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Old 11-01-2006, 02:55 PM
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Re: Question on Caliber/Recoil & Stocks

If you really want a lite recoiling rifle I would look at a 7mm-08. With a 140gr bullet you are talking recoil like a 25/06 at the most. That is in a Tikka T3 lite my dad has. The rifle weighs 7 1/2lbs scoped. You could shoot 160 Accubonds are something along those lines and take either animal you want to hunt. Bonus is they just plain shoot.
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Old 11-01-2006, 10:30 PM
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Re: Question on Caliber/Recoil & Stocks

Gents,

Thanks for the suggestions.....

Let's see....

Dakor suggests 7mm-08
Coyotekiller and Wild Bill lean toward the Sendero
Sewwhat likes the 30.06
Screech likies Cooper 6.5 but if you don't handload go for the 300 Win Mag or 30.06
MtnSheep suggest I look at a 280 Rem

All very good comments and I thank you.

I used a 6.5x55 Swedish when I was a kid...then used 30.06's for years and killed a bunch of deer and javelinas with them. Like my current 30.06 very much.. it is a Browning Stainless Stalker.... nice but it is light and a bit hard for me to hold steady on the long shots. Same for the Kimber 7mm-08 I own. Great for toting over hill and dale but not quite heavy enough for me to shoot well at much distance.... I often get "wiggles." Doctor calls it "neuropathy" ...lose feeling in my fingers or get the shakes and sometimes both!

Anyway.....got it narrowed to three.... am leaning toward the Sendero in 300 Win Mag... haven't handloaded in years and it seems there is always ammo in the stores... not so with the 325 WSM.... couldn't find any in last two stores I stopped at. Both had 300 WSM ammo but only a couple of boxes.

I like the looks of the M-100 Eclipse and will look at the Savage with a heavy barrel in 300 WSM but unless I change my mind, the Sendero in 300 Win Mag is it.

Thanks very much....

Slim

BTW... I guess no one uses the Knoxx stock. Must be a reason for that.
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Old 11-04-2006, 10:26 PM
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Re: Question on Caliber/Recoil & Stocks

That .300 win mag in a Remington Sendero would have that extra "steady weight" you desire. That weight will also soak up some of the recoil. A muzzle break may still be a wise investment. The recoil of a .300 WSM or .325 WSM is going to be, as near as your body can tell, the same as the .300 win mag (and perhaps a small bit more due to lighter weight rifles). If you handload you could load either down slightly, but if you intend to buy factory ammo there are going to be more options with the good ol' win mag, including remington's "managed-recoil" ammunition. I can't see you going wrong with the sendero (or a heavy barreled savage) in .300 win mag... Just my opinion....
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Old 11-05-2006, 07:47 AM
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Re: Question on Caliber/Recoil & Stocks

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Gents,

Let's see....

Dakor suggests 7mm-08
Coyotekiller and Wild Bill lean toward the Sendero
Sewwhat likes the 30.06
Screech likies Cooper 6.5 but if you don't handload go for the 300 Win Mag or 30.06
MtnSheep suggest I look at a 280 Rem


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One thing no one has mentioned is a muzzle break. They are louder than normal but can make that 300 WM feel like a 308.

My 14 yo son shoots my 50 BMG rifle because of the break.

The Sendero in 300WM w/muzzle break would give you the weight for steady hold, the power for 400 yd shots, and the recoil of a 308.
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Old 11-05-2006, 05:44 PM
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Re: Question on Caliber/Recoil & Stocks

Hi Cat Shooter i stated right at the start get it to shawn and have a DE Break fitted. Thats the way to go with his 300 Win Mag Sendaro

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