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Old 07-20-2011, 09:28 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by iluv2shoot2 View Post
And stay out from under a surgeons knife!!!
That will pass also. It really comes down to Rifle design and weight. If the stock causes a roll or lift of the bore it does reduce felt recoil, drop at comb. If it looks like a tube on a 2x4, chances are your gonna feel it. My Browning BLR '81 had good weight, not heavy. But it had a strait stock, not the newer pistol grip type. So it had a steel receiver, that was a huge plus, but the recoil would rattle your teeth, no good w/ titanium holding your neck together. I sold it. I'd rather take out a 70 year old low pressure 9.3x57 spitting 286gr pills out to 150 yards then get beaten by a .308 using 165gr for the same purpose.
Here are the numbers for both.
9.3x57 286gr at 150 yards: Velocity: 1819fps Energy: 2102fp
.308 165gr at 150 yards: Velocity: 2300fps Energy: 1937fp.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:15 AM   #32
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It wasent beating me up! its not the recoil of a 45/70 its just a cheap rifle hollow stock!there no weight to dampen the recoil but the new pad should help out.
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I have a Stevens 200 in 308. Basically the same gun. I bought it as a hunting rifle. It definately is not a good range rifle. It cloverleafs 3 rounds but starts to string on the
4th shot due to the thin barrel. I love the light weight but it kicks more than my .06 or my 8mms.A lot more. Most of the felt recoil is in the cheek. Its not fun to shoot but like mentioned earlier, you don't hear or feel it in the field. It's lite and easy to carry and very accurate for the first 3 rounds. Perfect for deer. It will shoot 3moa in 9 shot groups still more than accurate enough but where can you legally shoot 9 deer?
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