Re: 338 RUM is a tack driver and a forehead killer!
Well my friends dad has an older 338-06 and he said he use to shoot the old 275g speers. You know dang well they aint moving very fast but he said that was the worst kicking SOB ever. His dad is a pretty big guy and he can only shoot a couple shots out of it before he puts it away.
Now your shooting a 300g bullet, faster MV, he said theres no way in heck he would shoot it, period. I'm not to sure I would want to more then once, maybe, just to say I did. I'd probly want the scope off the rifle as well. I dont need a scar in the middle of my head.
I recomended him to get a brake, but he hates brakes with a passion. He wont even shoot a 250g through it, hes sticking with the 225g AB. I told him he wouldn't be able to handle all that recoil w/out a brake, but he didn't seem to listen. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
Everyones limit is different in recoil, thats for sure. For my little skinny butt, at a whole 140lbs, a 300 RUM w/200g bullets is about all I can handle in a sporter weight rifle w/out gettting to shy about recoil. Thats still 45+ lbs of recoil, quite a bit.