Re: Taming a 338 Win Mag
The poor man's way of taming the .338 Win Mag (and yes, I do have a .338 WM!) and a lot of other hard-kicking rifles is this:
I use a Uncle Bud's Bulls Bag (you can get them from Natchez Shooting Supplies) filled with 40 lbs of sand. I leave the sling on the rifle and run it underneath the Bulls Bag. I pull the rifle backwards in the bag until the sling tightens against the front of the bag. When the bag starts to slide backwards-stop, you are ready to shoot! Of course, you want to use a little sand bag on the stock underneath the comb. Get steady and take your shot. Amazing how 40 lbs of sand makes a .338 feel like a .243!
Works great on my .300 Win Mag too. The .300 actually kicks harder than my .338 because the Browning BAR .338's gas-operation really softens the recoil. But the .300 is a Bolt gun so without the Bulls Bag it punches hard.
Jon C. Bischof