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Old 10-11-2004, 11:03 PM
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Re: Taming a 338 Win Mag

7Ultra mentions a limb saver. I use them on my bow. How do they work to reduce recoil on a rifle?
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Old 10-12-2004, 02:04 PM
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Re: Taming a 338 Win Mag

Its just a brandname, like Decelerator. I haven't spent too much time staring at the pad on my gun, but I think I remember it saying Limbsaver. Who knows [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img]
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Old 10-17-2004, 02:48 PM
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Re: Taming a 338 Win Mag

Roy,
As long as you're still in the dreaming stage .... and you want a tame rifle with serious knock down power .... try a Browning semi auto - chambered for .338 Winchester.

I was amazed after trying one. This gas auto reduced recoil much more that I ever would have imagined. It was actually very pleasant to shoot, and accurate too.

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Old 12-21-2004, 08:56 AM
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Re: Taming a 338 Win Mag

http://www.geocities.com/bigfish7677/

The benches at the above site are amazing. The rest is pinned to the bench, using the weight (38 lbs) to tame the recoil of the biggest rifles.
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Old 12-21-2004, 01:39 PM
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Re: Taming a 338 Win Mag

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Roy try a Browning semi auto - chambered for .338 Winchester. I was amazed after trying one. This gas auto reduced recoil much more that I ever would have imagined. - Innovative

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I've got the 338 win Mag BAR with BOSS - it kicks less than my .243 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
The BOSS muzzle break/Harmonic adjuster does far more than the auto action for reducing recoil (at least that's what the guys without the BOSS tell me). The PAST pad is a good idea too. Midway was selling a Winchester version for $5 each last month. I bought 3 of them and they seem to work as good as my past PAST pad.

My brother and nephews and I all say my 50 BMGs kick the least of my guns, but my petit nieces all claim the <font color="red"> 338 BAR </font>kicks the least (altho the girls like to shoot both calibers).

the big bar is far more accurate the any fun shooting mass produced auto has the right to be. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Old 12-21-2004, 08:45 PM
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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.
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Old 12-21-2004, 08:57 PM
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Re: Taming a 338 Win Mag

B1g_B0re and JCB,

Holey good squat. It ain't all that bad. I put a pound and an half of lead in it and I'm ready to go. Shoot 3 shot groups off the bench w/o a problem. However, only shooting a 225gr @ a little over 2800.

What kind of velocity can one expect out of the BAR. I don't want to end up w/a 338 Win that shoots like a 338-06.

Just asking.
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