if you can find it.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:56 PM
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Re: What's the recoil like?

I know the case is a little longer on the 260 is that going to effect much
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:46 AM
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Re: What's the recoil like?

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I know the case is a little longer on the 260 is that going to effect much


the 260 is based on the 308 . this family includes the 243 , 260 , 7mm-08 , 308 . if you look at the chart I posted the 260 has more recoil than the 7mm-08 . rifle fit and recoil pads are important for comfortable shooting .
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:34 AM
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Re: What's the recoil like?

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the 260 is based on the 308 . this family includes the 243 , 260 , 7mm-08 , 308 . if you look at the chart I posted the 260 has more recoil than the 7mm-08 . rifle fit and recoil pads are important for comfortable shooting .
and nothing says that chart is 100% correct!

243 with rifle weight of X and shooting a 100-105 gr slug
VS
260 with same weight rifle and shooting a 120 gr slug

Now...how much difference in recoil is their going to be????
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:13 AM
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Re: What's the recoil like?

When I used to work for the locally-owned outdoors store (not one of the local big-box stores), I can't tell you how many customers I sold 7mm-08's to for their wives or kids to use as their first deer rifle. I never once had anyone come back and trade it in for something smaller with less recoil...Everyone of them we sold, the customers would come back in for ammo or something else, and would always talk to us, and they all loved them.

My first deer rifle was an old Marlin 336 .30-30 Win. It was dad's, so we still have it, but my first bolt-action rifle I got when I was 10 or 12 and it was an old Ruger 77 stainless/skeleton stock mountain rifle in 7mm-08. I still have it, too. I can't tell you how many deer and coyotes got put down at my hands with that gun...
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