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The .300 RUM is the harshest recoiling rifle that I have ever fired. I shot several rounds out of my .338 win mag and then fired my buddy's .300 RUM. I leaned into it a little more, but still got scope bite. Shooting glasses cut my nose and I had a black eye the next day at work.



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300 wizzim. Ha! That’s a new one.

The rifle setup matters as much as the cartridge. I have a 270win that weighs 7lbs that will brutalize you. My 41 pound 50bmg is nice to shoot. All about the weight.



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lot of it depends on the rifle; weight, design of the stock, etc. My buddy and I ordered our Weatherbys at the same time. I bought a heavy Accumark in .340 Weatherby Magnum, he went with the Acculight in .300 Weatherby Magnum. His is by far the most brutal recoil I've ever experienced in a rifle. My .340 is a pussycat by comparison.




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My 41 pound 50bmg is nice to shoot.

41 lbs?? That is a big boy. Smile
 
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The .300 RUM is the harshest recoiling rifle that I have ever fired. I shot several rounds out of my .338 win mag and then fired my buddy's .300 RUM. I leaned into it a little more, but still got scope bite. Shooting glasses cut my nose and I had a black eye the next day at work.


My .300 RUM even with the Sims Vibration Labs Limbsaver butt pad still left me with bruises - from the two mounting screws. It squished the pad that much.

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lot of it depends on the rifle; weight, design of the stock, etc. My buddy and I ordered our Weatherbys at the same time. I bought a heavy Accumark in .340 Weatherby Magnum, he went with the Acculight in .300 Weatherby Magnum. His is by far the most brutal recoil I've ever experienced in a rifle. My .340 is a pussycat by comparison.


Agreed. The worst recoil I've ever experienced was a buddy's new ultralight rifle of some sort, in .300 Win Mag. (I don't recall the brand or model.)

He wanted help sighting it in. He had apparently tried by himself but couldn't manage it. I fired one round and wanted to quit, but got off two more rounds before I ultimately threw in the towel.

He stuck it in his safe for a few years, then sold it, having never fired it outside of our initial sight-in attempts.
 
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I have a 338 LM but with a great break. It's a kitten(thanks muzzlebreaks & more)
I shot a Mossberg 500 with a wire folding stock with full 3 1/2 high brass slugs. It was the limit of my tolerance.

It's interesting what's worse. I'd far prefer to shoot a 416 Rigby vs a 7mag.
 
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I kind of scoffed at my gunsmith's recommendation to put a Vais brake on my rebuilt 700.
"It's only a 30-06" I said. (and the Mac stock had a recoil pad)
"It will shoot so soft, you'll be able to shoot it all day" he said.
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I would rather shoot 100 rds out of my rifle than 5 of my friends 7mm mag that doesn't even have a recoil pad.

The last time I got punched until I really noticed was when I was sighting in a 12ga with slugs.
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I had to re-qualify some shooters about a month ago on the 12ga. pump.
I have to shoot slugs at the range I was using so I purchased 10 boxes at the counter. All the shop had where some Fiochi(?)2 3/4", 1600+fps, 1 oz slugs.
You definitely knew you pulled the trigger when those fired. The recoil was not too bad shooting the Weatherby pump, actually enjoyed it and bought a few extra boxes before I left the range.
 
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I’ve been known to load my down a bit. I can handle them all day then.
 
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Presenter in video is difficult to understand.
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he went with the Acculight in .300 Weatherby Magnum. His is by far the most brutal recoil I've ever experienced in a rifle. My .340 is a pussycat by comparison.


My experience also. I had a Ruger #1 in 300 Weatherby that 2 Past shoulder pads barely helped. My 270 Weatherby was not punishing. The 300 Weatherby recoil was sharp & quick compared to larger calibers such as 338's & 458's which is more of a big shove.


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My 41 pound 50bmg is nice to shoot.

41 lbs?? That is a big boy. Smile


Yes it is. You want to go get some trigger time on the big boomer? We should go bust a few rocks over Christmas break. I strangely get a kick out of watching others shoot the 50.



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to me with minor exceptions like bad stocks its all about weight in the end. my barrett is approx. 30 and its way less painful than my Sako in .338LM. despite the difference in actual recoil energy.


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My experience also. I had a Ruger #1 in 300 Weatherby that 2 Past shoulder pads barely helped.


This made me smile. I have five Ruger No.1 rifles, and there’s one thing they do well. They take bad recoil and make it worse. I love the rifles, but owning one is like riding a high spirited horse. Beautiful to look at but a handful to ride.



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There is a big difference with 308. 180 grain is stiff like a 30-06. 150 grain feels light. Neat to see the empirical difference.


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I thought my 338 Win Mag was bad enough. But Dad's 378 Wby was a kicker.
The real winner though was Dad's Winchester Model 10, the .401 WSL, when it went full auto failure. Five rounds so fast you could not tell individual shots. Just one huge bang and you were literally knocked over. Yes. On the ground, on your butt. That rifle was turned into a wall hanger.


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My 41 pound 50bmg is nice to shoot.

41 lbs?? That is a big boy. Smile


Yes it is. You want to go get some trigger time on the big boomer? We should go bust a few rocks over Christmas break. I strangely get a kick out of watching others shoot the 50.


I knew a guy that had an M99. 6 shots out of that put less hurt on my shoulder than a 12ga.




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