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 Writers Guild

    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.