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Unread 03-21-2007, 10:12 AM
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Re: Cheap 30-378 Weatherby mag


Thinking of getting a 30-378. Do they kick much more than a 7mm STW?

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I also have a 7mm STW and there is quite a bit of difference between the STW and the 30-378 in recoil.
At the bench I shoot the 30-378 with a brake on it but for hunting I remove the brake. The only thing I notice about the recoil of the 30-378 while hunting is the increased sight recovery time because of muzzle rise, otherwise it isn't noticed.
I don't know if I would want to shoot it prone without the brake, because of the muzzle rise you might get "eyed" by the scope.

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Unread 03-21-2007, 06:56 PM
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Re: Cheap 30-378 Weatherby mag

I don't know how much harder they kick - I leave my muzzle brakes on all of the time and recoil that way is neglible to say the least. I shoot 140 Ballistic Tips out of the 7mm STW at 3500 and 150 Ballitstic Tips out of the .30-378 at 3700, so I would assume that with 25 more grains of H4831SC and 10 more grains of bullet weight, the .30-378 should be fairly healthy on the recoil, but not outrageous by any means. I do know that the Weatherby with a brake is the loudest rifle I have ever shot.
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