Re: Very Low Recoil Deer Rifle
Hi, I live in the UK so my distances for taking animals is no where near yours but as regards a low recoil Deer Rifle I think I have the answer, I've certainly opened a few eyes when I have been shooting anyway so here goes.
I bought a Remmy 700 Bdl VLS in .243, the first thing I did was take 4" off the muzzle then 3" off the stock and put a 1" 'limbsaver' recoil pad on, then, I was lucky, I managed to tune the trigger by trial and error down to 1 lb but I know a few folk have problems tuning the standard trigger unit so a replacement may be neccessary.
I have been using this rifle for eight years now all year round, have not been too fussy about cleaning except when it got wet and I can still head shoot fox out to 250yds, have never needed to shoot further but proves accuracy is as good as needed and have taken Deer (Roe up to 45lbs) out to 200yds. Recoil is non existant and would certainly not think a muzzle break would be neccessary. Just my thoughts on the matter, feel free to disagree if you like