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To: Dead Dog
No kidding, the bone deep ache after a 3 round group of .338 WM is enough for me.

I'm not a huge guy, but 338WM shooting full-power hand loads out of a 7- or 8-lb rifle does not bother me. I may just be unusually recoil insensitive, but the first time I shot a 338 I was expecting punishment and didn't get any. Hrrmm...

20 posted on 03/06/2003 2:28:13 PM PST by tortoise
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To: tortoise
They aren't any big deal off hand, mine is a rem 700 bdl and is a mule off the bench. It's worse than the .45-70 and .300 Win Mag, even a .375 HH didn't seem the same.
21 posted on 03/06/2003 3:10:24 PM PST by Dead Dog
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To: tortoise
Recoil affects different people differently.

I am 6'3" and weigh 320 pounds. Once I was out shooting with a friend who is about 5'8" and about 150. He had just bought a new Winchester commemorative model 94 which had a curved brass butt plate.

The rifle didn't bother him at all but hurt me every time I fired it. On the other hand, we were also shooting a 54 caliber muzzle loader with 60 grains of pyrodex and one of the cast bullets made for that caliber. It seemed to me to be nothing but a gentle push while he said it kicked the dickens out of him.

I don't consider myself recoil sensitive, but I don't particularly like it either.

25 posted on 03/06/2003 7:34:57 PM PST by yarddog
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