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#3003837 - 10/28/12 04:51 PM Reducing recoil
CopperHead77
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Does going to a lighter grain make that much of a difference? Using 180 grain for a 300win mag..thought about going to 150..also has anyone tried the recoil pads from limbsaver?
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#3003843 - 10/28/12 04:56 PM Re: Reducing recoil [Re: CopperHead77]
Hardwoodmaterials
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You can tell a small difference between the 180's and 150's but the Limbsaver will make a very noticeable difference. Limbsavers are the best thing ever made to help tame felt recoil.
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#3004006 - 10/28/12 06:15 PM Re: Reducing recoil [Re: Hardwoodmaterials]
Nhill
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You might lose a little accuracy with the 150 grain bullets too. My 300wsm was not as accurate with them, but yours might be different
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#3004008 - 10/28/12 06:17 PM Re: Reducing recoil [Re: Nhill]
W C
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The best solution for intolerable recoil is a manageable caliber
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#3004028 - 10/28/12 06:24 PM Re: Reducing recoil [Re: W C]
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I agree.
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#3005119 - 10/29/12 08:13 AM Re: Reducing recoil [Re: Wobblyshot1]
JimFromTN
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Start with a new recoil pad. If its still bad, you can get a muzzle break. When I first got my 300 win mag, I could not shoot more than 15 rds before my shoulder would turn blue. I now have a 1 inch recoil reduction pad and vias muzzle break. I went to a class this past summer and put literally a hundred and twenty rds down range in a day and there was no flinching or pain. I was shooting 190 grain bullets. It was an absolute pleasure to shoot.
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#3005145 - 10/29/12 08:32 AM Re: Reducing recoil [Re: JimFromTN]
FULLDRAWXX75
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Have a top quality recoil pad installed & install a mercury recoil surpressor in the stock if needed after that.

I have an older (mid 40's Belgium made Browning A-5) that thing kicked like an angry mule. I installed a pachmayr recoil pad and a mercury recoil surpressor in the butt stock. The thing shoots like a 20 ga. now.

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#3005304 - 10/29/12 09:52 AM Re: Reducing recoil [Re: W C]
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 Originally Posted By: W C
The best solution for intolerable recoil is a manageable caliber


I agree, bigger ain't always better. Get a gun you are comfortable with that you don't have to alter to tolerate.
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#3006382 - 10/29/12 06:46 PM Re: Reducing recoil [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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 Originally Posted By: FULLDRAWXX75
Have a top quality recoil pad installed & install a mercury recoil surpressor in the stock if needed after that.

I have an older (mid 40's Belgium made Browning A-5) that thing kicked like an angry mule. I installed a pachmayr recoil pad and a mercury recoil surpressor in the butt stock. The thing shoots like a 20 ga. now.

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skeet shooters do this all the time even with light load shells
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#3007310 - 10/30/12 10:54 AM Re: Reducing recoil [Re: leader]
DaveB
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Get a PAST magnum recoil shield and wear it under your shirt/jacket.

I have a 300 Mag that won't shoot 180's at all, is murder with a 150. I also have a Browning ABoltII with BOSS that has a felt recoil about like a 243, a light load 06 maybe. However, you may go deaf shooting it, the blast is kind of noticeable.

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#3007777 - 10/30/12 04:24 PM Re: Reducing recoil [Re: DaveB]
Model70Man
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Drop down to the 130 gr TTSX. Recoil will be less if you load it to 3000 fps. It will recoil like a 270.
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#3007785 - 10/30/12 04:31 PM Re: Reducing recoil [Re: DaveB]
David Sapp
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I think Remington makes some reduced recoil loads for the 300 Win Mag, may want to try those.

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#3007823 - 10/30/12 04:55 PM Re: Reducing recoil [Re: David Sapp]
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Only you can decide. However, I'd be far more afraid of a guy that was really good with a .223, than you and your .300 wm. As said above, find a comfortable round and learn to shoot it well.
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#3007921 - 10/30/12 06:03 PM Re: Reducing recoil [Re: S.vitreum]
7mminatree
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You can load a 300 mag down 30-06 recoil levels. Good reason to start reloading. Or dump the .300
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#3008980 - 10/31/12 10:25 AM Re: Reducing recoil [Re: 7mminatree]
catsbackr
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Try this..http://www.midwayusa.com/product/158686/remington-managed-recoil-ammunition-300-winchester-magnum-150-grain-core-lokt-pointed-soft-point-box-of-20.

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#3009184 - 10/31/12 12:14 PM Re: Reducing recoil [Re: DaveB]
WGK
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I have limbsaver pads on all larger rifles and yes they help.
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#3011617 - 11/01/12 08:03 PM Re: Reducing recoil [Re: WGK]
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Limbsaver recoil pads are worth their weight in gold. Excellent product and VERY noticeable recoil management.
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#3011951 - 11/02/12 12:03 AM Re: Reducing recoil [Re: 7mminatree]
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 Originally Posted By: 7mminatree
...Good reason to start reloading. Or dump the .300


Do both! You certainly don't need a 300 Mag for deer. Shoot a 120 or 140 gr 6.5 caliber bullet out of a 6.5X55 Swede, a 260 REM, or a 6.5 Creedmore and you'll be very pleased. If you can't get a new rifle, pick up some Lee reloading equipment and make your own reduced recoil loads for the 300. Down-load a 150 or 165 gr bullet to .08 WIN velocities and it will have recoil similar to the 308 WIN.
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