I must say the hardest recoiling rifle I own is one of my favorites. Its an old model 700 ADL rebarreled with a cdl takeoff in 35 whelen. I call it my 700 abcdl. With the 225gr ballistic tips at 2750fps, its got all the sharpness of a 7mag with the push of a 12gauge.
As my dad says, it can knock your d**k in your watchpocket!!
djtjr, I've seen pics of doubles and that's about all I know of em, so are all doubles designed so just 1 round can be fired at a time or is there any where both rounds could be fired simo w/o the rifle coming apart?
My 338 win mag - never could get it to group till i ran it up to max pressure . I have shot a lot of stuff with that HARD KICKING BEAST including brown bear but i need to rechamber it into something else and put a brake on it. Next to that is the 12 ga with 3 1/2 inch shells.
BLR in 450 Marlin by far, makes the Win70 in 338 WM look tame. So the only one where the recoil gives me issues is a Blaser Ultralight single shot in 7x65R, with the very thin barrel I'm aiming at the moon after every shot.
#2 .458 wm, no brake. 500 gr. Hornadys @ 2100 fps.
#3 .416 RM, no brake. 400 gr. Noslers @ 2400 fps.
#4 .375 H&H, no brake. 300 gr. Noslers @ 2700 fps.
But when I was in high school I learned an important lesson. Never handload with friends distracting you. We used to shoot a lot of trap after school and after a loading session as described, I got a double charge in my dad's Winchester Model 12 pump gun. I got the bird but the recoil spun me 1/2 way around. The action was locked up and ruined. I was lucky, no injuries. Gunsmith had to open the action. I could read the headstamp on the boltface. Made an impression on us impressionable kids.