Recoil question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by C Knappenberger, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. C Knappenberger

    C Knappenberger Member

    Dec 31, 2004
    I have looked around but haven't yet found anything about this subject, so I appologize if the question is already out there. How is the recoil of the .300 RUM compared to a .338 Win Mag? I sounds like both calibers are good a long range, but which one has less felt recoil? And do the Sims Vibration Labratory Recoil Pads work like they are advertised? (50% less recoil)

    Thanks for any advice,
  2. royinidaho

    royinidaho Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    Go here and do some calculations.

    Do some playing around and see what comes out.

    Experience says my 338 Win w/225gr bullets @2850 in 8 lb rifle w/decelerator recoil pad and tee shirt hurts /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    Same rifle at 10 lbs is fine /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

    7mm RUM w/140 gr @ 3540 is nothing /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    Figure 300 RUM w/180 would be about the same as 300 WBY w/180 @ 3200 which was fine. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

    ALso recommend you hang around there as long as possible. But if you go, I'm behind you all the way. Did my thing years ago. Good luck /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
  3. sure shot

    sure shot Well-Known Member

    Jun 16, 2004
    A 200gr slug out of a 300 RUM going 3200fps in a 9lb rifle will hit you with 41lb of recoil.

    A 225gr slug out of a 338 Win mag doing 2800fps in a 9lb rifle will hit you with about 31lb of recoil.

    It's a bit sharper out of the RUM but not to bad.