338 Edge recoil

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  1. soren

    soren Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering what the recoil of a .338 Edge rifle that weighed 12-13lbs. w/ a muzzle brake, shooting 300gr. MK @ 2800 would feel like. I know this is not a scientific question; but would it be less than my Tikka T3 Lite 300wsm w/ scope shooting 180's ?
     
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  2. Fiftydriver

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    308 Win with 168 gr in same weight rifle, hardly anything at all really. This is greatly dependant on the muzzle brake. Needs to be a partition style brake such as the Defensive Edge or Holland.

    Recoil is of no concern at all with the Edge.

    Kirby Allen(50)
     

  3. Bravo 4

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    I have the set up you explained....about that of a stout load in a sporter 30-06.
     
  4. tjonh2001

    tjonh2001 Well-Known Member

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    so does thay mean it KICKS
     
  5. 300rum

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    Hi, I own a 338edge, 18lb, with muzzle brake, shooting 300SMK.
    All i can say is I can shoot all day without feeling the recoil, with very tight grip, or moderat grip, or firm grip, or just lose grip.
    YES I TRIED THEM ALL, TO SEE HOW WELL THE MUZZLEBRAKE WORKS.
    All I can say, Rick did a great job, on his muzzle brake. (some similar with Defensive Edge one).

    So don;t get scared by 338 Edge Calibers. It is a pleasure to shoot with, with proper muzzlebrake.

    Chris
     
  6. mark308

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    big caliber heavy rifles do more of a hard shuv. how is the tikka recoil to you? can you shoot say 1/2 a box at the bench and not have flinch? whats the total it weights? 8lbs. my 2cts here but with your concerns maybe you should stay away from buying one until you shoot some other rifles.
     
  7. soren

    soren Well-Known Member

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    I can handle my Tikka T3 Lite just fine. I also have a Sako TRGS (M995) in 300 wm. ...lousy recoil pad. They are about the limit that I want to use for extended shooting. So I just wanted to get an idea of what the recoil was like on an Edge as I described. I recently sold my 1938 .375 H&H mag. which is the biggest rifle I have fired. Sold for a nice profit...I might add. It was a collector piece not a shooter for me. I've got a 280 Accumark & a 280 Ack. Imp on a Rem 700. custom set-up......I've shot plenty of rifles; just not a 338 Edge or 338 Lapua class rifle. I ain't scared! Just a simple question on recoil w/ a brake. I'm not crazy about the extra noise w/ a brake. So I'm sure hearing protection is a must even when hunting. thanks,Soren
     
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  8. 300rum

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    Hi Soren,

    The best way to go is to try shooting few rounds with one 338edge. My friends got scared too, but after I let them shooting with my 338Edge, they were really impressed, plus they could spot their own shoots, because of the very low recoil and muzzle jump.

    Chris
     
  9. mikael

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    im just get my 338 edge and its weight around 13lbs and without muzzle brake i hope there not to much recoil.
     
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  11. Bravo 4

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    tjonh2001,
    What I mean is different levels of recoil are different to different people. To some an '06 kicks, but not to others. I gave a comparison of what to expect out of the rifle described. I don't mind a kick in the chops here and there so it doesn't bother me. I think that a rifle chamber for such a round that has a little weight and a brake shouldn't bother most people. I have fired up to 50 rounds through mine in one day at the range. Shoot a group and set it aside to cool while firing an '06, 7mmMag, and smaller and had no prob.
     
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    338 edge kick

    Hi I have a 338 edge ackley improved shooting 94gr h1000 with 300gr smk gun weighs 19lbs ,I could shoot all day no problem. It is more a push then a kick. My buddy has a 338 edge shooting same load and he has no problem. Neither of us are big guys. Another friend has a 338 lapua hs precision he is shooting 240 or 250 grains bullets with full load of powder. His gun weighs about 14lbs I watched his wife shoot it on the weekend she is a small lady,she also had no problem with it. I have a video clip of me shooting my gun , the first time I watched it I was surprised at how little it moved me. Hope this helps
     
  13. davewilson

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    i have an Edge with a Holland baffle style brake and also a 30-06 which has been my shoot anything gun for more than 20 years. my 06 kicks twice as hard as my Edge. once for kicks and giggles i took the brake off of my Edge to try it. i can assure you it was more kicks than it was giggles.
     
  14. soren

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    Very interesting, thanks for the info. Do most of you run 30" barrels? I am leaning towards a 28" fluted + a brake. I would like to be able to carry the rifle without the it being a pain in the ass.