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Old 10-30-2013, 07:55 AM   #111
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A buddy we shoot with on his Ranch here, was a Marine. He has this sweet old Remington Bolt action 300 Win Mag.
I have had to honor to shoot it a few times, and I'm not ashamed to say I can only shoot it from a rest and bench set up. It's def. a beast killer. It was like 3 times the recoil then shooting my uncles' Ruger 44 carbine....
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A buddy we shoot with on his Ranch here, was a Marine. He has this sweet old Remington Bolt action 300 Win Mag.
I have had to honor to shoot it a few times, and I'm not ashamed to say I can only shoot it from a rest and bench set up. It's def. a beast killer. It was like 3 times the recoil then shooting my uncles' Ruger 44 carbine....
I think a .410 had 3x the recoil of a Ruger .44 mag carbine!
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I think a .410 had 3x the recoil of a Ruger .44 mag carbine!
It wasn't mine at that time, It belonged to my Uncle. Since I inherited it on his passing,I had it for about 10 Years and shot it twice in that time, so It was sold about 1998, but when I(we) Get a 410 we'll check it out vs. my Dan Wesson 41.....
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I know I keep bringing it up but I have been loving shooting the .243 I picked up last year. It is like a grown up 22. No recoil but will hammer a deer.
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I know I keep bringing it up but I have been loving shooting the .243 I picked up last year. It is like a grown up 22. No recoil but will hammer a deer.
I have been thinking about a Bolt in .243, esp. since I have not bought a new Bolt action Gun in some time....That or the Ruger Gunsite Scout....
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Go for it---I have had a couple over the years and can honestly say I have had more fun with them than any other rifles I have owned. I picked up the 700 for $250--since it was made it the sixties the irons came in a bag and it had a decent scope on it. If you shop you can really find some deals on them since most are not the most craptical looking rifles on the market.
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I know I keep bringing it up but I have been loving shooting the .243 I picked up last year. It is like a grown up 22. No recoil but will hammer a deer.
the 243 is good for deer as long as you use the proper bullets, shot placement and respect it's limits. nad yes, it's recoil is very mild.

my father has and older Winchester M70 in 243 that was the first rifle i killed deer with when i was much younger. my father brought the rifle to me a couple of years ago to mount a new scope on it and clean it up, as it hadn't been out of his safe in over 15 years. got it cleaned up, and the scope mounted and sighted in and shot some of his old reloads he made for that rifle. it's still just as accurate and deadly! a three shot group at 100 yards, was pretty much a one ragged hole group! i also tested the trigger while i had it here at the house, and the trigger broke consistently at a little over 2 pounds every time. plus it's a beautiful rifle as well. a pure joy to shoot and look at.
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I know I keep bringing it up but I have been loving shooting the .243 I picked up last year. It is like a grown up 22. No recoil but will hammer a deer.
True, as long as you are willing to play by the rules!!!!
1. Use ONLY heavy tough bullets.
2. NO quartering shots, only PERFECT presentation.
3. Keep the ranges SHORT, as small caliber bullets are light and run out of gas VERY fast (light weight bullets with low SD and BC).
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I have owned a 30-06 since I was 16 years old and its always been a favorite! But if I could only have one rifle to hunt on the continent (N. America) I would chose the 35 Whelen, I know limited bullet choices but if the available ones work and they do, no problem. Recoil is mild, good ballistics out to 300 yards and just potent enough for the big stuff.
Now I keep hearing the .308 recoils less than the 30-06 can you guys really tell the difference? I have fired many of the larger rds in my youth when it was the "manly" thing to do and I have to say the most obnoxious one had to be the 378 Weatherby mag!
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I have owned a 30-06 since I was 16 years old and its always been a favorite! But if I could only have one rifle to hunt on the continent (N. America) I would chose the 35 Whelen, I know limited bullet choices but if the available ones work and they do, no problem. Recoil is mild, good ballistics out to 300 yards and just potent enough for the big stuff.
Now I keep hearing the .308 recoils less than the 30-06 can you guys really tell the difference? I have fired many of the larger rds in my youth when it was the "manly" thing to do and I have to say the most obnoxious one had to be the 378 Weatherby mag!
Shooting equal weight loads out if a .308 and a .30-06, I wasn't able to tell much difference in recoil. The .308 rifle was a little lighter with the shorter action. But neither one was a killer in the recoil department, but neither one was marshmallow soft either.
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