"A little off topic here but. Does anyone feel the recoil when your shooting at something breathing? I still get the juice when stalking a rabbit. (With a 22) From the bench or a competition. That’s a different story. My 7.5 lb 300 rum kicks like a 10 gauge bps. Shouldered right. I don’t remember it going off while hunting. Good luck on the build. There has been a lot of great info posted." I think this was posted by jvr. Sorry if I got that wrong. Please correct me if you see this. It seems it needs its own thread. I used to use a 7-.300 Weatherby firing Nosler Partition 175 grainers at 3,150 feet per second. One time while doing my Daniel Boone routine I looked to the side and there is a deer no more than fifty yards away standing there looking at me. Since it was obviously not concerned I took my time and sat down, placed the reticle right under the chin and fired. It was loud and recoiled like I couldn't believe. After that experience I used Action Ears and a muzzle brake. Now I hold my rifle like I would a BB gun and don't get hammered and never hurt my ears. Life is sweet.