Originally Posted by AJ Peacock
Every time I go to the range with 'Lucky', my 338 Allen Mag, a thought crosses my mind. "I wonder how this shoots/feels without that big slab muzzle brake."
Now, since I'm no longer a teenager, I've always been able to fight off the urge to unscrew that big brake and let one fly.
With around 7100ftlbs energy and an 18lb rifle, would you 'just have to tryit?'
The recoil for that heavy of a rifle in 338 with a 300gr bullet only produces about
40 ft/lbs of recoil energy and 12.2 ft/sec recoil velocity (less than twice the recoil
of a 30/06).
So I would not be afraid to shoot it at all.
Everyone has a different tolerance for recoil but 40 ft/lbs is not very high.
None of my rifles have muzzel breaks because I don't need or like them ,but my
tolerance level for extended range sessions is some where around 80 ft/lbs.
Some of the big bores that fall within this range are my 416's 458's and a 460
Weatherby that my brother has (with a break) .From low 70's to 85ft/lbs.
And with a scope with enough eye relief and a correct length of pull you should
not have to worry about getting hit with the scope.
My 416 BUFF is just over 12 lbs and is very shootable at 6800 ft/lbs energy
with a 400gr bullet because of recoil velocity (Felt recoil).
The last range session with it I fired 50 rounds through it and it was not punishing
me at all.
So let her rip.
J E CUSTOM