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Unread 01-04-2005, 10:13 PM
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Recoil question

I have looked around but haven't yet found anything about this subject, so I appologize if the question is already out there. How is the recoil of the .300 RUM compared to a .338 Win Mag? I sounds like both calibers are good a long range, but which one has less felt recoil? And do the Sims Vibration Labratory Recoil Pads work like they are advertised? (50% less recoil)

Thanks for any advice,
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Unread 01-04-2005, 10:43 PM
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Re: Recoil question

Go here and do some calculations.


Do some playing around and see what comes out.

Experience says my 338 Win w/225gr bullets @2850 in 8 lb rifle w/decelerator recoil pad and tee shirt hurts [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

Same rifle at 10 lbs is fine [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

7mm RUM w/140 gr @ 3540 is nothing [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

Figure 300 RUM w/180 would be about the same as 300 WBY w/180 @ 3200 which was fine. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

ALso recommend you hang around there as long as possible. But if you go, I'm behind you all the way. Did my thing years ago. Good luck [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Unread 01-05-2005, 09:00 AM
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Re: Recoil question

A 200gr slug out of a 300 RUM going 3200fps in a 9lb rifle will hit you with 41lb of recoil.

A 225gr slug out of a 338 Win mag doing 2800fps in a 9lb rifle will hit you with about 31lb of recoil.

It's a bit sharper out of the RUM but not to bad.
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