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Old 03-28-2013, 07:50 PM
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Re: LR low recoil 6.5 or similar

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How about switching to LR handguns?
Take up knitting/crocheting, and leave this manly stuff to those that can handle it.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:24 PM
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Re: LR low recoil 6.5 or similar

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Take up knitting/crocheting, and leave this manly stuff to those that can handle it.
You mean like the guys who miss "chip shot" by shooting over the bear?
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:49 AM
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Re: LR low recoil 6.5 or similar

You won't get much from going to a 260 Rem from a 6.5X47, so the next logical step is to the 6.5X55< 6.5-284Norma< 6.5 rem mag< 6.5WSM< 264WM. If you shoot the 123 grain SST out of these you would have less recoil than the 140 grain bullets. Add good muzzle break and it should shoot like a 223-243
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You mean like the guys who miss "chip shot" by shooting over the bear?
You just had to bring that up.. Over the years, I've learned what spotters I can trust and what spotters I can't...
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:37 AM
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Re: LR low recoil 6.5 or similar

Nothing to do with spotters. Learn to bring your own gun and learn to read a data card and
make sure it is on the gun.

Geez a myriad of mistakes by young whipper snappers who think they know it all and then try to bust on their elders.
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Re: LR low recoil 6.5 or similar

Sorry to hear about your spine. No fun. I have a 6.5-06 and it is very pleasant to shoot. Seems to have less recoil than my 25-06. About any of the 6.5's are going to get er done for you. A lot of guys use them on elk. A GOOD brake and the recoil should be pretty minimal. Or try the 7mm-08 or .308. Good breaks and the recoil should be very light. Shot a friends 7mm-08 a few years ago and couldn't believe how light the recoil is. I don't think that you drop that much recoil by going to the .24 calibers. If it was me I'd likely just restock the 6.5X47 and use it, at least to start with. See how the next surgery goes and how you feel in a year or so. Best of luck to you. Bruce
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:44 AM
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Re: LR low recoil 6.5 or similar

I would lean towards a 6.5x284/6.5x06. My 10.5# braked 6.5x284 has the felt recoil of a 22-250, has excellent accuracy, and will flatten medium sized game out to1000 yards with a 140VLD at 2970FPS.IMO
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