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Old 07-27-2011, 03:29 AM   #21
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One more question on this rifle. I put a Mueller 4.5x14-40 on it and I see that there is no recoil pad. Didn't pay a whole lot of attention before. How is the recoil on this going to be? I bought some 150 gr and 180 gr rounds.

For a point of reference on recoiling guns, I have experience shooting my Mosin with no recoil pad and various 12 gauge shotguns with 2 3/4" slugs. Is the recoil going to be lighter or heavier? Should I consider a recoil pad?
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:00 AM   #22
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I just picked up one of these rifles about a month ago! It Is the same but was gunsmithed by PO Auckley in Salt lake city to make it even more of a naildriver. Has the original Nikon scope on it and it seems like great glass!!
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The 150's will have a bit less felt recoil than the 180's. The '06 should have a bit less recoil than your Mosin and it won't be quite as sharp. It will be more of a push than a smack. Shoot it and find out.

You can always add a pad if you're not comfortable with it. A good recoil pad is important for extended shooting sessions. For walking in the woods and taking a shot now and then, not so much.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:16 PM   #24
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Just to let you know .....the guys in here really hate you right now .....if the range report proves moa , some may slit their own throat ! 250.00 ? I dont know where you live but most pawn /gun stores around here want 1.5 or more times actual value on used rifles ......I bow in your presence ....good shooting.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:45 PM   #25
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Recoil on a 150gr 30.06 should be real close to the 150 or 147 grain

Mosin 7.62 x 54R round. Most charges, velocities, and ballistics in

general are very similar. If you can handle a Mosin with that metal

bar on the stock where the recoil pad should be, 30.06 shouldn't

slow you down too much.

For me, the biggest difference is price. Mosin rounds, @19c.- 30.06

are @$1.20 and rising...
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